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Classic Child's Easter Basket

Create an Easter basket your child will treasure long after the edible treats inside are gone.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2000


For more celebratory basket ideas, check out some of our other projects: Tea Party Basket, Spa in a Basket, Gardener's Gift Basket, Miniature Gardens Basket, and Decorated Berry Baskets.


  • Straw basket

  • White latex primer

  • Paint

  • Paintbrush (unless using spray paint)

  • Narrow ribbons

  • Hot-glue gun or floral wire


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Be sure to include some non-edible goodies, such as crayons, colored pencils, small books, and a stuffed animal.

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