Maven Moment: Baskets Aren’t Just for Easter

Maven Moment: Baskets Aren’t Just for Easter

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I like baskets! I’ve all sizes and styles that I exploit round the home for storage and show.

My earliest recollections of baskets are the colourful ones that the “Easter bunny” would go away for us to search out. Usually, they had been manufactured from plain or pastel-colored wooden and crammed with candies and candies within the form of bunnies or eggs. But typically they had been manufactured from plastic and lined in cellophane. They had been all the time crammed with inexperienced plastic grass to nestle the goodies in.

There are so many inventive methods to have stunning Easter baskets that don’t contain all of that plastic. Fill a reusable wicker basket with shredded paper or line it with a colorful piece of fabric earlier than including the Easter goodies. Embellish with material bows and recent or dried flowers. Don’t neglect the colourful dyed hard-cooked eggs in step with the Easter theme.

But baskets don’t should be only for Easter. For Valentine’s Day, line one with purple material and fill it with wrapped chocolate candies. For St. Patrick’s Day, deck it out in inexperienced ribbon and fill it with inexperienced carnations — or DIY paper shamrocks. A fall “harvest basket” would possibly maintain little decorative squashes to brighten a tabletop and a “Christmas basket” may show glass tree ornaments or pinecones. I even display my Christmas cards in a basket.

I additionally wish to use baskets for gift giving. For a birthday or anniversary, I’ll fill a basket with an assortment of one thing I believe the recipient will like (equivalent to spa objects, gourmand espresso, or a collection of nuts) as a substitute of utilizing a present bag or field. That’s undoubtedly one thing that I’d like to obtain!

Even when baskets have misplaced their handles or are a bit of beat up, I can use them as organizers in drawers or cupboards. And when a wicker basket is outdated and brittle, it may be damaged up and used as mulch or added to a big compost pile. No waste!

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