Grass, straw, shred... whatever you call it... I found a cheap (possibly FREE) way to make your own! Here's what I did.
1) Do a tissue paper round up.
*I keep ALL tissue paper, even crumpled stuff, from every gift opening occasion. Fold it up nicely and "iron" it out with your hand - somtimes it will look good as new :)
2) Fold the tissue paper up into the shape of a piece of regular notepad paper. Fold again in half lengthwise.
3) Using fairly good scissors - begin to cut thin strips from top to bottom of paper. Clip ends that are connecting. You can cut your strips as thin or as thick as you like. For Ava's basket - I did really chunky strips (see above) to hold up the heavy weight of her crayons, etc.
4) You could get really creative and make multi-colored strips. Or, even more creative and use special scissors - I have a box of craft scissors with all different blades - curvy, jagged, angled, etc.
TA-DA! Home made Easter basket fill! The best part for me was that I really got to my heart and hands into this little project. Giving my hubby and baby girl something home made like this means more to me (probably) then to them... but, I felt like I was giving them the very best. And I know I saved my hubby $$$ so that felt great, too!