Build the Perfect Easter Basket

Easter, Holidays, Try This at Home

If you’re planning to get together with friends and family for an Easter egg hunt this year, you might want a head start on the planning by assembling eggs getting Easter baskets into place.


In our minds, the perfect Easter basket comes full of vivid colors, playful sweets and fun gifts for kids to share. Follow these steps to create a festive, personal basket ideal for Easter egg hunts or even a seasonal centerpiece.


Choose Your Basket

Select a wide basket—we love classic walnut or bright white wicker—with plenty of room for finds from the egg hunt. Add a liner, and personalize it with a child’s name to make it even more special and to avoid any quarrels after the hunt is over

Lay a Foundation

Place shredded Easter grass in the bottom of the basket as a nest for eggs and candy. Choose a bright color that follows the theme of your celebration. If you don’t have any on hand, try using real hay or raffia ribbon instead for a natural effect.

Keep It Fresh

For an elegant touch, nestle fresh flowers around the sides of the basket, ushering in the bright spring season. White petals complement baskets of any color, and a ribbon tied around the handle completes the delicate look.



Fill ‘Er Up!

Choose candy in a consistent color family to make the baskets look cohesive; orange, green and yellow are perfect for Easter. Pile small candies in individual printed “cups” to keep them from spilling, and nestle each type of candy in the grass.

Add Something Lasting

For a final touch, include something cuddly, like a  Steiff Dutch Bunny or Steiff Swan. They’ll last long after flowers have wilted and cookies and candy have been eaten.


Tell us: What are your favorite things to include in an Easter basket?


How to Make an Easter Basket
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How to Make an Easter Basket
Follow these steps to create a the perfect Easter basket full of vivid colors, playful sweets and fun gifts for kids to share.

6 comments about “Build the Perfect Easter Basket

  1. Debbie

    My children are in their 20’s so in addition to their favorite candy I add gift cards, hair accessories, flip flops, etc

    1. Diane

      So do I. We have 5 kids, 3 of them married now (and 3 young grandkids). My oldest is 34, the youngest 25. I always give therm all a basket.. and everyone hunts eggs, scavenger hunt style… we have a fun day.


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