DIY Easter Baskets with Fresh Strawberries for Spring

DIY Easter Baskets with Fresh Strawberries for Spring

Today’s post combines two of my favorite things: innovative Easter baskets and fresh strawberries for spring.

Every time I go to the grocery store right now, those fresh, Florida strawberries are calling my name. Have you heard the call too? If so, this post is definitely for you!

Easter "baskets" filled with the gift that keeps on giving--gorgeous foliage and delicious strawberries by Carmen Johnston Gardens

With Easter right around the corner, I could not resist the opportunity to create a different kind of Easter basket for my guests. Don’t get me wrong, I love pastel Peeps and giant, chocolate bunnies just as much as the next girl, but I wanted to try something new and unique. That is why I have decided to make these awesome Easter “baskets” filled with the gift that keeps on giving–gorgeous foliage and delicious strawberries, of course!

Easter "baskets" filled with the gift that keeps on giving--gorgeous foliage and delicious strawberries by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Materials Needed:
1. Mini colanders
2. Strawberry plants
3. Strawberries
4. Alyssum (Tiny, white blooms)

Easter "baskets" filled with the gift that keeps on giving--gorgeous foliage and delicious strawberries by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Directions:
1. Start by giving your plants plenty to drink.
2. Take two strawberry plants and nestle them into a single colander.
3. Fill in the empty spaces with alyssum.
4. Add extra strawberries for a fun pop of color.

DIY Easter "baskets" filled with the gift that keeps on giving--gorgeous foliage and delicious strawberries by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Maintenance:
1. Strawberries need at least 8 hours of full sun!

Strawberry Plant

Image via Bonnie Plants

Give your guests a lush treat planted with strawberries and alyssum. By Carmen Johston Gardens

Give your guests a lush treat planted with strawberries and alyssum.

When you’re done, simply place one “basket” at each place setting for your guests. Don’t they just scream spring? I could not be more in love with this idea or the season that inspired it. Now go and get yourself some juicy strawberries! I know you’ve got to be craving them by now.

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Photos: The Photography of Haley Sheffield

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