A Little Easter Re-use

Well I will get to the “re-use” part in a minute.  First I wanted to share the cute Easter “pails” I put together for our nieces and nephews.  I’m all about the “basket” part of Easter baskets being useful.  I know my sister-in-laws appreciate pails or bins that they can reuse for the kids toys or even clothes in a closet.  So I went to one of my favorite stores {Target} to find a bin or a pail for the kiddos.  There are 5 kids.  Let’s take a look at each one.

Here is one for our almost 1 year old niece.  I know my sister-in-law loves aqua and pink for the girls.  So this nieces got some outfits and a little bit of candy that I’m sure her older sister and brother will probably eat instead.  πŸ˜‰

Here is her sisters pail.  She is 2.5 years old, so she gets more candy, glitter sidewalk chalk & punch balloons and there is some nail polish hiding at the bottom of the pail for her too.  She loves her nails painted.  And there is some small candy in those plastic eggs.  This girl loves her chocolate and she loves Kit Kats.  They had Kit Kat bunnies.  They are very cute when you open them.  What?  We had some left over, we had to test them out to see if they were good for the kids of course.  LOL  πŸ˜‰

This pail is for our 3 month old niece, so she got a couple of outfits, a little toy that plays music and a cute egg just because it’s Easter.

Our nephew & godchild is the big brother to the 3 month old niece and this is his pail.  We got him a gun that blows out bubbles so it’s nice and easy for him to play with and not make a mess, he also got some punch balloons {Target-$1.99} and one other larger toy that couldn’t fit in the pail.  And of course some eggs with candy inside.

Now here is where the “re-use” part comes in.  We also have a 9 year old nephew {older brother to the almost 1 year old and 2.5 year old nieces} that might feel he is a little too old for a “Easter basket”, so I had to think of something to put his gift card to Target in, with some candy of course.  Well this big plastic egg with a handle was staring at me and I thought, “Oh why the heck not, let’s see what everything looks like in there for him”.  I loved it.  My sister-in-law can re-use it or just recycle it.  :)   Well I hope our nephew likes it and doesn’t think it’s too baby-ish for him.  πŸ˜‰

The pails were $5.00 each and the big plastic egg I believe was $2.99 for all those eggs we used for the candy.  The filler was from Target as well and was .49 cents per bag.
{I didn’t even use the whole bag of filler in each pail, so I have some left over for next year or something else throughout the year}

All clothes were bought at Carters…I love their selection and the price is always right.  I always get to buy more for my money which I love.

Well I hope everyone that is getting ready for Easter is having fun with their baskets.  I had a great time putting mine together.  What do you use for “baskets”?  Are you like me and want those basket to be useful or do you love the colorful Easter baskets that are out there and you reuse them the following year?  What do you do for Easter?  Love to hear all about it.

Have a post about Easter?  You can leave a link to it in the comments area so everyone else can see it too.  :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  Happy Friday!!!  :)


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