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.
- 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
- Needle-nose pliers
- Craft glue
- Easter grass (optional)
- Candy (optional)
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.
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.
Apply glue to each basket's top edge, and affix ribbon. If desired, fill cells with Easter grass and candy.