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How To Build an Easter Basket

Whether planning for an Easter egg hunt or creating a basket of goodies this easy tutorial will be sure to please.  We often think of Easter baskets being full of sweets and fun gifts for kids of every age. Make some bunny happy this season with a pretty personal basket or even a seasonal centerpiece.

Select your basket

No matter what size basket you select, make sure it is large enough to fit the largest item you you want to put inside the basket.  Wicker in bright white is always a winning combination for an Easter Basket.  For an egg hunt consider a bunny bag.

bunny bag egg hunt -lizbushong.com

Line the Basket

Lay the foundation for your basket with faux grass or if using the basket as a centerpiece, line with a garbage bag to prevent water leakage. If you want to be adventurous select edible grass.  I prefer shredded paper for lining a basket, it doesn’t create static electricity and is easier to clean up.

Shredded Faux Easter Basket Edible grass lizbushong.com

The Good Stuff|Filling the Basket with Goodies

Have you ever wanted your Easter basket to look like a gourmet basket?  The key is color coordinating the candies with the overall color scheme of the basket and liner. For example if you select green  faux grass, adding orange wrapped candies, and purple ribbon, would be pleasing to the eye as secondary colors.  Likewise, if your basket is wicker white sticking with a monochromatic color scheme, like blue, light blue and medium blue would make your basket look like the pros.

Photo credit- Williams & Sonomah

Who knew that the basics of color would apply to Easter baskets? On the other hand, if you want to purchase a gift tower for an Easter basket, consider ones that are already color coordinated for you.

orange, green and yellow are perfect for Easter. Pile small candies in individual printed “cups” to keep them from spilling, and nestle each type of candy in the grass.

Final Touches| Add Something Sentimental

In conclusion, adding something soft and cuddly like a stuffed bunny, or baby chick will create lasting memories after the candy and colored eggs are gone.   A small bible or children’s book that can be read before bed would be a great addition to your Easter baskets.

Stuffed Bunny Rabbit- Easter Basket- lizbushong.com

Last but not least, tie a pretty ribbon around the Easter basket handle. Wired edged ribbon works best as it will hold its bow shape.

Pastel Wired Ribbon-Easter Baskets lizbushong.com

Let me know what you put in your Easter baskets.  

Here are a few other Easter Ideas you might like to try:

Bunny Cake Stand 

Bunny Cake Stand-store- lizbushong.com

How to Create Cool Marbled Easter Eggs lizbushong.com png

Natural Dyed Robin Blue Eggs

Easter Blue Egg Nest Tablesetting-lizbushong.com

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Store- Bunny Cake Stand, lizbushong.com

About Author:

Liz Bushong is an expert in the three-dimensional art of entertaining. She transforms simple dining occasions into beautiful and memorable moments by adding a touch of her own “sassy” style. For the past several years Liz been entrusted to decorate the White House for several Holidays. She is a featured monthly guest chef/designer on WCYB TV 5, WSLS10-Daytime Blue Ridge and other television shows. Liz is the author of Sweets & Savories cookbook as well as past contributing writer for VIP Seen and Bella magazine. See recipes and ideas: lizbushong.com and social media. Liz is offering a free download of Black and White Creative Tablescape Ideas when you subscribe to lizbushong.com.


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