A Simple, Plush, Easter Basket For My Boy

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Egg Dying kits are for another post :).

As you all know by now, I love doing special things to celebrate seasonal changes and holidays. When it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday, I always have big dreams of doing something super creative and crunchy. Time always seems to get ahead of me and I end up taking the quick route. Such is life. Ah, I’ll make up for it in the upcoming months. I wanted Jayden to have an Easter basket this year. Nothing fancy, but something filled with a few goodies that he’d appreciate.

During a recent grocery trip at Walmart, I bypassed the Easter candy aisle and headed straight to the main Easter aisle with the baskets, decor and trinkets. Instead of an ordinary basket, I opted for a super cute plush bunny bucket. It kind of resembles a fox. As you can see, I have a thing for plush buckets. I grabbed some green grass made of recycled paper (new in Walmart stores), a small story book, sticker pad, crayons, a mini set of bubbles, and Annie’s Homegrown Graham Bunnies and Fruit Snacks (found in the snack aisle); all of which my boy loves.

Here’s the final product.

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It may not be handcrafted to perfection, but it beats any premade basket filled to the brim with sweets and breakable toys. The plush basket will be reused (or passed down) as well as the crayons, grass, stickers, and bubble tubes which will be recycled once we run out of uses for them.

Oh, wait.

I did get creative.

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Saran wrap and basket grass ties.


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I am a voluntary participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation to share my experience making an Easter basket using their recyclable basket grass with you. All opinions (if expressed) are my own.
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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

5 Comments

  • Reply April 19, 2011

    Kenesha

    I love this basket! And those Bunny fruit snacks are so yummy and such a good idea! I’ve been trying to figure out what to put in their basket that won’t give them a sugar coma and this is a great solution. I bought my Easter basket and supplies from Walmart, too. But I’ll need to go back for the Bunny fruit snacks and Bunny Grahams!

  • Reply April 17, 2011

    Jenn

    That’s a really cute Easter basket! I’m with you on bypassing a lot of the candy. While I do put some jelly beans, Hershey kisses, Easter-colored M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and the obligatory solid milk chocolate Easter bunny in each of the kids’ baskets, I also stock them with coloring books, story books, stickers and little toys. No need for cavities, you know? ;)

    • Reply April 21, 2011

      Sheena

      Thanks! The cavities and extra boosts of energy are what I worry about the most. If we give him a chocolate bunny, there will be no turning back. I’m sure he’d be hooked and DEMANDING more. When he’s older, he’ll be able to better control portions.

  • Reply April 17, 2011

    Elizabeth@Table4five

    That’s a great Easter basket! You’re right, the bunny basket does look more like a fox. I’m sure Jayden will love all his treats!

    • Reply April 21, 2011

      Sheena

      The basket is sitting in the corner of our dining nook. He hasn’t noticed it yet, lol.

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