Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Celebrate Spring with a Sweet Basket

Kids of all ages love receiving baskets filled with tiny treats. Here's a little eco-friendly gift collection I put together with small items we sell in the shop.

I bought the small wire mesh basket at Goodwill for about $1. In general, thrift stores have great deals on baskets that can be repurposed as inviting gift wrap.

Bunnies have symbolized spring since ancient times, and the tradition carries through to the Easter Bunny today. This tiny charm necklace was made by California artist Mark Poulin. ($22)

Instead of an easter bonnet, how about a golden honeybee barrette. (LBD, $8)

Marshmallow the bunny rabbit adorns this adorable envirosax shopping bag. See it open here. ($8.50)

From left to right, a zipper coin purse we made from fabric scraps ($16), an all-natural lip balm by Mudlark ($4), and a petite notepad by Galison ($3.50).

I ate the Theo Bar that I intended to photograph in the basket, but you see a picture of the delicious chocolate, organic chocolate here ($3.50 a bar).

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