Recently I was challenged to fashion an Easter basket for a girl using items found at my local Fry’s (Kroger) grocery store. Since Fry’s is one of the stores I frequent I thought it would be fun to see what I could find there and with my daughters in mind.
I was immediately drawn to the cute polka-dotted baskets that come in several sizes and colors. I grabbed a few bags of the green crinkled paper basket filler–I much prefer these to the plastic ones–that also comes in several bright colors to fill the basket.
There were lots of fun candy and toy options, but I didn’t really know what direction to take my basket until I found this cute Fancy Nancy Easter book! My 6-year-old LOVES Fancy Nancy. Heck, I think she is Fancy Nancy–with the way she talks and the outfits she comes up with! I knew our basket needed to be a FANCY basket.
Individual egg cups with polka dots are very fancy! I got one for each of my girls. I think I need one too! Maybe I’ll go back. And gold is very fancy and very hot right now. I got a package of golden plastic eggs and filled a couple with jelly beans to sit on the egg cups.
I kind of fell in love with the fancy Lindt Easter chocolate offerings. I decorated the rest of the basket with carrot shaped chocolates. And where there are carrots, there must be bunnies–preferably gold, chocolate bunnies–nearby. The sweet little lambs also stood guard.
I scattered Whopper eggs and jelly beans throughout (gotta make them work for them, right?). When I had put it all together, I realized I need to add a few finishing touches to make it fancy enough for our purposes.
I added some faux flowers I had around the house to a couple of spots on the handle. I was able to wrap the stems on with some twine. Wire might be more secure. If you were putting this together right before Easter it would be oh, so, fancy to add fresh flowers from the floral department! You could put them in a small vase, or maybe get some of those floral water tubes to stick the stems in so they will stay fresh a little longer. Wouldn’t that just delight your fancy girl?
I also designed a fancy egg-shaped tag to attach to the basket. I will probably write my girls’ names on it in gold ink. (I am sharing the printable–read on for how to get it!)
Then my 12-year-old and I came up with a detail that is not so much about being fancy–though we did use a fancy font for our note from E. Bunny! It is very important to me that Easter still be a religious celebration, even though I love a good egg-hunt and matching Easter outfits like no one else. I just figure that if the Easter Bunny is going to be bringing a basket for the kids, he should be reminding my children about the reason they are getting a gift in the first place. My daughter and I worked together to write this poem about the real reason for the season! I will have this available as a free printable to my Facebook fans (Click the tab that says Freebies if this doesn’t take you there), as well as the printable label above.
For more tips, tricks and Easter basket ideas for lots of different people in your life, visit the Fry’s Easter DIY Pinterest Board. I’m excited #EasterBasketHop around and see all of the great baskets that other bloggers have come up with!
Do you do Easter baskets for your kids? I’d love to hear about your traditions!
DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Kroger/Banner for selecting me, to create this basket and post! I was provided a $100 Kroger/Banner gift card and an additional $25 Kroger/Banner gift card for supplies to thank me for my participation.