Our Mom hand-painted our Easter baskets with flowers and our names. And we used the same ones every year. They were special to us. I wish I could have done the same but I just couldn't find the time. Anyway, I still wanted my daughter's Easter basket to be somewhat personal and made by me. So I came up with the easiest personalized one-of-a-kind basket on earth. Here's how to do it:
1. Find a basket from a craft store with an open weave, like this one from Michael's:
2. Find a ribbon you love or a ribbon you think a kiddo will love (I've seen ribbon with trains at Michael's). I found this ribbon in the wedding section and I thought the die-cut look was pretty cute and Easter-y:
I'm a little Mommy Dearest-y about wires in ribbon. Ha! I thought these were cute non-wire options at Jo-Ann's:
3. Weave the ribbon through the basket:
4. Tie it off with a bow:
5. Add crinkle to the bottom, this gives everything a little lift:
6. Fill 'er up!
This year I'm considering an idea I saw on Pinterest to fill the baskets with art supplies (I'm obsessed with the Kid Made Modern supplies at Target). The basket is pretty cute but I think that might be more of a gift for myself than a gift for them. So I might stick with the essentials: a bunny, books, Crocs and treats.
7. Lastly and most importantly, if these baskets are going to make it through the years, store them the night before where the dog can't reach!:
In just a few minutes these baskets became personal and special to us. Just like my Mom's hand-painted baskets, we plan on using them for the rest of our egg hunting years!