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How to Make a Homemade Easter Basket
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
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
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.
Homemade Easter Candy
Easter Candy Molds
These molds will help you to create your own chocolate Easter Bunnies.
Easter Basket Poll
Do you make your own Easter baskets?
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
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
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.
Boys love cars. This package contains 5 Hot Wheels vehicles which will provide hours of fun.
What I love about Nerf products is that they can be played with both indoors and outdoors.
Easter Baskets for Girls
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
This beautiful Barbie fairy doll would be great to put in a girl's basket.
Low how cute these big eyes are. Girls of all ages love stuffed animals.
With this adorable set, girls can style their ponies hair.
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 are the rage and for guys who like caps, this is a cool one to wear.
This is a popular selling fragrance. Not only does it smell nice, but it comes in a decorative bottle.
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
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
Softness, quality adn style makes this a nice wallet to add to an Easter basket.
If he likes coffee, then he should love this set of delicious gourmet coffee.
Easter Gifts for Her
Candles add a nice decorative touch to a room. These could even be lit during Easter dinner.
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
Jelly beans are a popular Easter candy. For those who can't eat sugar, these are a great option.
Easter Basket Check List
Carrots for the Easter Bunny