No matter how old you are you’re never too old for an Easter basket or Christmas stocking. My boys are grown and married, but I thought that they and my daughters-in-law might enjoy an Easter basket from mom and dad. Instead of using traditional baskets, I selected two containers that can be re-purposed after being emptied.

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Baskets

Next, I selected some grownup and some favorite childhood candies, re-wrapping a few for a more attractive uniform look.

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Basket Stuffers

To help stand objects in gift baskets and add height, I often use tissue paper or newsprint. Just stuff it into the bottom of your container. Then, add a generous amount of Easter grass and arrange goodies securely, stuffing any empty spaces with more grass to keep objects from moving.

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Basket with tissue
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Purple stuffings

Last but not least, pick a wrap that complements the basket. I used an iridescent wrap, not my first choice, but I like the effect and think that the girls will probably like it as well. I often include a small bouquet of flowers or other objects tied up with the bow (just to make things a bit more interesting).

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Geoffrey and Rachel’s Basket
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Justin’s and Casey’s

 

 

 

 

 

Sophisticated Easter Baskets

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