Are you excited about Easter? We sure are! It is just such a fun holiday the whole family gets to enjoy. We dye eggs, decorate our house, eat chocolate bunnies and go on egg hunts. Who woudn’t love these awesome, super exciting traditions. And one of these traditions are Easter baskets. Children enjoy them, because they are filled with candy and toys, adults enjoy them.. well, also because they are filled with chocolates and candy. So, today we are going to dive into 6 DIY tutorials and Easter basket ideas, which are perfect for all ages. So, get your supplies, put on some nice music and start crafting!
Try our easy DIY Easter basket ideas for a personalized celebration of the holiday
DIY #1 comes in four different styles
DIY Easter basket in four different ways
- metal buckets
- ropes in white, pink, blue and purple
- pom pom trim
- faux flowers
- hot glue gun
You don’t need a lot of supplies for these baskets
Instructions for basket #1:
- Start from the bottom by gluing the end of the white rope to the bucket. Start wrapping it around the bucket. Make around 7 or 8 wrappings and cut off the rope, gluing it to the bucket.
- Then, do the same with the blue rope, but this time make more wrappings.
- Finally, add the third color in the same way.
Here are the steps
Instructions for basket #2:
- Cover your bucket with white rope.
- Grab 3 or 4 faux flowers and glue them to the side of the bucket.
This one is very easy
Instructions for basket #3:
- Wrap white rope around the bucket, leaving the top empty.
- Wrap the top with the pom pom trim.
So easy, yet so cute
Instructions for basket #4:
- Repeat the tutorial for the first basket and wrap the bucket in 3 differently colored ropes.
- Add pom pom trims in between the colors.
- Finally, add 1 or 2 flowers to the side of the bucket.
This one is the first 3 tutorials in 1
DIY #2 – Easter baskets for girls
Easter baskets for girls
- woven basket
- pom pom trim
- silk flowers
- glue gun
- wire cutters
These are the supplies you are going to need
- Cut the stems off of the flowers, leaving just enough so you can slot them in between the woven parts of the basket. You can add them any way you like.
- Wrap the handle with the pom pom trim. Tie the ribbon in a bow at the end of the handle.
Leave just a bit of the stems
And your basket is ready to be filled with candy and dyed eggs
Source: Design Improvised
DIY #3 – basket made of rope
Easter baskets for boys
- 12 yards 3/8 inch cotton filler cord
- hot glue gun
- blue acrylic craft paint
Four simple steps
- Paint the rope the day before, so it has time to dry completely.
- Get a bucket, jar or bowl – you are going to model the rope around it.
- Start wrapping the rope in circles, so you create the bottom of the basket. Glue the cording together with each wrapping.
- Once the bottom is big enough, place it under the bucket you have chosen and start wrapping around it, gluing as you go.
- Once you have reached the desired form, cut the rope and secure it with tape or glue so it doesn’t fray.
Now it is time to fill it with all of the candy
Source: Alice and Lois
DIY #4 – unicorn Easter basket
Easter baskets for kids
- white wicker basket
- three 9×12-inch felt sheets
- one 9×12-inch glitter foam sheet
- gold thread
- hot glue gun
- hot glue
- bamboo skewer
- pom pom maker
- 3D foam eyelash stickers
- Trace a triangle form onto the felt sheet for the horn. Also, trace two outer ear pieces onto cream felt and two inner ear pieces on the glitter foam. Cut them out.
- Glue a 20-inch piece of the gold thread to the inner peak of the horn. Create a cone shape of the felt and glue it together.
- Fill with polyfill using the bamboo skewer. Wrap the gold thread around the horn and glue it at the end.
- Glue the inner ear pieces to the outer ones.
- Glue the horn to the center of the basket and add the ears as well.
- Use multi-colored yarn and a pom pom maker to create two small and one medium pom pom.
- Glue the medium one to the center with the two smaller ones on each side.
- Finish by wrapping the handle with yarn and filling the basket with candy.
It seems difficult, but it is not
And it’s so cute!
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
DIY #5 – no sew Easter baskets
Cute Easter basket ideas
- round craft box
- fabric in different colors
- fabric glue
- hot glue
- scrap cardboard
- Glue the batting on the outside of the box, let it dry and trim, so it doesn’t stick out.
- Measure out the fabric so it covers the sides of your box and cut it out. Add glue to the fabric and cover the sides of the box. The edge of the fabric need to be even at the bottom, because you can fold in the excess fabric so it covers the inside.
- Cut the lid of the box so it can fit on the inside at the bottom of the box. Glue batting to your circle and cover it with fabric. Let dry and push it to the bottom so it covers the folded in excess fabric.
- Glue both ends of the ribbon to the underside of the basket to create the handle. Then, handle a strip of ribbon around the base.
- Add a small white pom pom to the front of the basket for a bunny tail.
This is actually very easy to make
Fill it with eggs and your basket is ready
Source: Max & Me
DIY #6 – basket made of yarn
Homemade Easter baskets
- cotton yarn
- metallic crinkle cellophane
- Blow up the balloon an tie the yarn to the top.
- Wrap the yarn around the balloon. Use as much yarn as you can, after all we don’t want our eggs and candy to fall out of the basket.
- Mix one part warm water to two parts sugar in a large bowl and add the glitter. Roll the balloon in it until it is fully covered and the yarn is soaked.
- Tie the balloon to a shower rod and leave it for awhile. Once it is nearly dry roll it in the sugar solution again. Then let it dry completely.
- Now it is time to pop the ballon, remove it and use a knife or scissors to cut the yarn into a basket shape with a handle.
- Glue ribbon to the handle and top edge of the basket. You can add small bows if you like.
- Add the cellophane to the bottom and fill the basket with the metallic crinkle cellophane.
Follow these steps
Source: Centre Street Style
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We may also give you some non-conventional Easter basket filling ideas
Everyone would appreciate a basket full of candy
You may personalize the baskets for boys and girls
This is such a cute idea