Gardening Easter Basket

It is always fun to come up with Easter baskets for our kids and we always try to integrate some fun, non-candy type items. This year, we decided to do some gardening paraphernalia, so that the kids could grow their own little plants. (Don’t get me wrong. There will still be plenty of Peeps, Cadbury Eggs and Jelly Belly Beans at our house.)

Since I was the one whipping these up, I decided to glam them a bit with some gold, much to my husband’s chagrin. However, once he saw how things were turning out, he decided that things weren’t looking too bad. Probably because I’m not gold-i-fy-ing furniture or decor in our home.

Gardening Easter Basket 1

The set includes 3 small, painted terra cotta pots, potting soil, 3 seed packets, 3 plant markers, and a watering can. I used an old salsa jar to hold the soil and attached a small rabbit to the lid with some gorilla glue. Then that got a few coats of gold spray paint.

Gardening Easter Basket 2

The cute little pots were so adorable and the perfect sizes for tiny hands. I dressed them up with some white and gold paint.

Gardening Easter Basket 3

To make the seed packets, I printed out a template I found online and traced that onto some gold polka dot cardstock. Then I cut them out and glued them together. Super easy.

Gardening Easter Basket 4

And the plant markers were simple too. A little gold paint and some fun stamping was all there was to it.

Gardening Easter Basket 5

I’m sure that my kids are going to love planting these seeds and I love that this little Easter basket project turned out so cute! Now if I can just find some chocolate bunnies dipped in gold…

Gardening Easter Basket 6

What kinds of items do you like to give for Easter? Do you go for candy or toys? Or something else completely?

22 thoughts on “Gardening Easter Basket

  1. Katie

    This is such a great idea! My kids love getting involved in projects and I’m sure would enjoy planting. I will probably include wild flower seeds in my daughter’s easter basket since she loves to pick flowers. Thanks for the cute idea :)

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  2. Julie

    I’ve been seeing these cute jars with toy animals stuck to them but have not been able to think how I would use them. This is a lovely idea, what a lot of detail you’ve put it. Beautiful and practical.

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    1. Erin Post author

      Thanks, Julie! I also loved seeing the jars with animals on top, so I had to come up with a fun way to actually utilize them. :)

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  3. Sarah

    This is a darling idea! Kudos for you and a creative approach to an Easter basket. You children will long remember her unique Easter baskets.

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  4. Sasha

    Oh, I love this! This is a really neat idea – seasonal and will appeal to grown-ups too (not much of that around Easter, it seems). Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sasha

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