4 DIY Easter Baskets That Are Totally Worth Making
So you’ve planned the ultimate Easter celebration complete with a magnificent 5-course feast, the most darling outfits for the kiddos, and maybe about 300 eggs filled with chocolate (the good kind!), hidden all over the backyard… but do you have The Best Easter Baskets Ever?
I mean, think about it – the ultimate Easter accessory is the egg basket, and you wouldn’t want to skimp on something so crucial, would you? We scoured Pinterest for the most gorgeous Easter Baskets for DIYers with discerning taste. Here are our faves:
Paper Bag Basket
DIYers love upcycling, and lifestyle blogger Lia Griffith does an amazing job with these Easter baskets made from paper grocery bags. This budget-friendly option is a good choice for moms who don’t have time to stock up on new supplies and prefer a more economical approach to basket-making.
The supplies needed for this project are:
- Paper grocery bag
- Hot glue gun
- Clothes pins
This project requires patience as it is a bit time consuming, but it’s a fantastic way to spend time bonding with the kids while helping them hone those fine motor skills and pattern recognition. Make your own by checking out the tutorial on Lia’s blog.
Felt Easter Basket
This Purl Soho Felt Easter Basket looks so pretty and sweet! The design is incredibly simple to make, but you can embellish it and truly make it your own (although we do love how it looks plain!)
To make it, you’ll need:
- Two 12 x 12 inch pieces of 5mm pre-cut natural wool felt
- Linen thread
- Needlepoint yarn
- Embroidery needles
- Rotary cutter
- X-acto knife
- Cutting mat
- Non-slip ruler
- One 18 x 18 inch piece of 1mm pre-cut wool felt
The Purl Soho team behind this creation shares the step-by-step instructions on their website. Crafting never felt so good!
Mason Jar Baskets
Mason jars continue to be one of the most popular items used for crafts… and after stumbling across these stunning Mason Jar Easter Baskets, we totally see why! Mama blogger Rebekah Gough featured this project on her website, and it’s very easy to replicate.
To construct your own jar baskets, you’ll need to load up on these supplies:
- Mason jars
- Pipe cleaners
- Strips of fabric (ribbon or yarn can also be used)
- Glue gun
Head over to Rebekah’s website for the full how-to.
Felt Easter Hunt Bag
The Purl Soho gang caught our attention again with this darling Felt Easter Hunt Bag. This creation is great because the possibilities are endless when it comes to customization.
To get started, here’s what to shop for*:
- One 18 inch square of wool felt
- Trims: 1 yard pieces of Fettuccia ribbon in various colors, and one yard lengths of ric-rac in various sizes (pick colors and designs you like!)
- Cotton thread to match ric-rac and ribbon
*This makes a 7 1/2 inch tall x 8 inch wide bag
Head over to the Purl Soho post here for more elaborate instructions.
Will you DIY your kiddos’ Easter baskets? Share your crafty ideas with us!Tags : celebrations holidays easter