This year instead of trying to buy easter baskets for all the kids in our family, that I know eventually just get thrown away, I tried to find an inexpensive alternative to that.
Sam’s Club comes to the rescue! On the weekend before easter, i found this roll of Burlap looking mesh that they were selling for a couple bucks each.
Instantly i had the idea of burlap looking sacks tied with a pretty ribbon and a tag (that i had on hand) and that was it.
I rolled out the mesh, and cut somewhat equal squared pieces (about 21 inches).
Then, I grabbed one of the PILES of goodies i had collected affordably on clearance snack racks, and online like those cute rabbit ears from Consumer Crafts.
I got this set of 6000 perler beads with grids, also from Consumer Crafts that i broke up into 5 different kiddos.
I had on hand these ziploc bags for craft shows, weight out 2 OZ. a piece of perler beads, and put one grid with a square of parchment paper per bag for each of the older kids.
I then piled as even as i could all the goodies diagonally and in the center of the mesh.
I then was able to pull all the corners up around the items and hold them in place while i tied the ribbon around to hold it in place.
Don’t be afraid to pull the mesh a bit as it does stretch nicely around the items and try tucking the corners into themselves.
In hindsight, i should have used thicker ribbon which would have made more of a statement.
However, all in all, i like how they turned out and have PLENTY of the role of mesh left over!