Are you struggling to come up with unique Easter basket ideas?
It can be tough to do something fresh and original every year, especially if you have more than one Easter basket to make.
You’re in luck! I’m going to share with you some excellent ideas which will bring new life to Easter baskets in your home. Most of these ideas are pretty practical, and there is one everyone would love to have.
There’s a wide variety of ideas. Whether you’re creating a basket for the little ones in your life, the slightly older kids, or even the adults around you, there’s a basket idea for you.
Without further delay, let’s jump into these Easter basket ideas:
1. Creative Easter Basket for Girls
If you have a tween-aged girl, they may be past the typical woven basket with fake grass sticking out of the sides.
Instead, skip the basket altogether. Use a make-up bag for the basket and fill it with fun lip gloss and candy.
2. Helmet Easter Basket Ideas
Little boys can be a lot of fun, but they can sometimes run past the cuteness of the Easter basket and dig right into the goodies.
This year make the basket stand out too. You can use a football helmet as an Easter basket idea and fill it with goodies. They’ll probably be more excited about the helmet than what’s inside.
3. Easter Basket Wreath
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter with someone you love, skip the traditional items. Instead, catch their attention with this unique wreath.
The wreath is constructed from faux grass. All the goodies are pinned to the wreath. This can be anything from candy to gift cards.
4. Rain Boot Easter Basket
When it’s time for Easter, we know spring has officially sprung. Therefore, stay with this theme and use cute rain boots as your child’s Easter basket.
They can be stuffed with festive faux grass, and you can also slide a variety of candy, gift cards, toys, or a matching umbrella inside them.
5. The Adult Easter Basket
If you have an adult friend or relative in your life you’d like to give an Easter basket to, consider going outside of the box.
Instead of filling a basket with candy, fill a basket with liquor. If they enjoy an adult beverage every now and again, they’ll appreciate this basket.
6. The ‘I’m Too Old for an Easter Basket’ Basket
If you have a child who wants to skip over the Easter basket because they’ve outgrown it, check out this idea.
You can forgo the basket but buy them their favorite pair of shoes instead. Fill the shoebox with all their favorite snacks. They’ll quickly rethink being “too old for an Easter basket.”
7. Umbrella Easter Basket Ideas
Do you have a child with allergies? This can make it difficult to fill an Easter basket because they’re usually mainly filled with candy.
Instead, you can find an adorable umbrella and fill it with a variety of movies, books, and small toys. They’ll love it and not feel as though their Easter basket is any less special than a traditional basket.
8. The Baby Easter Basket
Is it your baby’s first Easter? Congratulations! This is a special moment you’ll remember forever, but you may be wondering what to put in a baby’s Easter basket. It isn’t like they’ll be munching on candy.
Instead, buy a baby toy (like the dump truck pictured) and fill it with baby food, teething rings, and other fun supplies. They’ll enjoy the new toys, and you’ll be purchasing essential items.
9. The Kiddie Pool Easter Basket
If you have tiny tots, their eyes will light up when they see they have their very own kiddie pool. Don’t stop there.
Fill the pool with lots of fun goodies for the kids to enjoy. You can add fun pool toys, books, candy, and any other items you know your kids will love or need for this summer.
10. Potty Seat Easter Basket
I love giving practical gifts which are fun too. How much more practical can you get than getting your toddler a potty seat for an Easter basket?
Not only is this a fun way to introduce potty training, but you could fill the potty with fun things for the kids to do while they’re on it.
11. Toolbox Easter Basket Ideas
This would be an Easter basket my husband would love to get. If you have someone in your life who loves their tools, why not incorporate it into their basket?
You can purchase a toolbox and fill it with everything from tools, to shoes, to even a few candy pieces or a gift card.
12. The Mixing Bowl Basket
Do you have someone in your life who loves to cook or bake? You can buy them a fun mixing bowl and fill it full of goodies they’d use in the kitchen.
This is a wonderful idea to spur on a hobby, or if you know they struggle with diabetes or a food allergy, this could help keep them on track over the holiday.
13. DIY Fortnite Easter Basket
Kids are all about Fortnite right now. If you have a gamer on your hands, consider making them this unique and inexpensive Easter basket.
You can purchase each of the items from a discount store. Plus, the tutorial offers unique labels to go along with the Fortnite theme.
14. Sandbox Easter Basket Ideas
Little ones love their sandboxes. Why not incorporate it into their Easter basket? You can use the sandbox as the actual basket.
From there, fill it with candy, movies, books, or other small toys they could use when playing in the sandbox.
15. Beach Themed Easter Basket
Do you live near the beach or are you planning on making a beach trip this year? Use the beach bag as the Easter basket idea.
You can fill the beach bag with items for the beach such as flip flops, a beach towel, sunglasses, or beach toys.
16. Towel Easter Bunny Basket
This will make a great Easter basket if you spend your summers at the beach or by the pool. Instead of using a basket, fold a new beach towel into a bunny shape.
Fill the towel with candy, water gear, or new flip flops. Top it off by adding goggles to the front of the bunny.
