DIY Easter Baskets


Bunny easter basket

These adorable little Easter baskets can be made in an afternoon.  We made ours from small, rectangular,  discarded butter boxes.  As always, it is good to save some boxes in a plastic bin for future projects.  That way you always have the materials at hand, free materials that is.

You'll notice that one of our mini baskets is a pretty white bunny, another has a scalloped border and the smallest is cut with jagged edges to resemble grass.  You can make the baskets varying sizes, which adds extra interest if you will be displaying a group of them together.

DIY easter basket

What You Need:

  • Small boxes
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Marker
  • Glue
  • Easter Grass

recycled craft project for Easter

What To Do:

  1. Cut the top off of chosen boxes and cut down to size if making a scalloped or grass-edged basket. Cut edges as desired.
  2. For the Bunny, first draw a bunny head with ears onto one side of the box, using a marker. Cut away the other three sides, making the edges slightly rounded.  Cut out the bunny shape as shown in photo.
  3. Paint baskets with either a layer of white acrylic paint or white gesso.  This is an undercoating to hide any image or wording on the baskets.  let dry.
  4. Paint each basket with a color, such as green for the grassy basket and white for the Bunny.
  5. From scrap paper or cardstock, cut out a bunny nose and whiskers.  Glue into place and let dry.
  6. Add eyes and mouth with markers for the bunny face.
  7. Fill with Easter grass and add a colored egg or Easter candies.

mini Easter baskets


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