Are you looking for an awesome DIY Easter basket for the tween girl or teen girl in your life? I put together these DIY Easter baskets for my two tween aged granddaughters for $20 each. Leaving the expensive items like tech gadgets to Mom and Dad, and this grama created some fun gift baskets using cheaper items I found from a quick trip to the Dollar Store.
I had a great time Easter basket shopping at the Dollar Store. You can find numerous teen Easter basket ideas I could put in each girl’s easter basket with everything from cell phone cases to Easter goodies. These Easter baskets are themed around day journaling with loads of pretty stickers, pens, and of course journals. The pink baskets are so they have somewhere to place and keep all their journalling supplies.
Dollar Store Tween’s Easter Basket
The girls are becoming more independent and don’t want anything that’s considered good for younger children. So out with the wax crayons and coloring books, to be replaced by journals and planners.
Of course, there is a stash of Easter goodies. I always add some candy, even the girl’s father looks for their annual chocolate Easter Bunny.) The dollar store has a decent selection of sugary goodness for Easter. My family has an Easter tradition of Mr. Crunchy, so I added one from Walmart. All the other candy you see in the Easter basket is from Dollar Store.
After that shop for anything you can use for journaling. The sticker selection is great, I found several including one with Grandma stickers.
With the stickers, I added some rubber stamps, glue sticks, and die cuts of feathers and flowers. Some other ideas include pretty rulers, double-sided tape, a pencil case, washi tape, paper clips, and alligator clips.
Other Easter Basket Ideas for Young Girls
Besides journaling, think of something your 10 to 12-year-old girls will like. The dollar store is full of great Easter basket ideas. The trick is to think of a theme so you have a basic Easter idea thought of ahead of time.
Art supplies with different colors of paints or ribbon, some paint brushes assorted dollar store wall decals, and wood frame or canvas.
Manicure or Nail Easter Basket
Nail supplies, I seriously considered this idea instead of the planners. The dollar store has all sorts of nail supplies, even brand name nail polish. There is also nail polish remover, nail files, press-on nails, and fun toenail separators my girls would love. Add some brightly colored flip-flops and foot cream and they can start playing and getting ready for the summer season.
Craft Easter Basket
Dollar Store is constantly expanding the craft section with small kits. I in particular like the needlepoint kits for the girls, or some crochet supplies. They have crochet hooks and stitch markers, and lately, I saw good quality cotton yarn in size 4 which is perfect for beginners.
Think of an activity-based Easter basket, my eldest granddaughter loves baking, so I could have gotten her everything for baking cupcakes. Starting with a large plastic bowl, then grab the cake mix, fun whisks, paper cupcake liners, all sorts of fun sprinkles, and even simple-to-use Dollar Store cake decorating bags with ends included. You may even find a good little cookbook to include. Using the large plastic bowl as a basket so there is no additional cost.
Beauty Product Easter Basket
Another pretty obvious choice for fun Easter basket ideas would be beauty products. My granddaughters and I have spent a few Friday nights using Dollar Store facemasks and hair holders. The girls love doing that, beauty items make great easter baskets, face masks, pimple patches, hair holders, lip gloss, makeup brush sets, and a plethora of different makeup gadgets or makeup to play with. I would include makeup removal pads though.
Assembling the Teen’s Easter Basket
Begin by decorating the basket with ribbon. Start at the front center of the basket. Feed the ribbon one rib, wrap it around the back, and ensure the pattern stays outside. Weave it through the back to hold the ribbon in place, feed it through the front, and then tie a simple ribbon.
If you want more directions I did up a video for you.
Once the basket has ribbon start layering your supplies with the largest at the back, I had a chocolate rabbit, the calendar, and a journal.
Next place your medium sized articles, filtering them out so each one show. I put in all the stickers, and the glue.
Finally fill the front with Easter grass so the smaller items will show, and layer the smallest items like chocolate eggs in the front.
I very much enjoyed my trip looking for cute ideas for Easter baskets, it was a great way to spend an hour wandering around. And thanks to writing this blog post I have a few more ideas for next year as well. There are so many fun finds you can see at the dollar store for this age group, and because of the price point, I could afford to load the teen girl’s baskets up with pretty much everything I liked. When Easter morning came around and their baskets were set up at their place setting they were really excited to check out all the different stuff, and not too surprising their favorite was the loads of stickers.
Other DIY Easter Gift Ideas
Small Peat Pot Basket Gift Ideas
Combine the love of a handmade Easter gift with assorted inexpensive purchased Easter treats. You can use these DIY Easter baskets as a pretty way to gift items you would never just hand to someone, think of gift cards, scratch tickets , snacks for men like peanuts and beef jerky.