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Easter Favors

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.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2001


  • Tray of ten 1 3/4-inch cells (yields two "baskets")

  • 1 3/4-inch-cell peat-pot tray

  • Scissors

  • 18-gauge paper- or cloth-wrapped wire

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Craft glue

  • Ribbon

  • Easter grass (optional)

  • Candy (optional)


  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.


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