Then I happened to go down the gardening aisle, and found the most darling tin pails in different colors. They were a great size, at a really great price--only $2.99. Woot! I couldn't resist, and decided to buy one for each of my kids--still spending less than I would have to buy 2 new baskets! (and let's face it, I have a thing for matching !) Since they stack together, they would take up way less space than 5 baskets, which is always a plus. I KNOW I've done so many projects with pails lately, but I simply cannot resist. I love them!
I added white vinyl that I cut on my Silhouette--initials on one side, and names on the other side. I'm so happy with how they turned out, and will be perfect for egg hunts and visits from the Easter bunny!
Plastic grass is really cheap, I know. But I'm going to show you how a really fun variation that's almost as inexpensive, and takes a few seconds to make.
All you need is a shredder and cardstock! I like using Bazzill, which is a little thicker and textured, but you could use any kind you like. I also recommend using solid colors.
Empty out your shredder, then run one color of cardstock through at a time. I used 3 sheets of 12x12 paper per color, and it made enough to fill two pails to the halfway point. Once one color is done, remove the pieces, then do the next color. Store in plastic storage bags until ready to use!
When I first thought of this, I imagined long thin strips of paper. Then I remembered that our shredder cross cuts the paper, leaving me with little pieces, as opposed to strips. My husband offered to take it to work to do it, but I was too impatient. :) I still really like the way it turned out, so whichever kind of shredder you have, it will be cute!