Wooden or plastic baskets filled with goodies are an Easter classic. For an unusual variation on a beloved tradition, transform inexpensive peat pots into beribboned Easter "baskets." The tiny connected cells, commonly used for starting seeds, are ideal for holding jelly beans and small chocolate eggs.
Tools and Materials
Tray of ten 1 3/4-inch cells (yields two "baskets")
1 3/4-inch-cell peat-pot tray
18-gauge paper- or cloth-wrapped wire
Easter grass (optional)
Easter Favor How-To
1. Cut tray into 2 sections, one with 6 cells, the other with 4 cells. Create 2 holes in each tray, at the center of each side, for the handles.
2. Cut an 18-inch length of wire (for the large tray) and a 13-inch length of wire (for the small tray). Insert wire into holes, creating a handle, and bend back ends with pliers to secure.
3. Apply glue to each basket's top edge, and affix ribbon. If desired, fill cells with Easter grass and candy.
Peat-pot trays are available at Kmart stores nationwide. Ribbon and other decorative items are from Bell'occhio. Multicolored chocolate eggs are available at jacquestorres.com.