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How to Make a Homemade Easter Basket

Updated on April 27, 2014

Homemade Easter Baskets

Looking to make a personalized Easter basket? I have lots of ideas if you want to make your own. The Easter Bunny isn't the only one who can make these. These can also make great gifts and prizes for egg hunts, church parties, classroom prizes, etc.

In addition, one can make for a fun gift for a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. I remember one year making one for the boyfriend I had at the time and leaving it on his front porch. He was so surprised and happy when he got up in the morning and found it.

What's great about making your own is that you are able to customize what goes into the basket and stick within your Easter budget. This is especially handy if you have more than one person to buy for.

Easter basket image by Oakley Originals at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Making an Easter Basket

Easter Basket Grass
Easter Basket Grass

First, you need a basket. You can easily get one at a store like Walmart or Target. If you're on a tight budget, you should be able to find one at a dollar type store

Next, you'll need some Easter grass. You can see an example of this in the picture above. Place the grass on the bottom of the basket.

Although what you see pictures here is green, it does come in a variety of different colors. If you have more than one child, you might want to use a different color for each one.

Now you're ready to fill the basket!

Basket image by -Lori- at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Easter Candy Ideas

Easter Candy Ideas
Easter Candy Ideas

Of course you'll need some candy. Some of the most common candies to put into Easter baskets are small, solid chocolate Easter eggs, milk chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, Cadbury Eggs, chick peeps and my favorite, marshmallow eggs.

What's nice about the grass in the basket is that you can actually tuck some of the smaller pieces of candy inside it. Now there is another option when it comes to candy. You can always make your own.

Candy image by Nouhailler via Getty Images at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

In addition to candy, I suggest tossing in some toys or activities for kids. Candy goes quickly, but kids can continue to have fun with other items found in their Easter baskets.

Consider a book, coloring book and crayons, small game, Slinky, video game or a DVD movie to watch. Other ideas include Play-Doh, jigsaw puzzles, sidewalk chalk, art sets and stickers.

Kids image by raleighwoman at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Easter Baskets for Boys

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys
Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

If you're looking for fillers for boys Easter baskets, there are several items to consider. Most boys like cars. How about adding some Hot Wheels cars? Boys also love Transformers toys along with Lego sets.

A lot of boys love sports, so you could toss in a baseball and mitt, basketball or soccer ball. Also consider things like a Nerf football or Nerf gun.

Does your child like dinosaurs? How about a fun dinosaur toy?

Image by jennisrunning at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

Transformers Dark Of The Moon Mechtech Voyager Class Cannon Force Ironhide Figure
Transformers Dark Of The Moon Mechtech Voyager Class Cannon Force Ironhide Figure

This transforms from a vehicle to a hero. Transformers are a popular toy for boys and kids can have lots of fun using their imagination while playing with this.

 
Hot Wheels 5 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)
Hot Wheels 5 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)

Boys love cars. This package contains 5 Hot Wheels vehicles which will provide hours of fun.

 
Nerf N Sport Weather Blitz Youth All-Conditions Football (Orange)
Nerf N Sport Weather Blitz Youth All-Conditions Football (Orange)

What I love about Nerf products is that they can be played with both indoors and outdoors.

 

Easter Baskets for Girls

Easter Winnie the Pooh
Easter Winnie the Pooh

There are lots of fun items for girls that can be added to Easter baskets. Consider a doll, jewelry, craft kit, Easter plush, music box or jewelry kit.

More ideas include My Little Pony, Hello Kitty and Disney princess toys. Depending on the age of the girl, you can also include hair ribbons, lip gloss and nail polish.

Image by Winnie the Pooh MBBP at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

Barbie Beautiful Fairy Barbie Doll
Barbie Beautiful Fairy Barbie Doll

This beautiful Barbie fairy doll would be great to put in a girl's basket.

 
Ty Beanie Boos Hopson Brown Bunny 6" Plush
Ty Beanie Boos Hopson Brown Bunny 6" Plush

Low how cute these big eyes are. Girls of all ages love stuffed animals.

 
My Little Pony Princess Cadance and Applejack Figures
My Little Pony Princess Cadance and Applejack Figures

With this adorable set, girls can style their ponies hair.

 

Easter Baskets for Teenagers

Easter Baskets for Teenagers
Easter Baskets for Teenagers

Teenagers still enjoy waking up on Easter morning and finding an Easter basket filled with candy and goodies waiting for them. Here are some suggestions of what can be put in their baskets.

For guys, a video game, sports equipment, Game Stop card, movie tickets, cap, fast food gift cards, T-shirt or sports bottle.

For gals, music CD, earrings, make up, stuffed animal, bubble bath, cologne, figurine, decorative picture frame, or gift card for her favorite clothing store.

