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Gift of Time & Creativity: Build a Free Friendship Basket

If you’d like to show someone you care this Easter, how about creating a Friendship Basket? Instead of spending a lot of money, instead share your creativity and add items already own. Here are a few ideas that I came up with to build a free Friendship Easter Baskets! We all probably know someone who could use cheering up. I hope these ideas will inspire you to share what you have available to make someone else feel special.

Y’all, it’s been close to 20 years since I put together an Easter Basket! So when I was invited to join a group to share Easter Basket idea’s, I was not exactly excited about the prospect. But the more I thought about it, the more excited I became. The challenge to create a basket that didn’t really cost anything really sparked my creative mind.

DIY Friendship Easter Basket with Free Materials for Someone who likes to read.

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DIY Ideas for Friendship Easter Basket

I love to collect baskets from thrift stores, so I have an abundance of baskets to choose from. If you don’t have baskets on hand, you can use any container that you wish. Things like a mixing bowl, a tin can, a tray, etc. The list is endless. Be creative and think outside the box or basket in this case! LOL. However, what would I put into the baskets????? So, I first began with a couple of quick and easy DIY projects that can be completed without going to the store.

DIY Old Book Page Decoupage Easter Eggs

First, I gathered a few of the decoupage Easter Eggs covered with old book pages that are wrapped with twine. I’ve made several over the years, and it’s time to share the love.

DIY Old Book Page Easter Eggs for Friendship baskets

Cute Carrots for an Easter Basket

I also had some DIY Easter Carrots that were tied together with a cute, simple ribbon. I made them several years ago, and they will make a cute addition to the basket.

Here’s a quick tutorial if you’d like to make a few. Otherwise, consider stopping by Dollar Tree. You can get six for $1.25.

The carrots are easy to make.

  1. Begin by rolling card stock into a small cone.
  2. Next start wrapping the jute twine around the cone and securing it with hot glue.
  3. Finally, add a drop of hot glue to the top of the cone and add green twine or raffia.
  4. Tie together or display individually.
DIY Jute Twine Carrots

Gather Items For The Reading Enthusiast On Your List

Above are the items I decided would go into a basket for someone who likes to read. I have several books that I’ve already read. Why not share them with someone else?

By the way, have you read KariAnne Woods’s books? I’ve read “So Close to Amazing” so many times I can quote it. So, I decided I should pass it on to someone else.

Also, I still collect quite a few magazines that I’ve already read. So I could share those as well.

And finally, I collected several moss bunnies for my Easter Tablescape last year. This year, I didn’t use all of them, so I could spare a bunny or 4. LOL

Supplies for DIY Friendship Easter Basket with Free Materials for Someone who likes to read.

I also have excess greenery and small soaps that I keep on hand for hostess gifts, etc. I didn’t have any candy, but I found some Hot Cocoa and decided I could spare some.

DIY items to add to the Free Friendship Basket

The basket came together quickly and didn’t cost a dime.

DIY Cork Flowers Easter Basket

I was so excited about how the first basket came together, I decided to try my hand and another DIY project and another basket theme.

If you have a supply of wine corks, skewers, and hot glue, you are golden.

Use one cork for the center and add hot glue to attach two rounds of corks to the flower center.

Push the wooden skewer into the center cork and make a cute arrangement in a bottle or vase.

DIY Wine Cork Flowers

I purchased a couple of these small wreaths or candle rings from Target earlier this year. I don’t need them all, so I decided I would share one. The basket is a thrift store find, and I have some wine on hand.

Supplies for a wine lover Easter Basket

I added another of my extra moss bunnies, and Ta Da!

Wine Lover Friendship Easter Basket

I had so much fun creating these two baskets with two different themes.

What are some other themes you could create?

Free Friendship Easter Baskets to lift someones spirits.

After I finished making these baskets, I began to think of other ideas. The grapevine topiary would have been perfect in the baskets. So many possibilities. I didn’t spend one penny to make these baskets. Every item was something I had previously purchased for myself or had on hand from previous projects.

DIY Friendship Easter Basket with Free Materials for Someone who likes to read.

I hope these ideas will give you inspiration to share what you have on hand with someone who could use some cheering up over these next few weeks.

Here are some additional Easter Decorating Ideas you may enjoy.

I appreciate you for stopping by, and I’d appreciate any comments and/or suggestions to add to these ideas. I will share any great ideas on my Dirt Road Adventures on Sunday. Have a blessed Easter Season.

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Two options for Friendship baskets for Easter Holiday.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

I love this idea Rachel! Your cork flowers are my favorite!


Sunday 24th of March 2024

Kim, Oh, they are so easy to make.


Friday 22nd of March 2024

These baskets are adorable. Every year I give my Mom an Easter Basket (she is 75) and I love some of your suggestions for things to include.


Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Anna, I'm so glad you like them. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 20th of March 2024

Love this idea so much, Rachel! I could definitely see doing this not only for friends and family but for coworkers and neighbors too. It's such a special way to celebrate the season and to let someone know you're thinking of them. Can't wait to share this on Friday, CoCo


Wednesday 20th of March 2024

CoCo, I'm glad you like this.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

I'm going to do a basket for my Mom I hope she will love it.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

That is great. She will love it.


Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Rachel, I love your idea of a Friendship Basket at Easter! You always come up with such wonderful ideas. Those two baskets you made on your coffee table are so nice.

Have a great week! Thanks for always sharing your wonderful ideas with us! I always look forward to your posts!


Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Mary-Ann I'm so glad you like these ideas. Let me know if you make one.