Easter Basket from Oatmeal Container


Make this sweet little Easter basket for a centerpiece. Simple to make, it is fashioned from a discarded oatmeal container. Add some paint and ribbon and it turns into a great Easter basket.

Items needed: 

  • Oatmeal container or other similar round container
  • Scissors
  • Paint/ brush
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Decorative gems or glittery foam


  1. Cut off the top half of the oatmeal container, leaving approximately 5 inches height at the bottom.
  2. Using the bottom half, cut random "wiggly" v-shapes to look like blades of grass.  Some can be shorter, some longer.
  3. Paint inside and outside lime green.  Let dry.
  4. Cut a lenght of ribbon that will fit around the outside of your basket.  Glue in place and let dry.
  5. Decorate with tiny squares of sticky back foam or little gems, stickers, whatever you have.
  6. Fill with Easter grass and goodies.