Legend says that the Easter Bunny brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and toys to the homes of children the night before Easter. The Easter Bunny is supposed to put the baskets in a designated spot or hide them so the children wake up and try to find them.
For a creative twist on this classic Easter tradition, this year try making an Easter box instead of Easter baskets! An Easter box, like the one below, lets you use your creativity to create a personalized Easter box for each child.
The Easter box is similar to an Easter basket in that you stuff it with candy, eggs, and toys. However, it's a box instead of a basket. Scrapbookers, in particular, will love the ability to use different colors, papers, and accents to create a one-of-a-kind box for each child. Here are instructions for how to make the Easter box.
In addition to using the Easter box in lieu of an Easter basket, you can also use them for table centerpieces. Fill with flowers, tissue paper, and candy for a unique Easter decoration. Also, once you know how to make the box, you can make them for other occasions. For example, you can create personalized goody "boxes" for kids birthdays, showers, and other events.
Another bonus about the Easter box is that once the holiday is over and the candy is long gone, the box folds up and can easily be recycled. Sweet!