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DIY Easter Baskets

Easter-BasketDIY Easter baskets your kids will enjoy with a personalized touch straight from the Easter Bunny.

The approach of Easter for many means planning an Easter Basket for your kids. For a child, waking up on Easter Sunday to a basket left by the Easter Bunny is incredibly exciting. To add to the excitement this year consider making you kids’ Easter Basket yourself.

 

Crafty or not, DIY Easter Baskets can be simple to make and can be a great representation of your child. You can incorporate their favorite colors and stuff it with all of their favorite goodies. We have some festive DIY Easter Baskets that will ensure your kids love what the Easter Bunny left them.

Painted Bucket Basket

Supplies

  • 1 bucket in any color scheme you choose
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon

Directions

  1. Take your bucket and place the stickers in the design you choose. You can look for stickers with your children’s names, initials and any designs they like whether it’s hearts, sports balls or polka dots.
  2. Last, you can add the ribbon in bows on the handles of the bucket.
  3. Once you finish, stuff the basket with Easter grass and the candy combination of your choice.

Wooden Inspired Basket

Supplies

  • 1 wooden basket
  • Ribbons spools
  • Two different colors of acrylic paint
  • Wooden letters that spell your child’s name
  • Wooden frame
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Start by painting the letters of your child’s name and the frame in the color paint that you choose. 
  2. Next, take your ribbon and weave through the basket, securing with glue on the ends.
  3. Glue the letters on to the front of the basket, and then add a small picture in to the frame.
  4. Once you have the picture secured glue the frame on the front of the basket with your child’s smiling face in front.
  5. Once you have everything secured, you are done!

Floral Basket

Supplies

  • 1 basic basket
  • Spray paint
  • Plastic flowers that can be shaped
  • Hot glue
  • 1 piece of construction paper

Directions

  1. Start by spray painting the basket in the color you choose and let it dry.
  2. Next, take your plastic flowers and cut in to smaller pieces for easier gluing.
  3. Glue them on to the top of the basket in a circle around the top.
  4. Take the construction paper and write your child’s name on it then glue it to the front of the basket.

Candy Basket

Supplies

  • 5 square boxes of candy
  • 1 candy rope
  • Glue

Directions

  1. This is a great Easter Basket idea for your pre-teen or teenager.
  2. Take the four boxes of candy and put in a square shape and secure with glue on the corners of the box.
  3. Then, take the last box of candy and secure as the bottom of the basket with glue.
  4. Lastly, take the candy rope and arch it over the top of the basket as the handle and secure the ends with glue.
  5. Add even more candy on the inside for a sweet basket for your older kids.

Holidays with our kids are all about making lasting memories; a homemade Easter Basket is a small effort we can make that our kids will remember. Get out your hot glue gun and get creative, a mother always know what her kids will love.

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Maryann Loya

Maryann Loya

I am Maryann Loya, a mother, wife and a career woman. I enjoy reading, cooking and raising my kids to be educated and well mannered. I have three dogs that all reserve a special place within our home and bring a smile to my face every day.

My Bachelor's Degree is in Communications from Arizona State University.  I work for the Arizona Department of Homeland Security as a Strategic Planner. My days are filled with meetings, paperwork and schedules and my evenings are spent with my family and writing.

I enjoy spending time near the ocean in the summer and escaping from the desert for a short while.

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