Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Homemade Easter Baskets

Easter Baskets. Who doesn't love easter baskets with the pre made goodies wrapped so beautifully and tucked into an adorable brightly colored basket? Okay, so I'm really raising my hand over here, I don't. I'm not one to rush to the store and spend $20 on a basket filled with candy and toys that don't fit my kids or fit Easter. I like cute little bunnies but not for Easter. I like decorating for Spring but I choose to be very intentional at Easter to leave bunnies hopping down the bunny trail and focus on lambs which point us to Christ.

Very few easter baskets fit this criteria so I've decided to make my own. Last year I went to Hobby Lobby and was able to purchase everything half off a few weeks before Easter. The first thing you have to do if your making your own goodie basket is to pick out your basket. Once you've found your adorable basket then pick out your stuff. Make sure you actually put it in your basket so you don't purchase too much. Also, keep dibs on the amount your spending so your not surprised in the checkout line.

In my baskets I want to also include some kind of lamb a book which focuses on Christ and just a few little fun toys.

Do you make your own Easter Baskets for your kids?

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  1. Love it! Yes, I make my own for the kids every year because, just like you, the others don't fit my criteria. One year, I even Lined the bottom of the baskets with real moss from outside! They were so cute! This year I think I will dig up some grass!

    1. Very Creative!!! Yes, I might had some nature in mine too!

  2. I always make my kids' baskets too. Thanks for the ideas for inspiration. :D

  3. Thanks for sharing! We've never done Easter baskets for our little ones, mainly because we didn't know how to use it as a tool to point them to Christ. This is great - thanks again of the inspiration!

  4. What a great idea! I struggle with the whole Easter basket thing. Last year we didn't do any baskets. Not sure what we will do this year. I love the idea of a lamb instead of a bunny. How fitting!

  5. We always had a really nice basket that was used as a decoration and then filled the night before Easter. Mom always got us a book, candy, and a stuffed animal. I've tried to do the same for my son - though sometimes he gets a lot more than just a book and a small toy. My mother-in-law uses baseball hats as the baskets and then the hats are part of the gift, which is cute and great for my husband who can't have enough hats, but now I have quite the collection of hats I'll never wear!!

  6. would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha xxx