Basket image by Fletcher Prince at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Angry Birds Men's Red Plush Hat
Angry Birds Men's Red Plush Hat

Angry Birds are the rage and for guys who like caps, this is a cool one to wear.

 
Kim Kardashian for Women By Kardashian  Edp Spray, 3.4 Ounce
Kim Kardashian for Women By Kardashian Edp Spray, 3.4 Ounce

This is a popular selling fragrance. Not only does it smell nice, but it comes in a decorative bottle.

 
Black Feather Earrings, Costume Jewellery Fashion Big Feather Earrings, Includes gift bag.
Black Feather Earrings, Costume Jewellery Fashion Big Feather Earrings, Includes gift bag.

Aren't these pretty? Being black, they can be worn with so many different colors. A gift bag is included in your order.

 

Do you have a child who likes to color? If so, click the arrow below for free Easter Bunny coloring pages.

Easter Basket for Adults

Ester Basket for Adults
Ester Basket for Adults

An Easter basket can be a nice surprise for an adult. You could give one to your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. You could also surprise someone you really appreciate with one as well. This might be a teacher at school, your hairdresser, clergyman or anyone else you think would be deserving.

For guys you could add in something related to their favorite sport or even tickets to a game. Also consider men's accessories, cologne, gag gifts, a framed picture of you, (if this should apply,) restaurant card or some gourmet food treats.

For gals you might include jewelry, cologne, a cookbook, flowers, poem, stuffed animal, gift card, tickets to the theater or a cute figurine.

If this is for a romantic interest, you could make a booklet of love coupons for that special someone in your life to enjoy.

Image by TheWarners at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Easter Gifts for Him

Alpine Swiss Men's Genuine Leather Trifold Wallet Black
Alpine Swiss Men's Genuine Leather Trifold Wallet Black

Softness, quality adn style makes this a nice wallet to add to an Easter basket.

 

Easter Gifts for Her

Sarah Peyton Home 3-Piece Flameless Candle Set
Sarah Peyton Home 3-Piece Flameless Candle Set

Candles add a nice decorative touch to a room. These could even be lit during Easter dinner.

 
Sterling Silver Mystic Fire Topaz and Diamond Accent Heart Pendant Necklace, 18"
Sterling Silver Mystic Fire Topaz and Diamond Accent Heart Pendant Necklace, 18"

Isn't this exquisite? Imagine her surprise to find this in her basket.

 

If the person you're making a basket for can't have sugar, here's a sugar free choice for you.

Sugar Free Easter Candy

Russell Stover Sugar Free Jelly Beans, 7 oz. Bag
Russell Stover Sugar Free Jelly Beans, 7 oz. Bag

Jelly beans are a popular Easter candy. For those who can't eat sugar, these are a great option.

 

Easter Basket Check List

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Carrots for the Easter Bunny

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @esmonaco: I bet people love getting them from you.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I love making gift baskets, and love your lens. Amazing pictures here Thanks.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Sounds yummy.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Cari Kay 11: How cool that you get one, too.

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      cool easter basket idea. i love it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My favorite is still the chocolate bunny :) Great ideas here, thanks for sharing!

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      Kay 4 years ago

      Everybody in our family gets an Easter basket. My hubby and children put one together for me as well. God bless you much this Easter!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @MiaMusement: I appreciate you letting me know this. I wanted to show different options for people who like making their own baskets.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @MiaMusement: I appreciate you letting me know this. I wanted to show different options for people who like making their own baskets.

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      What loverly Easter basket ideas, Janis! I like that you included homemade candy and sugar-free candy suggestions in addition to the tried-and-true ones.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thank you very much!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Ardyn25: It sounds like that was a great basket.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Such a pretty lens, Janis.

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      Ardyn25 4 years ago

      The best thing I got was a necklace when I was 12...and of course the candy!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @poutine: That sounds like a good combination.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Chocolate is great.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: I can't believe that Easter is almost here.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: How clever of the Easter Bunny!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: How about giving one to your girlfriend?????

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Lots of chocolate and a few books

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Chocolate, of course. Is there anything better than chocolate? I mean, besides more chocolate?

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      These basket ideas are great now with Easter almost upon us. Usually we put bunnies and eggs in them, but it can become so much more creative, you're right.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      One Easter the Easter Bunny left us footprints that led to our Easter baskets that had been hidden in a closet. Along with the usualy candy he had left a badminton set and a croquet set - we enjoyed those for years!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      What a great lens you have shared with us before Easter. I don't celebrate it but it is not a bad idea looking at your beautiful lens. I would like to get a Easter basket, who would like to send me! Blessed :)