This is Day 69 of the Green in 365 series!
Last week, we covered about ideas for green and homemade gifts to put inside your Easter baskets this year.
This week, we’re covering the Easter basket itself, and how we can give a more eco-friendly Easter basket!
Give an Eco-Friendly Easter Basket
Reused or Upcycled Basket
This time of year there are tons of baskets available at thrift stores that would make perfect Easter baskets. Instead of buying a brand new wicker, plastic, or fabric basket, check out what your local thrift store has to offer.
Buying used keeps those items out of the landfills, and reduces the impact of resources and production required to make a brand new basket.
You can also make a greener Easter basket by upcycling something around your home into a cute and unique basket. Reuse coffee cans, buckets, cardboard boxes, or basically any type of container as an Easter basket, just by decorating it with Easter colors and themes. You can find lots of ideas on Pinterest!
Let’s be done with the cheap plastic eggs! If you already have them, go ahead and keep reusing them year after year, but let’s make a pact not to buy any more. Deal?! The main problem is finding a reasonable replacement for those plastic Easter eggs.
I recently came across Eco Eggs, which are plant based instead of petroleum based and fully compostable, and think they’re great alternative! Of course, you’ll want to save and reuse them year after year if you can, just like regular Easter eggs.
The Grass is Always Greener
Ok, how about that thin plastic-y Easter Grass that cushions all of the Easter treats in the bottom of the basket, then gets all over the house and is hard to clean up? Of course, you can reuse this grass year after year if you already have some.
But if you don’t, why not come up with an easy and more eco-friendly Easter grass alternative?
One of my favorite ideas is to use a green playsilk, or whatever color is your child’s favorite, at the bottom of the basket. This also doubles as one of the gifts, since they will enjoy playing with the silk long after the Easter treats have been consumed. Other ideas are to use green yarn, shredded newspaper or other paper scraps, spanish moss, or even to grow your own Easter grass (I love that idea too!)
Now you have a cute, and eco-friendly, basket to fill with goodies for your little bunnies!
How do you put together an eco-friendly Easter Basket?
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