It’s almost Easter, and we kicked off our celebrations this weekend by creating garden-themed cookie baskets to give as gifts to teachers and neighbors. Planting seeds in the spring is something I’ve done with Jason and Jenna every year since they were toddlers, and this year was no exception. When I saw these adorable garden mini cookies from Shari’s Berries, I immediately thought about creating garden-themed gift baskets for Easter.
I started with the following supplies:
- Small watering cans (I purchased ours at Target in the dollar bin)
- Small clay pots
- Acrylic paint and paint dauber
- Seed packets
- Shredded paper or other Easter basket grass filler
- Cookies (I used these mini garden cookies and mini Easter cookies)
- Plastic bags (I purchased pretzel stick bag from Michael’s)
First we decorated the clay pots:
There are lots of great ways to personalize plant containers. We used small paint daubers to create a polka dot pattern, but you could also create drawings with oil-based Sharpie markers, apply paper with decoupage glue or accent with washi tape to easily update basic pots.
Assembling the Baskets
Once our pots were dry, I filled each one with Easter basket paper filler and packets of seeds.
Next, it was time to assemble the cookies. I found narrow plastic bags (which are intended for pretzel sticks) at Michael’s and the size worked perfectly for stacking mini cookies. I placed a bag of cookies inside the pot along with the seeds and then placed the pot inside the watering can.
Here is the final garden ‘basket:’
Our gifts turned out adorable, but according to my kids, the best part is eating the cookies:
Disclosure: Shari’s Berries graciously provided the cookies for this post.