Awesome Easter basket ideas

Awesome Easter basket ideas

Some of my favorite childhood memories are waking up Easter Sunday to find a basket full of goodies. Even though I knew a basket was coming, I didn’t know what it would look like or what would be inside – this is my favorite kind of surprise! I’m very excited to share these awesome Easter basket ideas because I’m not the biggest fan of traditional Easter baskets. I also enjoy an easy DIY craft, so this year I’m going to make my own version of a basket to create Easter baskets for my girls.

Awesome Easter basket ideas
I decorated a hot cocoa container, an orange juice carton, and the bottom portion of a cereal box for my family’s Easter treats.

The basic concept is to upcycle any container from your kitchen pantry or fridge. Once you cut it down to the size you want, you can cover it with anything, paper being the easiest, and then decorate it with whatever you prefer. I used printer paper, tissue paper, and a polka dot paper bag.

Download and print these Easter gift tags. You can reduce the size percentage to print whatever size of tag you want.








The best thing about some of these DIY Easter baskets is that they either have a long-term purpose (laundry basket, winter beanie) or they can be recycled. I hope you have fun designing and putting together Easter baskets this year. As always, thank you so much for reading. I love reading your comments below and seeing your follows on Facebook and Instagram. And thank you for spreading the word!


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Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

There are so many gorgeous Easter centerpiece ideas out there. I love them all – Easter is my favorite holiday and I enjoy all the different decor styles to celebrate this day. I decided to go with a more natural look for my stunning Easter egg centerpiece.

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

I used a real tree branch and three real egg shells. Here are some tips for assembling this Easter egg centerpiece:

  • Tape the base of your branch to something heavy enough to keep your branch upright. I used a container of playdoh to secure my branch and then I covered it with coffee beans.
  • Use a push pin and carefully twist it into the top of the egg shell until you make a hole. This is the hole to hang the eggshell by a string.
  • When you crack the shell on the side of the egg, be sure to pull off any of the remaining membrane from the egg shell to give the cracked edge a clean look.
  • After the shell is clean and dry, carefully paint the inside of the egg any color you want. Once the paint is dry, you can use a small needle to push the string down into the top hole. Then tie a knot and make the string whatever length you want to hang from your branch.
  • I used shredded raffia to make my mini nests inside the egg shells.
  • I found some cute fake speckled eggs to sit on the nests but they were a bit larger than I wanted, so I actually used chocolate cadbury eggs – they’re cute and delicious!


More Easter centerpiece inspiration:

Here are some more Easter centerpiece designs by some very talented bloggers:


I don’t know about you, but these gorgeous centerpieces are so inspiring to me! As always, thank you so much for reading. I love hearing your comments (scroll down and leave a note) as well as seeing your follows on Facebook and Instagram. And thank you for helping spread the word about my blog – sharing is caring!


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Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

For Easter, my girls helped me make plaster eggs for my easy DIY farmhouse egg stand. I just love the rustic design of this stand and how cute eggs look displayed on it. I can set it anywhere and instantly add Easter vibes to the space.

Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

How to make plaster eggs

To make plaster eggs I just emptied real eggs through a small hole at the bottom of the egg, rinsed them out, and let them dry. I followed the instructions on the bag of plaster, but I added a little more water and some acrylic paint to create different colors of eggs. After the egg shell is filled with the plaster mixture, it will dry overnight, and then you can just peal off the shell.

Mix plaster, water, and paint to a runny consistancy.

Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

To make this farmhouse egg stand, you can decide how long and wide your stand will be. For a reference, my board is 12 inches long, 5.25 inches wide, and the feet are 3 inches tall. This size allowed me to drill out 10 egg holes.

You can also pick any type of wood to fit your style. You can paint the stand, white wash it, decoupage it, or use a piece of weathered fence wood, pallet wood, or a piece of wood from the Bargain Barn, like me. Just keep in mind that the thinner the board, the easier it is to drill the egg holes later on.

Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand
  1. Cut the length of your board using 45 degree cuts.
  2. Cut the two side pieces of board. The top will have a 45 degree cut and a 90 degree for the bottom.
  3. Then mark your spots to drill the egg holes. I marked a spot every two inches. There’s enough room to mark spots for two rows. Each spot is 1.5 inches from the outside edge, and 2 inches in between.
  4. Then place the drill bit on the marked spot and drill straight down. This process takes a little time to get through the wood. Once each hole is drilled out I just used a screw driver to pop the wood out of the drill bit. I used a 1.5 inch drill bit.
  5. Then you can use a little wood glue to attach the sides to the top piece. Once the wood glue is dry, you can use 1.5 inch brad nails to secure your stand.
  6. Finally, you may need to use a metal file or sandpaper to soften any rough spots.
Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand
The feet of the stand will have a flat 90 degree cut, but the other four cuts are angled.
Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand
Tilt the mitre saw to a 45 degree angle to make your next four cuts.
Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand
Mark your spot on the top side of your stand.
Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

This farmhouse egg stand can hold plastic eggs, paper mache eggs, chocolate eggs, or my plaster eggs. My youngest daughter loves arranging the plaster eggs and using her imagination with them. They’re a lot of fun and look realistic too.

Charming DIY farmhouse egg stand

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