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.
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.
The cute little pots were so adorable and the perfect sizes for tiny hands. I dressed them up with some white and gold paint.
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.
And the plant markers were simple too. A little gold paint and some fun stamping was all there was to it.
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…
What kinds of items do you like to give for Easter? Do you go for candy or toys? Or something else completely?