Create Inspiration Party: Easy Easter Baskets for Big Kids

by Dinner Hero on April 10, 2014

Welcome to the Create Inspiration Team’s April Party!
We are so excited to share some DIY Spring and Easter themed projects with you today.  Before we jump into our featured tutorials, we have an exciting announcement!  Jessica Sprague’s new sister site, Snap Click Supply Company, is now officially LIVE!  We love her new site, dedicated to bringing you the best collection of digital designs on the market.
Ready for some inspiration?  Let me show you how I created Easter Baskets for my big kids!

Once upon a time, my kids’ mom forgot to put out the Easter baskets on Easter Eve.  Yup.  True story.  And, it just so happened to be the exact same night the Tooth Fairy forgot to visit the oldest child.

Total. Mom. Fail.

And for the record, it was a Dad fail, too.  After all, he was there and forgot to remind their mom about the holiday treats.  Yet, somehow he didn’t feel any “Dad Guilt”.  Is there even such a thing?

Fast forward a bunch of years – my kids have forgiven the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.  And in return, I promised them an Easter basket every year for the rest of their lives.

This is what my kids will be getting this year at ages 12 and 13.

Step 1:  Choose a “Basket”

I found this cute little Kraft box with handles at Target.

easter kraft box

Step 2:  Decorate the Basket

For the girly basket, I used Glitz Designs {Color Me Happy} kit.

glitz color me happy

Based on the width of my Kraft box, I set up a 12 x 12 inch file in Photoshop.  I then created a rectangle shape sized the same as the front of the box.  Then, I clipped my favorite papers and embellishments to that area.  My box did have a funny angle to it, but I decided I’d just trim the excess rather than try to create that angle digitally.  After the front and the back of the box were created, I pulled a few other fun elements onto the document.  I figured I’d just come up with a use for them as I was putting the basket together.

easter basket chloe 12x12

And for my football loving dude, I chose Echo Park’s {Touchdown} mini-theme kit.

ep touchdown

He’d rather have a football theme than an Easter theme any day!

I basically used the same template I created for the previous design and just clipped in these papers and elements.

easter basket cooper 12x12

Step 3:  Print, Cut and Attach

easter pieces

Print the document at home, or send it to your favorite lab (I went the lab route!).  Then, cut out each element and attach them to the box with adhesive.

easter in progress

Step 4:  Fill with Goodies

I included her favorite candy, prints of some of her recent pictures, and an iTunes card.

easter basket chloe collage

And for the boy…

easter basket coop collage

Happy Easter!

You are going to LOVE what our team is sharing this month!  Be sure to click on each photo link and prepare to be INSPIRED:

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