Monday, March 23, 2009

Re-imagining the Easter Basket!

Easter is always a fun holiday- the drudgery of winter is over at last, the tulips and primroses are coming up and it's time to celebrate rebirth and new life. I love sending out care packages, but Easter baskets are cumbersome to mail. So this year, I decided to make an Easter Carton instead.


This couldn't be simpler. You'll need to save your egg cartons (I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely they were all gathered together. It reminded me of the ordinary items often featured on Hi+Low that suddenly seem so beautiful when collected in multiples.)



You'll also need some inexpensive plastic eggs. I bought both pastel and vivid eggs and was quite happy with the subtle variations I got when I mixed them together. It looks far more sophisticated.(You can see the difference in the bottom right carton where I ran out of the pastel shades. Not as pretty looking.)



Collect some fun candies and goodies to fill the eggs with- important note- the socks did not fit inside an egg! I included plastic butterflies from the party section at Target, some Easter chick Lindt chocolates, some gumball charms, Reece's Peanut Butter eggs, elastic wooden beaded bracelets, a few of my cotton ball bunnies, some fuzzy Easter Chicks, jelly beans and my all time favorite Easter Candy: Cadbury mini eggs. (I could eat barrels full of the stuff. I'm ashamed to say I absolutely devoured the remainder of the bag...)



Fill the eggs with goodies and pack them into the cartons.



I filled the shipping boxes with crinkly Easter Grass and a note written on a vintage Easter Card to really complete the experience. Happy Easter everyone! Let me know how your Easter Creations turn out!

14 comments:

Rosemoo said...

I think I would die of happiness if I received a gift box like this in the mail. How lovely!

:D

jacob said...

These are so lovely! The vintage cards are a perfect final touch! I will send you pics of my Easter project too!
loves,
mom

Robin Lynne said...

That's so ingenious! Definitely gonna have to remember this.. thanks for sharing :)

PS
Love the photo with all the pretty colorful eggs!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

those colorsss...visual delight!
Hope you have great Easter ~Blessings*

Jen said...

Hi there! I love love love this idea. I had been brainstorming how to send along a thoughtful Easter gift, and this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

Annie Pazoo said...

What a fab, fab idea!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

This is a super cute idea. I was immediately writing an email to my mom to sya she should do this for my kids rather than the normal stuff she does each year. THEN, I deleted the email and decided to make some for her. :) Thanks for the great idea.

Melody said...

Oh my goodness is that a fab idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Love the idea! Thank you. Oh, and Cadbury Mini Eggs...mmm...it's a good thing they don't make them throughout the year or I'd eat them constantly. I don't think I gain weight over Christmas as much as Easter! Thanks again.

Hana @ celebrations.com said...

Wow I've never thought of Easter care packages before! Fantastic tweak to the Easter Basket :) Thanks for sharing.

-Hana @ Celebrations.com

Lauren said...

I love the plastic egg idea- they are so colorful!!

and yes, I would definitely be in a sugar coma all year if they always made easter candy! thank goodness they dont :)

Bombini said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my Greece-pics. Unfortunately I took them 3 year ago! But next year we are finally going again visting my hubby's relatives.
I just had to link to this great, great idea. I love it! But I guess I won't get these eggs in Germany.

Sina

Andrea said...

What a good idea! I would love getting a care package like this in the mail. I'll have to remember this one!

Lydias Treasures 4U said...

Awesome idea! My kids would love it. :)

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