Fun Easter Basket Ideas: From Traditional to Unconventional

If you’re looking for things to stuff into your child’s Easter basket, check out our list of great Easter gifts. This list is about Easter basket ideas for how to style your kids’ baskets in fun and unique ways. We’ll also share some unconventional ways to give your Easter goodies that aren’t baskets and, instead will make your child’s imagination soar.

From more traditional Easter basket ideas to new ideas like Easter egg cartons, we’ve got you covered. Scroll through the amazing ideas below to get inspired for Easter this year. They’ll make your kids feel so very special!

Discover Some Awe-Inspiring Easter Basket Ideas Below:

A Rustic and Natural Easter Basket

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A traditional, wicker basket can be improved by choosing a natural color scheme for the way you decorate it. You can include flowers, fabrics, and treats that all fit the color scheme for a whimsical yet tasteful vibe,

Brown Bunny Easter Bags

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Want to try something super easy yet crafty and fun? This is one of our favorite Easter basket ideas for last-minute gifting. Simply take a brown bag and fill it with your goodies. Ties the top with ribbon and use scissors to form ears. Grab some cotton balls and pop those on for a cute tail.

Upcycled Easter Mason Jar

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If you’ve got a mason jar, you’ve got some Easter basket ideas that you can apply to it. You choose to paint your jar in festive colors or simply fill the jar with festive treats. Add some crinkle grass and plenty of candies. Tie a ribbon on it if you’ve got it. No basket, no problem.

Egg Carton Easter Basket

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If you’ve got an egg carton handy, you’ve absolutely got Easter basket potential. Fill the carton with crinkle grass and then pop a treat or gift into each egg-holder.

Tassel It Up

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One of the easiest Easter basket ideas to spruce up an old, boring basket is to apply tassels. Go wild with them and pick bright colors. It will make the basket look so much more festive.

Chalk Paint Pots

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If you’ve got a pot, you’re halfway to some Easter basket possibility. Just cover your pot in chalk paint and go to town. You could go with a spring flower theme or just fill your pots like you would a regular basket.

Rain Boot Easter Baskets

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Here’s one of the Easter basket ideas that’s really taken off in recent years. You know springtime brings rain so why not kill two birds with one stone and give some rainboots filled with your kids’ Easter goodies?

LEGO Easter Baskets

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One of the more ambitious Easter basket ideas on this list involves constructing a basket from LEGO blocks. The above example is a very large one but you can easily go with a simple box shape.

Disney-Themed Easter Baskets

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Disney-inspired Easter basket ideas allow you to really get those creative juices flowing. Think of your child’s favorite Disney movie and brainstorm ways to transform a basket. This example is inspired by Up.

Easter Bunny Bucket

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If you’ve got a bucket and some paint, you’re in business. You could go with a “bunny bucket” like this one or just personalize the bucket with a name. The sky’s the limit here.

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Repurposed Milk Jug Easter Basket

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Use an old milk carton to get creative with your Easter basket ideas. Turn that old jug into a bunny’s face or anything else you desire. It’s a very crafty way to deliver some treats to your babies.

An Easter Basket Made of Candy

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Heat up the glue gun and stick a few boxes of candy together to build a candy basket that’s really all about those sweet, Easter treats.

Construction Paper Easter Baskets

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One of the best Easter basket ideas if you’ve got to give gifts to many children are these construction paper baskets. You can build them with just paper and staples or add plenty of decorative paper elements to make them extra special.

Easter Umbrella Baskets

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Here’s one of the creative Easter basket ideas that’s also practical. Like the rain boot baskets, this umbrella can be used after all the treats and gifts have been removed.

Moss-Covered Easter Basket

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Want to upgrade an existing Easter basket? Grab some moss and your hot glue gun and get to work. Wrap the moss around the basket and it gives a magical fairy feel.

Crochet Basket

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If you’re an avid crocheter, the thought has likely crossed your mind, but crochet Easter baskets are just amazing. If you like the idea but don’t have the time, you can always grab one from Etsy.

Cardboard Produce Box Easter Baskets

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Do you have some cardboard produce containers around? You can paint them or leave them brown and fill them with all sorts of delightful treats.

Dump Truck Easter Basket

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One of the Easter basket ideas that’s slightly less crafty than others on this list is to get a toy dump truck and fill it with goodies. You can add a festive tag with their name or just let the kids dump out the contents and enjoy.

Pom-Pom Easter Basket

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Similar to the tassels we showed you, pom-poms can be employed to spruce up an old basket. Go wild and attach them all over or consider placing them on the handle or rim for a playful look.

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Hand-Painted Easter Basket

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If you’ve got an old basket and a steady hand, you might consider painting your baskets with fun Easter imagery. You can go as big or small as you like with this. If you can only get a name on the basket, no sweat! Your kids will love the basket inside and out.

There you go! We hope these Easter basket ideas gave you plenty to think about. You just need to decide how much time and energy to put into your baskets this year. As you’ve seen, you can go super crafty and low-key or go all out. It’s all up to you. Have a happy Easter!

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