Easy DIY Easter Baskets
DIY Felt Flower Easter Basket
Celebrate spring with a chic DIY Easter basket. All it takes is a bouquet of handmade felt flowers and a simple wicker basket to create a handmade basket you'll use year after year.
Felt Easter Basket
Make your own homemade Easter basket out of felt and use a glue mixture to keep the material stiff (so it can hold more goodies!). This creative Easter basket idea is perfect for bunnies on a budget—it costs under $5 to make!
DIY Moss Covered Easter Basket
This chic Easter basket doubles as a gorgeous spring centerpiece. Covered with faux moss and embellished with flowers, this unique Easter basket idea lasts all season long.
Unicorn Easter Basket
Make your own magical unicorn Easter basket by adding a few easy embellishments to a plain white basket. Use felt to give your unicorn a horn and ears and add multicolor pom-poms at the base of the horn.
Muslin Easter Treat Bag
No basket, no biggie! Create a trio of adorable Easter treat bags with our free printable download. Fill the finished bags with your favorite Easter candy or treats.
DIY Treat Cones
While these treat cones aren’t as large as a traditional Easter basket, they’ve got the same idea—make them, fill them with goodies, and use them to surprise the kids with sweet treats. And, they’re so easy to make! Prepare them as a special Easter surprise, or make them ahead of Easter brunch and give one to each family member.
Flowery Rain Boots Easter Basket
Wondering how to make Easter baskets by recycling household items you already own? Spring-pattern rain boots serve as a neat hiding place for sweet Easter treats.
To make it, start with a layer of Easter grass tucked in the bottom of each boot. Add plastic eggs, candy, and other small items until you reach the top, then tuck in more faux grass for a pretty display in this clever Easter basket alternative.
Tin Easter Basket
Enliven a plain-Jane metal tin as this year's Easter basket. Tin containers with handles are the standard choice, but pretty options without handles work just as well for holding candy and other Easter treats. To make it, trim a thick band of solid-color paper from poster board. Wrap it around the center of a tin pail, attaching with a few dots of glue as you go. Secure the end with tape. To distinguish individual pails, pick each egg-hunter's favorite color for their personal pail.
Coiled Fabric Easter Baskets
All you need to make our pretty DIY Easter baskets is cord, fabric strips, and glue. Fill them with spring candy and treats for a sweet and personalized Easter present.
For each basket, you'll need 3/4 yard of colored print fabric (cut into 16x1-1/2-inch wide strips), 4 yards of cotton piping cord, and a hot-glue gun and glue sticks or needle and thread.
Hot-glue the first fabric strip to one end of the cord, and wrap it around the cord at an angle. Do this until the cord is covered entirely. Coil the cord tightly around itself, hot-gluing as you go, until you have a 2-inch spiral. Continue the spiral until the you've reached your desired base size.
Stack the next round atop the base, gluing as you go, until your basket is the desired height. Add tiny handles fashioned from leftover fabric.
Gingham Garland Basket
A fun Easter garland is the secret to this pastel Easter basket. Trim a simple basket with scraps of fabric and you're done. Customize your basket with any patterned fabric you like.
Felt Easter Bunny Bags
These oh-so-cute homemade Easter bunny bags are the perfect kid's Easter basket for storing eggs and candy. To make it, stretch an 8-1/2x11-inch sheet of 100% wool felt to a 12-inch length. Cut 3 inches from one long side, then cut this strip in half lengthwise for two ears. Fold the remaining piece of felt in half with the fold on the bottom. Make light marks 3/4 inch from the side edges and across the top, excluding the folded bottom, and along the short ends of the ears. Work a pencil through the marks to create holes; thread ribbon through the holes to sew the sides. Sew the ears onto each side of the bag, leaving the middle of the bag between the ears open. Hot-glue white felt circles and black pom-poms for the eyes. Add a pink felt triangle and two white pom-poms for the nose.
Easy Paper Basket
Unique Easter baskets don't have to be expensive! A little washi tape is all it takes to transform a brown paper bag into a pretty DIY Easter basket. Customize each with your little bunny's name and you're ready to start the Easter egg hunt.
Colorful Button Easter Basket
We'll show you how to refresh a basic wooden basket for Easter with just a bag full of colorful buttons. No need to be exact. Simply hot-glue buttons -- in all shapes, sizes, and colors -- onto your basket for a truly unique look. Tie a pretty pink ribbon to the handle for holiday-ready presentation.
Paper Flower Basket
This DIY Easter basket is all about the handle. A trio of bold paper flowers adds a handmade touch to a purchased basket. Make the flowers and attach them to your basket with floral tape.
Easter Bonnet Basket
Improvise a pretty Easter basket using household items, such as a straw hat.
To make it, wipe the inside of a straw hat with a dryer sheet to freshen it. Fill the base with wadded dry paper towels for height, and tuck in greenery to cover. Fill it with softly colored eggs, either real or artificial. Hollowed-out eggs can be stuffed with paper ribbons that include spring wishes, egg-hunting clues, or names for place cards.
Fabric-Wrapped Easter Tins
For a more playful, colorful look, turn a regular tin planter into an Easter gift basket. Determine how much fabric you'll need by wrapping a test strip around a tin pail. Allow extra fabric on all edges to fold under, and plan for holes for the pail's handle. Trim your chosen fabric. Apply decoupage medium to the pail, and then place fabric on top. Smooth out any air bubbles. Finish with a second coat of decoupage medium.
Nontraditional Easter Basket
Why get locked into true baskets for Easter when travel-size bags work just as well? The kids and teenagers will love snacks or travel games loaded inside see-through zipper bags. Wipe out clear travel-size toiletry bags, then attach one of our downloadable labels to the package.
Recycled Easter Nest
A recycled-paper Easter nest can serve as a decoration or a fresh and cheap alternative to Easter baskets. To make it, shred long sheets of paper and staple each end together. Add a length of florists wire, hold one end of the strips in each hand, and twist and wrap it into a nest shape. Clip a few strands with scissors for a loosely woven look.
Easter Basket Tips:- Recycle colorful tissue paper or holiday wrapping scraps to make Easter basket filling.
- Use a shredder for quick springtime basket decor.
Large Easter Tub
A simple label transforms a colorful tub into a kid's Easter basket in a pinch. If you're giving a handful of toys or simply want a long-lasting Easter basket, the large-size tub works great. Write the child's name on our label and tie to the handle with matching ribbon. Fill with treats and toys to finish the Easter basket.
Easter Treat Basket
This dainty pink basket makes a perfect nest for painted eggs, jelly beans, or chocolates. For a personalized touch, add a monogram to the tag on the Easter basket.
To make it, print out the pattern, cut, and assemble. Tie with a bright pastel bow as the final flourish for your Easter basket.
Pretty Paper Easter Basket
Celebrate spring with a DIY pastel-theme custom Easter basket that's full of brightly painted eggs. Our adorable Easter gift basket comes together with just a bit of scrapbook paper and ribbon. First, download our pattern; cut out. Fold the pieces on the dotted lines as indicated, and punch out each circle on the sides. Adhere the sides to the back and front pieces, and fold up. Thread ribbon through the holes to hold the basket together, then attach the handle pieces.