Friday, March 22, 2013

DIY Family Easter Crates {and Centerpiece}

I am so excited for Easter!!  I just ADORE everything about this holiday.  

One of my very favorite parts of Easter is putting together Easter baskets to give as gifts.  

This year I decided to do something a little bit different and put together some Easter Crates.  I like how they turned out and hope you can find some inspiration from them too.

First, I started out with some small crates and painted them.  Then I added some plain and colored Easter grass to each of them.

I adore the bright colors for Spring...turquoise, melon, yellow, and spring green.  I always buy my craft paints from Benjamin Moore.  LOVE their shades.

I put a list and pictures of each of my baskets and what I put in them so you can see each item, plus the basket all put together.  Hope you enjoy looking. {grin}  There are LOTS of pictures!

Peter Rabbit Crate

Chicken Wire frame with seed packets (fastened with mini clothespins)
Peter Rabbit Stuffed animal
Peter Rabbit Book
Stuffed Carrot
Seed packets
Cadbury Egg Treat Bag
Ceramic worms I found at Wal Mart

Aren't these worms fabulously darling?

 Mrs. Rabbit Crate

Chicken Wire Frame with Seed packets
Mrs. Rabbit Stuffed Toy
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies Book
Stuffed Carrot
Seed Packets
Cadbury Egg Treat Bag
Egg Chalk
Ceramic Worms from Wal Mart
Calla Lily Bulbs
Easter Stickers   

Strawberry Shortcake Crate

Strawberry Shortcake Spring Books (use any you like)
Strawberry Shortcake DVD
Cherry Jam and Blueberry Dolls
Hair Ties
Calla Lily Bulbs
Easter Stickers
Wall Bunny Sticky


Bug Crate

Dr. Seuss My Oh My a Butterfly Book
Flower Bath Toy Stickies
Small Hamster Stuffed Toy (Webkinz)
Rubber Bug String Toys
Flower Pot
Flower Bulbs
Ceramic Worms
Seed Packets 

Garden Mom Crate

Wildlife Gardening Book
Garden Gloves
Chicken Wire Frame with Seed Packets
Ceramic Garden Worms

Runner Dad Crate

Runner's World Book
Field Guide to Weather
Trail Mix
Gummy Worms
Cadbury Egg Treat Bag


AND...I also created a fun centerpiece out of the bunnies...LOVE it!

 Now I really can't wait for Easter!  What are YOU
doing to get ready for Easter?

Linking up with these parties as always


Cathy C said...

Sara -- I just LOVE these! Funny, I just did a post about Easter containers. I am not a fan of the typical basket and grass. This is SO adorable? Do you mind if I share this on my post? I will link back to you.

noreen said...

Hi Sara, I just did a post too on Easter but it reflected the Symbols of Easter (i.e. the cross, praying hands, lamb). I had found some amazingly talented bloggers who created these same symbols using candy molds. I'm not that creative so I looked for candy already made that I could buy.

Love your beautifully colored crafts. They really pop on the monitor!

Brooke said...

These are so, so cute! I love a good basket put together. You've got such darling items. I'm going to do one of these for sure this Easter. Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your day.

Unknown said...

I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Linky Party! You can find it here:

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

This is adorable!

Mindy said...

Super cute! Love the crate idea and especially LOVE the seed packets!!! I'm totally stealing that for next year for my kiddos. :)

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