With Easter around the corner it’s time to start thinking of how we can gift those Easter goodies! Here are a few creative ways to put together the perfect basket.
This fantastic idea came from my mother, who with eleven grandchildren of all ages found a way for everyone to get exactly what they like in their Easter basket. So if you too have a bunch of kiddos coming over looking to get some sweets from the Easter bunny, one idea could be this adorable Chick Bucket filled with candy that they can then stuff their own little bunny bags with! A simple metal bucket can be easily transformed into a chick a dee with the following materials :
Easily transform a painted metal bucket into a chick-a-dee or bunny with the following materials :
- Large metal tub or pail (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or your local craft store.)
- Black and white paint pens
- Hot glue
- Solid and patterned card stock for bunny ears, feet, beak, and wings
- Yellow and white feathers
- Cotton balls
- Krinkle + your favorite Easter candy
The chick will require a paper beak, feet, wings, and tail; if you prefer the bunny bucket you will need feet, ears, cotton for a tail and a little nose. With glue add your feathers to the wings and tail, trimming them if necessary. With the hot glue, carefully glue on the chick or bunny features and watch as they come to life! We painted our eyes on with white and black paint pens, but feel free to get creative with paper ones or even cute googly eyes.
Fill that bad boy with your favorite Easter candy and let’s talk goody bags. These precious bunny bags were made of just kraft paper bags and some patterned cardstock. Both white and bright fun patterned paper, make the two ears that we then glue on the inside of the front of the bag. Go further if you like and add a googly eyes, a nose, and mouth as we did here!
Our second idea is for the ultimate food loving Southerner and another tradition from my family’s Easter celebrations!
This kitchen themed basket can be taken in so many fun directions – coffee lover, wine lover, international foodie, etc! Here we went with a “Southern Baking” theme using a bright spring blue mixing bowl as our basket and filled it with the goodies you see below: Beignet mix, mixing spoons, cookie cutters, and a few things straight out of Simply Southern.
We pair our quintessential Julia Child flour sack hand towel (“People who love to eat are always the best people.” –Julia Child $9) with a Café du Monde Mini Painting ($40) by New Orleans artist Jax Frey and an adorable bird nest pendent ($19) made by local artist Jennette Killeen. These unique additions make for the perfect finishing touches. Fluff up your basket with krinkle or that nostalgic green plastic Easter grass, your favorite Easter candy, and you’ve created an exceptionally delicious Easter basket!
It’s as simple as that y’all. Happy Easter from Simply Southern!