Easter Basket Lawn Decor

Here's an idea for a fun piece of lawn decor for Easter. I put together an oversized Easter Basket for our lawn. It’s filled with all the bright colors of the season. I think it makes for a nice way to say Happy Easter to our neighbors.
easter basket lawn decor
My idea for this started when I was sorting through, organizing and getting rid of some items that we’ve had stored away for years. Some items were donated, some were just tossed and others, like this oversized basket, sparked ideas.
easter basket lawn decor
Years ago this basket held a huge arrangement of silk flowers. It fit in perfectly with my 1980’s decor! When I no longer had mauve and green as my colors of choice, this basket was stored away. After all these years in storage, it was looking pretty bad. 
easter basket lawn decor
I trimmed off any protruding and broken wicker and hosed it down to clean it. It still looked shabby and not in the trendy shabby kind of way.  A can of white spray paint came to its rescue. I used Rustoleum Paint and Primer in One, Gloss White spray paint.
easter basket lawn decor
Because of its size, I knew it would make a fun piece of lawn decor for Easter. After the paint dried, I stuffed it with plastic grocery bags. I then cut a piece of cardboard to size and placed that on top of the bags. This way, I wouldn’t have to fill the entire basket with eggs.
easter basket lawn decor
Next, I covered the cardboard with purple Easter grass.
easter basket lawn decor
I added pretty ruffled ribbon around the handle and a satin ribbon bow to each side.  The ribbon is hot glued in place.
easter basket lawn decor
Using more of the satin ribbon, I wrapped a piece around the bottom of the basket, hot gluing it in place and added a bow to the front.
easter basket lawn decor
I didn’t want the eggs to tumble out, so as I placed them on top of the grass, I used hot glue to adhere them. I just kept adding eggs of various colors and sizes until it was full.
easter basket lawn decor
I bought a Happy Easter unfinished wood piece from Michaels. I painted it using Apple Barrel in Bimini Blue acrylic paint. I wedged it into the basket and used small dabs of hot glue to secure it. 
easter basket lawn decor
The last item I added to the basket was this yellow felt chick I found in the Dollar Spot at Target.
easter basket lawn decor
I love how it turned out! It’s bright and colorful and gives a fun welcome. I’m especially pleased that I found a new look for that tired, old, outdated basket!
easter basket lawn decor
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Suggested materials:

  • Large wicker basket
  • Paint
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd

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2 questions
  • Lynn
    on Mar 19, 2017

    Very festive! I was wondering how you keep it from blowing away?
    • Margiebirds
      on Mar 20, 2017

      LOL It's beautiful!!! But it would be best inside my entry. The wind recently blew a 20-pound concrete birdbath from its 25-pound concrete base...and it was in the most sheltered part of my patio.

  • Ele10529638
    on Mar 19, 2017

    What happens when it gets wet? Is the cardboard going "wilt"?

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