November 19, 2014

DIY – Creating Beautiful Easter Baskets: Easter Basket Ideas

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flower covered basket

DIY Easter Basket Ideas, Easter Basket Craft and Easter Basket Gifts

Many of us have an abundance of baskets stashed in the depths of our closets;  holding onto them for that perfect use. Well, let’s pull them out, avoid the last minute Easter rush to the store, and enjoy a little easy, DIY Easter Basket craft creativity.  This Easter Basket ideas will work with any basket, but if you don’t have one laying around, hit your local thrift store or yard sale this weekend. Baskets multiply quicker than bunnies this time of year.

Have fun and let your imagination go – shop your house first for any craft supplies you have on hand – flowers, fabrics, beads, fake jewels or even twigs. This Pottery Barn basket gives great inspiration for what can be done if you shop your yard. I haven’t bought an Easter basket for years because turning my trash into treasure has been a delight.

twig easter basket

Remember, if you don’t like the color that may show through, the get your $1 spray paint and take two minutes to spray paint not only the basket, but the cheap Dollar Store plastic eggs as well. Choose something elegant like gold or match your Easter decor like I did with turquoise. Spray painting the basket first takes any concern about covering the entire basket with fabric or flowers. I love changing up baskets with spray paint. It’s instant magic. :)

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Flowered Easter Baskets

Tools and Materials:

  • 5- or 6-inch diameter woven basket
  • 1/2 yard silk or satin fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Seam binding or ribbon
  • Artificial flowers or leaves (about 60)

DIRECTIONS:

Remember: there is no right or wrong way to decorate your basket. Just have fun with the power of the hot glue gun. :)

  1. Cut satin or silk fabric into a circle with a diameter 3x that of the basket; line the inside of the basket with the fabric, tucking and gluing into place.
  2. Hot glue a length of seam binding or ribbon at one handle end; wrap the handle with the seam binding, and affix with hot glue at the other end.
  3. Remove stems from the flowers.
  • Hot glue the buds or leaves onto the basket, covering the entire surface. (When gluing leaves, work from the top of the basket downwards.).


Comments

  1. Thanks for all of these ideas. I think I might have to look into these and begin my Easter decorations..and thanks for visiting!

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  2. What a good idea! I have some ugly duckling baskets that could become beautiful swans! And I’ve never thought about painting eggs–the ones I have are all garish colors, and it would be fun to make them a little more aesthetically pleasing!

    Thank you for always thinking about we can get the most bang for our bucks! I think this is one of the reasons I like you. You’re so value-conscious. That’s why I think you’re the perfect person to review those appliances. If you tell me that an appliance is a worth the money, I’ll believe you–I know you’re always thinking in terms of value, not just in terms of what’s cheap. I appreciate this so much!

    Have a great day!

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  3. Neat ideas. I love a little spray paint, works wonders:)

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  4. Great ideas! The Easter Bunny usually leaves a new, inexpensive sand bucket instead of a basket at our house. Then they get to use them at the beach all summer. :)

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  5. What super fun ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! “…the power of the hot glue gun.” HEE HEE! LOVE IT!

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  6. Elegance, Easter, and fun! I expect nothing less.

    Ginger

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  7. Loved the flowered basket idea!! :)

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  8. Excellent DIY ideas. It may take a lot of work to do an Easter decoration but it sure is always worth it. Easter only happens once a year and it is definitely worth putting an effort to.

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  9. Don’t ya just love spray paint? I don’t have to do Easter because my son is almost 16 yrs. old so those days are over but I enjoy everyone elses Easter decor.

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  10. Jen, this is really fun! Growing up we always had one certain wicker basket that was ours each year. I haven’t thought of decorating baskets before. Kelly

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  11. Hi.. I love these covered Easter baskets.. this is a really neat craft for Easter and it’s one of those that doesn’t have to cost a whole lot. I hope it’s okay, I just did a Easter craft round-up hub and included your pretty covered baskets. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Easter-Crafts-Round-Up-20-Super-Cute-Easter-Crafts

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Growing up each of us would wake up to an array of baskets sitting on the coffee table. Each basket had its own color theme. One basket had pink grass, pink candy, pink toys if possible and pink wrapping with the BIG pink bow. Then there was a purple and a yellow. At the time I thought it was pretty incredible she was able to coordinate all those items and colors. Now, I understand why! It sure cut down on arguments and other such problems. HAPPY EASTER!

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