5 Ways to Celebrate a Green Easter

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Spring traditions like Easter egg hunts, baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and colorfully dyed eggs don't have to be all artificial dyes and plastic junk that will end up in the trash. Here are a few easy ways to infuse festive color into your holiday while being friendly to the planet.1. Dying Eggs with Vegetable and Spices - Auntie Martha didn't invent this, but her staff sure made it look pretty. They have a video showing how to use onion skin, red cabbage, tumeric, coffee and red beets to create your own dyes for eggs. Check out Big Sis Lil Sis for her gorgeous naturally dyed floral eggs.

2. Fair Trade Chocolates - You can make sure that chocolate bunny or eggs is made conscientiously. Not terribly expensive, you can find them at Sweet Earth Chocolates and The Natural Candy Store. If the little ones are all about the payoff and don't really care what shape it takes, Trader Joe's carries a lot of reasonably priced fair trade chocolate.

3. Shred Your Own Easter Grass! - Why buy that plastic cellophane junk that will end up either wrapped up in your vacuum or eaten by your cat or dog (a potentially life-threatening situation if it gets wrapped in their digestive system)? We all have scrap paper. Newspaper, office paper, junk mail. So, why not shred it like Susan at Home Road did and eschew that flouro-colored green stuff?

4. Grow Your Own Easter Wheat Grass Centerpiece - Tatum over at K.I.S.S. {Keep it Simple, Sister} has created a really detailed tutorial to create this lovely little centerpiece to bring a little spring indoors.

4. Get Creative With Your Baskets - Many of us have baskets laying around from other uses, but who says an Easter basket has to be a basket? It could be a bucket, a well-built or vintage toy truck, or a sweet handmade canvas bag. Simple Organic has a lot of great ideas for baskets and the treats to fill it with.

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