Easter Basket

Local Non-profit Offers Tips for Creating Chic DIY Easter Baskets


SAN ANTONIO, TX – (March 12, 2021) – Spring has sprung at Goodwill San Antonio as the local non-profit best known for its retail thrift stores is blooming with inspiration for unique DIY Easter Baskets and affordable attire for the whole family.

According to the National Retail Federation’s most recent poll, nearly four out of five U.S. adults plan to celebrate Easter this year, spending money on things such as décor, clothing, candy, cards and flowers.

Shopping Goodwill can help save dollars in the wallet by repurposing unique finds to make one-of-a-kind, personalized baskets in celebration of the annual holiday.

Here are Goodwill’s “eggcellent” tips for easy-to-make Easter gifts comprised of commonly found items at local Goodwill stores.

TIP 1 – A Tisket, A Tasket, Find An Easter Basket

Goodwill stores continuously stock a variety of baskets in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Find wicker or plastic baskets, pails, pottery, or even kitchen colanders to hold your Easter items. Consider painting a container in a pastel color for an instant splash of springtime color.


TIP 2 – Be a Designer and Create an Easter Liner

Instead of the traditional Easter grass, consider using unique items such as pastel scarves, hand towels, or lightweight clothing as a filler or creative basket liner. Bonus: The latter avoids one-time use of plastic and responsibly supports the environment while building something beautiful!


TIP 3 – Fill with Stuff and Start to Fluff

Shop for a variety of unique items to fill baskets as opposed to the standard sugar-filled treats. Items can focus on a specific theme or can be combined to create an eclectic mix of fun-finds for both children and adults. Suggestions include puzzles, card and travel games, socks and small accessories, toys, books, kitchen utensils, movies, and photo frames.

Once items are assembled, roll out cellophane on a flat surface and measure before cutting. The cellophane should be at least one foot taller than the basket when brought up and bunched up together at the basket’s tallest point. Adorn wrapped basket with a bow, ribbon, or other decorations for a finishing touch.

For those seeking a more convenient option, pre-made Easter Baskets assembled by Goodwill San Antonio’s own retail employees are available and filled with trinkets and baubles for every bunny on your list. Prices for pre-made baskets range from $4.99 to $24.99.

Each basket offers an amazing value with proceeds helping to fund help meaningful job training, employment placement services, and other important community-based programs. Donated items purchased at a Goodwill store also help divert usable items from going to landfills. Instead of becoming unnecessary waste, donated clothing and household goods are sold in Goodwill stores, where they can be reused and repurposed in a responsible and environmentally sustainable manner.



About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help change lives through the power of work. When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, your purchases and donations help fund education, training and career services to empower people with disabilities and life barriers to find meaningful employment. In addition to operating retail stores and donation stations in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and the surrounding areas, Goodwill San Antonio provides certified vocational training programs through its Good Careers Academy, free employment services through its Good Career Centers, and manages contracts for the U.S. government and local municipalities for outsourced business services ranging from document management and contact center solutions to grounds maintenance and tree care activities through its Business Services operations.





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