Repurposed Earth Friendly Easter Baskets by GOOT

Andrew and I were in the grocery store last night and we came across the candy aisle in all of its Easter goody glory.  Andrew turned to me and asked if we were going to leave each other Easter baskets to wake up to on Sunday morning and I exclaimed, “YES!” (because we are that dorky).  We both wondered if we had any baskets for that and as we approached the cereal isle, I instantly came up with a repurposed, earth-friendly, GOOT idea!

What you will need:

  • cereal box (1 for each basket you’ll be making)
  • stapler
  • packing tape or other sturdy, clear tape
  • paper shredder
  • scissors
  • box cutter
  • paper (I used old bills, etc. that needed to be shredded anyway, plus some green sheets for color)

Step 1: Close the top flap of the cereal box and tape it shut with packing tape or other sturdy, clear tape.


Step 2: Cut out the front panel of the cereal box using a box cutter.  Keep the panel, you’ll need it for Step 3!


Step 3: Take the front panel that you just cut out.  Using scissors, cut 2 strips from the longest edge of the panel.  Try to make them the same width because you will use these to make the basket handle in Step 4.


Step 4: Staple the two strips together, overlapping them by 1/4″, stapling them together at one end.


Step 5: Staple the handle in place by centering each end of the strip in the middle of each side of the basket.


Step 6: Using the paper shredder, shred your old bills, junk mail, and any extra paper you have lying around to add some color to your basket.  Fill your basket with shredded paper to hold your goodies!


Step 7: Fill your earth friendly basket with your favorite Easter treats, enjoy, and don’t forget to recycle your basket when you’re done!


Have a GOOT Easter!


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What began as individual hopes and dreams has rapidly become a radical dream of our own as we start our almost married life together. Follow us as we make some big changes in our lives to spend less money, produce less waste, nurse our planet back to health, and even attempt to pay our brand new mortgage in 5 years or less.
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3 Responses to Repurposed Earth Friendly Easter Baskets by GOOT

  1. Kristi says:

    So cute! The kids would probably love the part about shredding the paper the most!

  2. Love this idea! I save mine every year because I hate throwing anything in the landfill! (I looked quick above and thought, I already wrote here? no, LOL!) Anyway, I read today from The Green Grocer that Kashi uses Genetically modified soy 😦 Very disappointing, I’m not sure if it’s entirely true, but wanted to give you the heads up to look into it! I love Kashi cereal and hope it’s not true!

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