Easter is Sunday. For people still scrambling to do some last minute preparations here are some tips.
Making Easter Baskets?
Do you remember what happened to last year’s basket? If you can find it, use the basket or buy an inexpensive basket from a thrift store, and spray paint it with floral paint – it dries more quickly than regular paint. Don’t fill the basket entirely with grass or filler. Put some newspaper beneath the filler and then you wont’ need to use as much. Since Easter “grass” is generally plastic, you can save it and reuse it.
If you are interested crafts during the year, buy some Easter egg dye for later in the year. You can use it to make some type dyed shirts or natural fiber yarn.
Dyeing eggs? Buy the kit which has everything in it, but use the wax crayon to make designs on the eggs. Or try this tip from Martha Stewart for decorating the eggs: wrap them in lace you will get a unique design.
Even if you are running low on time, don’t buy the preassembled baskets, they are filled with items that the recipients generally don’t like or want. Look at what is in the baskets that stores are selling. If you buy a large toy or central item (for an older person) and surround it with small items the recipient would like. It’s the thought that counts, A smaller basket with lots of items in it will look more luxurious than a large basket with the same amount of items in it.
Don’t overlook the dollar store for shrink wrap, flowers or plastic fillable eggs.
Rather spend the money on one useful item instead of small items for an Easter basket. Choose wisely and don’t worry about price. It’s the thought that counts. Plastic eggs can also be filled with a few coins or a crumpled up dollar bill or two.