I remember being really little and my family throwing this big Easter party. Not big in the sense it was elaborate but big because we have a lot of family! The girls were in their easter dresses that had the large floral prints and puffed sleeves. Those were the days! We played egg toss, had an Easter egg hunt and finished everything up with confetti eggs. That’s my earliest Easter memory. After that family started to move further away and start families of their own.
I realize Easter baskets are a big thing and I am sure I loved getting them as a kid. I just don’t remember. I am a parent now and sure I want to give my kids things but now I keep thinking an Easter basket is another thing we have to store, we probably won’t find it next year and will end up buying another one, and does he really need all that candy? Ok the last one is a yes because I eat it too!
That’s when I thought about ways to use baskets we already have, ones I use in my home decor or why not a sand bucket he can use this summer at Lake Powell? You can buy these just about anywhere and you might even have one in your house!
DIY Monogrammed Bucket Idea
I’m not a stuffed animal kind of gal either. The grandparents get them for the kids and I’m cool with it but I don’t add to our collection. Some other things we have used these buckets include collecting toys during clean up (easier to get toys from around the house to the room), collecting things outside (I will often tell B to get me sticks, or leaves, or whatever it is that will help him explore), and of course for digging in the dirt or sand!
You can easily add Easter grass for your Easter egg hunt or candy, stuffed animals, and books for your Easter gift ideas. I used my Silhouette to cut a B out. He will be the only one hunting eggs this year but it’s cool that it makes this bucket his. He does really well at sharing toys with his little brother though! I should make one for S because he will be playing in the sand this year too. They grow up way too fast!