One of my friends use to have a little business of painting Easter baskets. I was so excited when I knew that I would be able to get one of her baskets for Dutch's first Easter. Well she was having trouble getting the blank baskets this year and I was getting impatient so I decided to try to paint my own for Dutch.
Like my friend I had trouble finding the right basket. After searching for a few weeks of searching I found one online. I was able to order a sample so I only had to buy one, not a bulk order. I think it was around $12 with shipping. I was about to use a bushel basket but thought they may be too deep so this 6"x13" was perfect.
Anyway I sketched out several different ideas for painting the basket. I wanted his name on one side but didn't just want it written on there like the ones I had seen online. I thought about painting bunting with his name but the letters would have to be too small. So I thought of the egg idea and I love it.
Honestly I struggle with the secular part of religious holidays. I want Jesus to be the focus for Christmas and Easter not Santa and a bunny. But Jesus is the main focus of our lives everyday and Santa and the Easter Bunny only come around a couple of times a year. I don't know we are still working on what is best for our family. Anyway with all of that said for the back I did a cross design. I did see it on another basket from a company that is no longer in business so I can't link it here. I'm not totally happy with it so I may tweek the crosses a bit.
As far as the inside just a few practical things for right now. The Story of Easter, Bath Mirror, Flashcards, Puffs. I'll probably throw in some diapers and wipes (ha!) and a sippy cup. We are still trying to find one he really likes so if you have any suggestions please let me know!