23 Easy DIY Easter Baskets
DIY Felt Flower Easter Basket
Celebrate spring with a chic handmade Easter basket. All it takes is a bouquet of handmade, colorful felt flowers and a simple wicker basket.
Unicorn Easter Basket
Felt Easter Basket
Make your own homemade Easter basket out of felt. A glue mixture keep the material stiff enough to hold 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 DIY 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.
Woven Paper Easter Basket
Transform heavyweight scrapbooking paper into an inexpensive Easter basket with a simple weaving technique. Fill your finished basket with candy and goodies—and maybe a few colorful dyed Easter eggs.
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
Although these treat cones aren’t as large as a traditional Easter basket, they will still be a surprising sweet treat. Plus, they’re 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 them, stuff a layer of Easter grass into the bottom of each boot. Add plastic eggs, candy, and other small gifts 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. Metal buckets with handles are the standard choice, but pretty options without handles will hold 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 ends with tape. To personalize pails, pick each egg-hunter's favorite color.
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 strips), 4 yards of cotton piping cord, and a hot-glue gun and glue sticks or needle and thread. Hot-glue a fabric strip to one end of the cord, and wrap it around the cord on the diagonal. Repeat to cover the cord. Coil the cord tightly around itself, hot-gluing as you go, and adding covered cords until you've reached your desired base size. Build the sides by gluing covered cords to the edge of the base and then coiling it upward, 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. Simply tie scraps of gingham to the basket handle and you're done. Customize your basket with any pattern fabric you like.
A quick dip in dye transforms inexpensive chipwood baskets. Submerge the entire basket or part of it, depending on the look you want. This cheap Easter craft doubles as a chic Easter centerpiece. Simply fill the finished baskets with colorful eggs, flowers, and bunny figurines.
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’ve buttoned up how to turn a basic wooden basket into one ready for the Easter hunt. Simply glue on buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors. No need to be exact. Tie a pretty pink ribbon to the handle for holiday-ready presentation.
Paper Flower Basket
Easter Bonnet Basket
We turned the idea of a pretty Easter basket on its head. Start by freshening any hat with a dryer sheet. Build up a base with wadded paper towels covered with greenery. Fill it with softly colored eggs, either real or artificial. Hollowed-out eggs can be stuffed with paper ribbons bearing spring wishes, egg-hunting clues, or names for place cards.
Fabric-Wrapped Easter Tins
Scraps of your favorite fabrics turn regular tin planters into adorable Easter gift baskets. When cutting out the fabric, allow extra on all edges to fold under, and plan for holes for the pail's handle. Apply decoupage medium to the pail; cover with fabric. Smooth out any air bubbles. Finish with a second coat of decoupage medium.
Nontraditional Easter Basket
Why get locked into the idea of actual 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 a label to each package.
Recycled Easter Nest
A recycled-paper Easter nest can serve as a decoration. To make it, shred long sheets of paper and staple each end together. Add a length of florists wire and staple it to the paper strips, hold one end of the strips in each hand, and twist and wrap it into a nest shape. Staple ends together to secure. Clip a few strands with scissors for a loosely woven look.
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 a label and tie to the handle with matching ribbon. Children will love how many toys and treats this sturdy “basket” can hold.
Easter Treat Basket
This dainty pink basket makes an adorable nest for painted eggs, jelly beans, or chocolates. For a personalized touch, add a monogram to the side of the Easter basket.
To make it, print out the free 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 along 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.
Easter Bunny Treat Cups
The key to this creative Easter basket idea is hiding in your cupboard! Transform a plain paper cup into a cute treat holder with our free template and colorful paper. These unique Easter "baskets" are perfect for holding small Easter egg fillers like candy or stickers.