17. Woven Paper Easter Baskets
If you need to create miniature DIY Easter baskets for a group of kids at church or school, this is a wonderful and cost-effective idea.
The tutorial walks you through how to weave pieces of construction paper together to where they form a basket. You can add small toys or pieces of candy for a nice Easter surprise.
18. Easter Basket Crochet Pattern
When I watch someone crochet it brings tears to my eyes. When my mother-in-law was still alive, she was a master of crochet. She could make practically anything.
Those items she crocheted mean a great deal to me now. If you’re able to crochet, make a child in your life this amazing basket. They can hang on to it, and it will be something they’ll treasure as they get older.
19. Edible DIY Easter Baskets
I love this idea! It allows you to skip past the unnecessary items we usually feel obligated to purchase and head straight to what the kids like.
Instead of buying an Easter basket, use the boxes of candy to create a basket. Once you have a basket, add some faux grass, and even more candy. The kids in your life will be happy!
20. Bunny Apple Basket
If you have any apple baskets hanging around your house, put them to good use. You can follow this tutorial and make it into an adorable bunny Easter basket.
It requires a little paint, and they used vinyl for the facial expressions, but if you don’t have the equipment for it you could paint them on.
21. Yarn Egg Easter Basket
Do you have lots of yarn and aren’t sure what to do with it? One way to utilize it is to make this festive and pretty Easter basket.
It seems easy enough to make. A balloon is blown up and wrapped in yarn. From there, spray it with spray starch and the balloon can be popped once the yarn holds its shape.
22. Floral Unicorn Easter Basket
Do you have an old basket, but it’s too plain to use as an exciting Easter basket? Don’t fret. Instead, upcycle the basket into a new creation.
If you have a child in your life who loves unicorns, use this picture as inspiration to transform any old basket into a gorgeous unicorn.
23. Pool Noodle Easter Basket
This is only a picture, but it seems straightforward to create a replica. Use a cheap clothes basket and a pool noodle to make the shape of an Easter basket.
Fill the inside of the basket with faux grass, and paper mache the outside to make a festive design. It would be a beautiful decoration.
24. Easy Easter Bucket
If you can buy a festive Easter bucket, you can customize it easily with this tutorial. They give you a bunny silhouette you can print off and paste on the bucket.
Plus, you can type your child’s name beneath the bunny. Once finished, add a cottontail, and no one else will have a bucket like your child.
25. DIY Felt Flower Easter Basket
You can usually find a basic lattice basket for little money at most big box stores or bargain stores. Once you have the basket, you only need a few pieces of felt and a glue gun.
The tutorial walks you through how to make felt flowers and how to attach the flowers to the basket. Your basket will be unique and beautiful.
26. The Scrap Easter Basket
If you have a variety of fabric scraps, it could be the perfect combination to make a gorgeous and cost-effective Easter basket.
This tutorial walks you through the entire process of putting the scraps together to make a basket. It can be filled with delicious goodies and be a keepsake for years to come.
27. No Sew Easter Basket
If you’re like me, you may struggle in the craft department. I can come up with cute ideas, but if I have to work hard to execute them, they usually end up looking like a kindergartener created them.
This idea is one that requires no sewing. Therefore, it should be easy to create a cute DIY Easter basket without all of the fuss.
28. Plastic Cup Easter Basket
These mini cups are another great idea if you must make quite a few DIY Easter baskets, and am working on a budget. Instead of buying many smaller baskets from the discount store, use this tutorial.
They show you how to convert red plastic cups into adorable Easter baskets, which can be filled with small goodies and make someone’s day.
29. Easy DIY Tutu Easter Basket
Do you have someone in your life who loves all things ballerina and tutus? You should consider making them this basket.
The tutorial shows you how easy the whole creative process is. If you have the time and would like to save some money too, consider this option.
30. Wooden Easter Bunny Basket
If you’re handy with a few tools around the garage, this could be a great idea to make a DIY Easter basket which would last.
Ana White gives you all the steps in the process you need. She also provides plans to make the build easier.
31. Simple DIY Mini Easter Basket
I love it when people share ideas for simple mini baskets. They are invaluable to school teachers, Sunday school teachers, coaches, and any other leader of a group that must produce 10 or more festive items each holiday season.
These small baskets are easy to build, very cost-effective, and cute. They show you put time and consideration into what you’re giving to others.
32. Rainboot Easter Basket
I love it when you can take a part in a gift and make it into the package itself! This is an excellent idea for an Easter basket.
When spring rolls around, kids may need new rain boots. Instead of putting the boots in something, use the boots as the basket. It’s cute and smart too.
33. Bunny Bags
This is a great idea for those who like to keep Easter baskets simple or those who give out quite a few Easter baskets each year.
You can skip the basket altogether. Instead, use brown paper bags and this tutorial to make festive (and adorable) bunny bags!
34. Easter Basket Liner
This tutorial is a great way to bring life to an old basket. If you have a plain basket, but you’d like to make it more festive for Easter, create your own basket liner.
The tutorial shows you how to make a basket liner with Marvel characters, but it could be tweaked to work for whatever your kids love.