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Easter Baskets Manassas VA

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

Art & Framing Gallery
(703) 530-7444
10059 Wellington Rd
Manassas, VA
 
Cramer's Music & Taboret Art Supplies
(703) 257-1572
9007 Church St
Manassas, VA
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(703) 365-2589
10828 Sudley Manor Dr
Manassas, VA
 
Hobbytown USA
(703) 369-5990
11750 Sudley Manor Dr
Manassas, VA
 
Adler'S Art & Frame
(703) 590-6666
4164 Merchant Plz
Woodbridge, VA
 
Hancock Fabrics
(703) 330-5471
9160 Mathis Ave
Manassas, VA
 
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(703) 335-1219
10368 Festival Ln
Manassas, VA
 
A C Moore
(703) 392-5690
7673 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA
 
G Street Fabrics
(703) 494-5900
2700 Potomac Mills Cir
Woodbridge, VA
 
A Art & Frame
(703) 580-1116
12361 Dillingham Sq
Woodbridge, VA
 

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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