You may have noticed that I love celebrating holidays. But what I don’t love is spending a bunch of money on things that only have a very limited use. So while I’m all about giving Easter treats out, I don’t see the need to buy an Easter basket when I have containers around the house that will work just as well. Here are five suggestions for Easter “baskets” that don’t involve the basket.
Do you ever finish a project and you’re not sure if you love it or hate it? Honestly, that’s how I feel about these photo transfer eggs. They didn’t come out quite the way I wanted, but it’s a really cool effect for Easter eggs that I’ve never tried before. Let’s get down to it.
My original idea was to transfer photo images onto my eggs. So I hopped into Photoshop and copied over pictures of my family. I made each image no taller than 1.5 inches so it would fit easily onto an egg. I also deleted the background of each image using the quick selection tool, so the picture was just my main object.
Since this was a completely new concept for me, I also added a couple pictures of flowers, a bird, and some wide landscape scenes.
While I didn’t grow up with crepe paper surprise balls, I’ve seen them all over in the past few years. With Easter coming up, I tried a little twist on the ball shape and made egg shaped surprise balls.
This project is really easy when it comes to supplies. First you’ll need some crepe paper rolls. I already had pink and lime green, so I went with that.
I live in a decent sized space, but apartment living can be tight. Since we don’t have much storage space, I try to manage my possessions and fight away any hoarding tendencies. Even though I love to decorate for holidays, I try to keep most of my stuff generic so I can use it for multiple occasions, or cheap/recycled that I don’t mind getting rid of it. I can’t image storing Easter baskets year after year, so I’ve come up with other solutions. Last year I used a Mason jar to present a cute candy surprise. This year I jazzed up a plain gift bag to be Easter ready.