When I was challenged to come up with a DIY Easter Basket idea for Walmart I had big plans. I thought I’d make my own fabric and clothesline basket~ after all Walmart sells clothesline and fabric. Or I’d buy a basket and dress it up with spray paint and glitter, or foam letters and yarn. . .
Yeah. Well that didn’t happen. Life, as it so often does, got busy. We had Princess’s Birthday. Her Birthday Party. My Birthday, Spring Break. A trip to Grandmas. All within 3 weeks. Just not a lot of crafting time.
So what DID I do?
Well to start with I grew my own Wheatgrass to use in the kids Easter baskets instead of that fake plastic stuff.
Then I headed off to Walmart with my $15 in hand to see what I could do to make a great Easter basket for my kids. I found all sorts of great stuff~let’s face it, Walmart has TONS of great ideas and items for Easter. Candy of course, but over in the seasonal aisles I found the start of the summer outdoor fun items. I picked up a bubble wand, a jump rope and a box of sidewalk chalk-all for about a dollar each.
Now comes the *slightly* DIY part. First, of course, I put the pot of grass into the basket. Next I dug out my clear plastic treat bags that I bought in the cake decorating/party aisle at Walmart during Christmas time. I packaged some of my gingerbread cookies in them-but had plenty left over.
Using these little babies I can turn a couple of bags of candy into enough to fill two Easter Baskets. I was especially excited to find these cool Jet Puffed Marshmallows shaped like bunnies and be able to package them up into separate baggies.
So once my dividing was done. . .
I not only had enough for an Easter basket
I had enough for a second basket with more left over for mom and dad.
Repackaging the candy into smaller bags served two purposes. #1, it saved me money-I was able to buy less candy overall. #2, it automatically kept the amount of candy each kid was receiving under control, while still letting the baskets look full!
How do you help keep Easter Basket costs under control?
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