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Easter Baskets De Pere WI

Looking for Easter Baskets in De Pere? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around De Pere that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Easter Baskets in De Pere.

Artist's Paper Connection
(920) 857-9926
Artist's Paper Connection
Green Bay, WI
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(920) 497-9696
801 Green Bay Plz
Green Bay, WI
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(920) 406-0860
2380 E Mason St
Green Bay, WI
 
Ambrosius Framing & Gallery
(920) 494-2993
2851 S Packerland Dr
Green Bay, WI
 
Foxley's Gallery
(920) 738-0303
623 W College Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Woodworkers Depot
(920) 336-6900
2965 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI
 
Riverside Frame & Art Gallery
(920) 434-8739
700 Riverview Dr
Green Bay, WI
 
Harmann Custom Framing
(920) 497-1497
1257 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI
 
Bead Garden
(920) 830-3950
227 E College Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Avenue Art
(920) 734-7710
10 College Av
Appleton, WI
 

Easter on the Net - How to Make Your Own Easter Baskets


Easter baskets are the traditional Easter gift from parent or grandparent to child. Store-bought versions of these baskets are usually overpriced wicker handled baskets stuffed with "Easter grass" filler and some small toys and sugary sweets. By making your own baskets at home, you can save money and create a truly personal gift without all the messy filler.

Basket Ideas

The first step in making your own Easter basket is finding a suitable basket. Start by thinking out of the box - or the basket! While a wicker or woven basket is fine, there's no reason to limit yourself. What about a bathroom caddy, filled with hair products, little clips and a new lip gloss? How about a sand pail, filled with outside toys like bubbles, a sand shovel and sidewalk chalk?

Let your imagination run wild. From a printed gift bag to a ceramic planter to a plastic mixing bowl, anything can serve as your "basket". You can also make your own Easter baskets.

The woven basket is a simple and child-friendly craft. Save the plastic mesh-like containers used to store strawberries or mushrooms at the grocery store. Wash and dry thoroughly. Then, using different colored ribbons or narrowly cut strips of paper, weave them in and out of the holes in the basket. Attach each end by tucking it in and applying a drop of glue (a hot glue gun works great for this).

Even simpler is the square paper basket. Cut a perfect square about 10"x10" out of a piece of poster board or construction paper. Reserve the remaining section to make the handle. Fold over each corner to form an edge, and staple together. Once all four corners are stapled, cut a one-inch strip out of the matching paper and affix with a stapler on either side of the basket. If your kids feel like decorating, give them the square (before folding and stapling) along with crayons, markers, stickers, glitter and glue. Their creation is sure to be dazzling and much more appealing that a generic store-bough basket.

Fillings

Since you are making your own baskets, there is no need to stick to the same, boring chocolate candies and little plastic toys. Think about your child (or the basket recipient) and tailor your basket to his or her interests.

Is your son really into horses? Go the dollar store and pick up some horse stickers, a horse-themed coloring book and box of new crayons, a horse stuffed animal and a DVD about horses. If you can't find horse-friendly chocolate, try including some candied apples and baby carrots - favorite horse treats!

What if your daughter has just started ballet? Include a new pair of ballet slippers and some sweet ballet clips for her hair. Maybe make her a tutu, an quick and easy craft with a spool of toile and a hot glue gun. Wrap it all up in a new pink backpack - aka "basket" - that she can use to carry her ballet wear to class.

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