Easter Basket Alternative #2
Written by on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

If you have an older child that you still enjoy creating an Easter basket for, it’s thrifty to utilize a “useful” container as the basket.  Last year, I used a self-closing storage container (http://seasonalhome.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/easter-basket-alternative/), but this year I chose an inexpensive insulated cooler.  It’s large, lead-free and closes up (with velcro tabs) for easy storage when not in use.  The cost was $10 (Walgreens).  And as you can see, the side pockets create great places to tuck some of the goodies.

[I filled up the excess room, in the bottom of the cooler, with a medium-sized FLAT RATE box from the post office.  That way, you only have to place a few small gifts inside]



  1. Chris Teague says:

    I love this idea! I can use tis for all the adult females. We go shopping and yard selling and our bottles of water always get hot in the car. This would be just the thing!

  2. Karis Riggs says:

    I love all your ideas. This is a really good one, but I would like to know what do you use in the bottom of your containers to make the gift look so full?

  3. seasonalhome says:

    GREAT question Karis! Sorry I forgot to mention that; I’ll add it now. It’s a USPS Flat Rate Box.. size: Medium.

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