Do-It-Yourself: Easter Baskets from Newspaper and Vegetable-Dyed Eggs

Roots of Simplicity shows you how to making Easter baskets out of newspaper. Love this, though I doubt I have the patience to pull it off! (However, I don’t recommend using uncut coupon inserts to make it unless you are 150% sure you won’t be needing/using the coupons. You’d hate to be tempted to pull apart the Easter basket because you found out after making it that it has a coupon rolled up in it that will make something a money-maker!)

Want to avoid artificial food coloring? Tinkerlab has a tutorial for making vegetable dyed Easter eggs.

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  1. Rae says

    coupon inserts? no way! lol. Maybe old sale papers or magazines but not the precious coupon inserts :P

  2. says

    Blueberries can make a blue color, but they are expensive, so buying a kit may just be cheaper. (Of course, I buy them at Aldi. They cost less and I like the flavor of the ones they sell better than some of the “big” brands. They taste sweeter.) I compiled a list of the best places to shop this week for Easter deals including PAAS kits and eggs. Click my name to go to that blog post.

  3. says

    (Did that last post go through?) You can use blueberries for blue, but they are expensive, so a cheap kit may work instead. Here’s a post I put together with the best places to shop for Easter this week including PAAS, jelly beans, and Peeps. Click my name. (Sorry if this posts twice)

  4. says

    The pinkish inserts you can see in the baskets are from coupons that expired in October of 2010. My mom sends me extra inserts but doesn’t always check the dates! =)

  5. Michele says

    I am thankful for this post. I have a child with a deadly allergy to artificial food dye. So sadly just buying a kit is not possible. I am thankful for this tip! :)