If bright colors and lots of sugar just aren’t your thing have we got the perfect basket for you! Whether it’s for your grandchild, your very own little, or even adapted for a special adult everyone will just adore a sweet basket like these. We started by using plain apple baskets from Hobby Lobby. We made our own basket liners out of painter’s drop cloth, ribbon, and liquid stitch, no need to sew if you are unable! We used printable iron on transfer paper to personalize with names. You could also use a vinyl cutting machine. If you don’t have either capability you can find sellers on Etsy that will make (iron on) vinyl stickers or embroidered patches. For a special touch we painted the wooden part of the handle to match the ribbons used in the liners.
You can find treat filled tissue paper carrots at a few places like Anthropologie and World Market but we wanted the option of filling with our own goodies and using coordinating colors so we made our own. We used sheets of cardstock rolled into a thin cone shape as our base. We stuffed with items like toy cars, and sugar free lollipops. You could also use for legos, mini characters, and other small items depending on the interests of the recipient. After filling our cones we wrapped in tissue paper and used clear scotch tape to secure at the end and the around the top. At the top we twisted the tissue paper, wrapped a longer piece of tape around the base of the twist, and then snipped off the excess to create a small nub. To make the greens, we simply took a rectangular shaped piece of tissue and cut small slits almost all the way to the bottom. We then wrapped the piece around the nub and secured with another piece of tape. We used pretty velvet ribbons to finish them off.
We filled our boy basket with the softest bunny slippers, a wooden rolling bunny, Peter Rabbit books, a hippity hoppity treat box!
Our treat boxes are filled with Annie's Organic White Cheddar Bunnies, Annie's Organic Bunny Grahams, a Chocolate Dipped Peep, and Cadbury Mini Eggs.
Our girl basket is stuffed with the prettiest floral robe, felted floral bunny ears, the softest stuffed bunny, Peter Rabbit books, and a yummy treat box!