Goodbye Winter! Hello Spring!
The sun has been starting to shine and that’s making me very happy. I’ve been dealing with some seasonal depression and have really been making a concerted effort to have more fun and get motivated. Having things to look forward to, like movie plans or Easter Egg Hunts, is so important when my days get dreary.
I just love our annual Spring outing in the tree-covered area behind our friends’ home. The kids color hard boiled eggs and hunt for treat-filled eggs, while us adults enjoy potluck dishes with friends … and maybe a beverage or two. They’ve been hosting it for the past few years and as Spring approaches Ronin and Ellie always start talking about and anticipating the fun.
Of course they need Easter baskets to collect those eggs, and after recently seeing Cinderella, I thought I’d put together a special Cinderella-inspired basket for Ellie. I had grand plans to get a little crafty and make her one, but when I went to Walmart and saw this plush Disney Princess carriage I could not resist. I knew she’d flip, and she did. She calling it her “softie” basket.
Since I’m headed to take her tomorrow to see the movie, I also created these printable movie tickets to make it a little more fun. (If you’d like to print your own, click here: Cinderella and FROZEN Fever Printable Movie Tickets.) She thought it was super cool with popcorn included.
However, I was not deterred from executing my “crafty” idea. Actually, to be totally honest, I am a lazy crafter. I don’t sew and I don’t own a glue gun. Iron-on and duct tape are my best friends. It’s all about easy peasy. So I brainstormed a very simple no sew Cinderella-inspired Easter basket that anyone can create. So basic, but I think it turned out pretty cute. It’s also multipurpose, which is even better.
What You Need:
Blue Bucket (Does not have to be Easter themed. I just happened to find mine at Dollar Tree.)
Duct Tape (Any color)
Blue Skirt (Toddler to Girls sizes)
Small Butterfly Hairclips
Basket Grass or Decorative Shred
Step 1 – Skirt: Purchase a blue skirt that you are willing to cut up. I thrifted mine at Value Village for $2.
Step 2 – Tape the Skirt to the Bucket: Using duct tape, tape the skirt around the inside edge of the bucket, wrapping it like a dress. Don’t worry about the duct tape showing.
Step 3 – Clip the Butterflies: If you’ve seen the film or photos from the movie, Cinderella’s ball gown features lovely little butterflies. So I purchased tiny butterfly shaped clips and and gently clipped them to the skirt.
Step 4 – Fill with Grass ad Treats: Voila! A very cost-effective, no sew Cinderella-inspired Easter basket. And Bonus: It’s multipurpose!Once Easter is long gone, the bucket can be re-used at the beach during Summer.
Ellie was quite enamored with the butterfly clips. Once the bucket is back to it’s original beach-ready status, she can use the clips in her hair. Another bonus.
I picked up the Disney Princess Cinderella goodies in the Walmart Easter section.Disney has a ton of Easter products, even from Star Wars and Marvel so don’t worry if your kiddos aren’t princess fans.
But Ellie is, she loved her doll, water bottle and wand. But her favorite was this Cinderella necklace, which she immediately wore to school. I think my Easter basket adventure was a success.
How do you celebrate the Easter season? Do you make your kids Easter baskets?