How To Make a Living Easter Basket

This is a quick and easy project you could make with your kids, or make as a hostess gift if you’ve been invited for Easter Dinner.
You’ll get everything you need for under $30.00.
What the colors mean:
Purple signifies the royal color befitting the King of Kings.
White represents both the purity of Christ and the cleansing of our sins by His atoning sacrifice for us. (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 53:1-12)
Yellow symbolizes our living hope because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)
Anther Option:
Add a strip of linen woven through the plants to represent the cloth Peter saw when he entered the empty tomb. (John 20:7)


What you’ll need:
A large basket (mine is 18″ X 13″ X 8″H)
1 1/gal green plant such as Rosemary
3-4 4″ flowering plants of assorted colors
1 bag Spanish Moss
1 14″ Coco Trough Liner
Heavy Duty Aluminum foil

This videos’s far from perfect, but my videographer had her baby, so we won’t get to do this over before Easter.
Just like real life—no do overs.
Here are the mistakes I would have liked to correct:

  • Sunglasses, I wore them because my eyes were dilated from an earlier doctor’s appointment.
  • I bought flowers at Lowe’s not Longs.
  • I mispronounced Kalanchoe because the girl at Lowe’s led me astray.
  • Oops, we accidentally captured sirens and my husband talking on the phone just inside the house.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.


  • Love the arrangement and love seeing you! I will be making one of these up to take to church for a decoration this Easter 🙂

  • Great idea Kelly!!! Thanks and Happy Easter (Resurrection Day)

  • Oh! I reread this to see the size of your basket and see the baby has arrived!!!! Congratulations to all! Oh happy days!!! Blue or pink?

    PS: I think you look great, the flowers are beautiful, I didn’t even notice the mispronounced word (I do that all the time when reading aloud names/places in the Word!!!), and the sirens make it qualify for reality TV! <3


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