Green Gift Ideas for Easter
Easter Egg Tree
Best Green Ideas for Easter Gifts
Make a statement and go green while celebrating the Easter holiday this year. Show your friends and family your eco-friendly side and encourage them to do the same. Green ideas for Easter baskets, eggs, candies, and other Easter art are all right here. These beautiful, green gift ideas for Easter might just start some new family traditions.
Recycled Easter Baskets
Easter Egg Baskets
Green Gift Ideas to Fill the Easter Basket
Who doesn't remember making these adorable Easter baskets from used berry containers as a kid? They are a perfect green idea for presenting Easter gifts. Place some naturally decorated eggs, organic chocolates, or handmade gifts into these decorative baskets for a special touch. The full instructions for creating these Easter baskets are available at MarthaStewart.com
These days, berries usually come in clam shell containers. These can also be repurposed into green gift ideas as an Easter egg basket. Find out how (here).
There are many green ideas for filling the Easter baskets with gifts:
"Green Gift Ideas for Easter," explains how to dye eggs to go in the baskets with natural dye.
Try filling Easter baskets with real grass or hay, rather than plastic grass that will be thrown in the garbage.
Use free-range and organic eggs to be sure the poultry are humanely handled.
Egg Shells Dyed with Food Coloring for Crafts
Egg Shells Colored Naturally with Food
Black Walnut Hulls, Pomegranate and Blackberries
These eggs were colored naturally using food. The basic recipe for coloring eggs with homemade food dye is to boil the food in 4 cups of water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and simmer the eggs in the strained liquid for 30 minutes if they are raw. If they are already boiled, soak them in the strained liquid in the refrigerator overnight. If you do not strain the food it will cause a marbling effect on the eggs. I personally like that, so I didn't strain the food from the homemade dye. My eggs were raw so after boiling the food in the water for a bit, I reduced the heat to simmer and added the eggs and vinegar. After 30 minutes they were the shade seen in this photo.
Pomegranate = Yellow
Blackberries = Light Purple
Black Walnut Hulls = Brown
For more detailed instructions on how to do this see: How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food
Making Easter Containers from Recycle Egg Cartons - Green Gift Ideas for Easter
This video gives complete instructions for reusing and decorating an egg carton. To make a perfect Easter container.
More Easter Basket Filling Ideas
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10 Ideas to Green Up Your Easter
These are a few of the tips that are seen in the video: Choose a basket that will last, so you don't feel the need to buy them and throw them out the same year. Place a water-proof container inside the basket to grow grass seed and you won't need to buy the disposable kind. If you prefer, you can line your basket with green cloth. Use natural food dyes, rather than chemical dyes. Natural dyes are made from plant and food products that you'll find in your kitchen and most are safe enough to eat, such as pomegranate and blueberries.
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Greening Up the Easter Baskets
Green Door Easter Ideas
The video below has a slightly different spin on creating a green Easter basket. It includes ideas for adult Easter baskets instead. Prepare a basket for your favorite cowboy this Easter.
Easter Basket Ideas from the Green Door
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