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Easter Containers That Aren’t Baskets

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

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.

A berry crate as a small Easter basket

Image Transfer Easter Eggs {with freezer paper}

Image transfer of photos onto Easter Eggs using freezer paper

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.

Image transfer of photos onto Easter Eggs using freezer paper

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.

Surprise Balls | Easter Egg Style

Easter Egg surprise balls | for baskets or hiding

Easter Egg surprise balls | for baskets or hiding

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.

Pink and green crepe paper streamer rolls

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.

Glittered Plastic Easter Eggs

Glittered Plastic Easter Eggs -- dipped and covered

Glittered Plastic Easter Eggs -- dipped and covered

This has been kind of a “meh” week so far. Maybe it’s because I missed yoga due to a pulled(?) muscle in my back and I never got peaceful. Or maybe it’s because my back has been killing me- I don’t know. Regardless, this is just a quick project to add a little sparkle and joy to my day.

Plastic Easter Eggs to refinish

Bunny Gift Bag for Easter

DIY Bunny Gift Bag for Easter -- a great alternative to an Easter basket

DIY Bunny Gift Bag for Easter -- a great alternative to an Easter basket

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.