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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.

Materials

  • 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)

Steps

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 3

    Apply glue to each basket's top edge, and affix ribbon. If desired, fill cells with Easter grass and candy.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2001