Create an Easter basket your child will treasure long after the edible treats inside are gone.
Martha Stewart Living, April 2000
Paint the basket a color of your choice, but if you are using a brown basket, first spray or brush on white latex primer. When using spray paint, work in a well-ventilated space.
Make bows from narrow ribbons, and place them around the basket's edge with a hot-glue gun or with small pieces of floral wire. The basket can serve as a decorative container year-round, so consider using ribbons that will match your child's room.
Be sure to include some non-edible goodies, such as crayons, colored pencils, small books, and a stuffed animal.