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10 Best Diy Easter Basket Ideas In 2022

by Shahnawaz Alam
DIY easter basket ideas

Hey there!!

Yes, I am talking to you. There is no point beating yourself up over an Easter basket.

Yeah, I get that your close ones are waiting for the best basket this Easter, but you are never out of options. So instead of spending money on ready-made Easter, why not give them something you made yourself? 

There are some incredible DIY easter basket ideas to make this Easter memorable for you and whoever you are giving the basket to. You can make an amazing easter basket full of various irresistible items. 

Selecting gifts and easter baskets may feel like a lot of work when you have lots of people expecting a basket from you. Whether a child, a teenager, or an adult, you can select from the DIY easter basket ideas that I have listed here. 

After hours of picking one over another, I have handpicked these ten DIY Easter basket ideas to help you select the right easter basket for the right person. 

How To Fill Up Your DIY Easter Basket?

How To Fill Up Your DIY Easter Basket?

Once you make the Easter basket on your own, you can fill them up with goodies like– 

  • Chocolate eggs fulfill the need for both chocolates and easter eggs. 
  • Marshmallows are the must-use stuffings for your DIY easter basket.
  • Foiled chocolates beautify and also maintain the mystery of the basket. 
  • Bubble wands are the simplest yet the most thoughtful gift you can think of for kids on Easter. After all, they love to play around.
  • Crayons/pastels are the creative items that some kids may love. 
  • Storybooks can be an attraction for both adults and children when put in an easter basket. It’s all about what the person you are giving gifts to loves. 
  • Jelly Beans are undoubtedly necessary.
  • Dyed eggs are the final cherry on top. There can be no easter without easter eggs, so make sure that you are adding eggs of colors. 

1. Easter Bunny Basket

Easter Bunny Basket

Indeed you can go for the ready-made Easter baskets, but something handmade contains more care, love, and importance in your heart for the person you are making it. 

There are many sweet easter basket ideas; the easter bunny basket is among the best DIY easter basket ideas that I usually recommend to people; who don’t love bunnies, right? 

So how to make a DIY easter bunny basket? You can take a regular easter basket, add two handmade bunny ears, and attach them to the handles. Next, you can use the floral wires and weave them into bunny ears and intertwine the wires along the edges of the basket. Just to be on the safe side, you can use hot glues to secure the bunny ears. 

What You Need?

  • Floral wires
  • Glues
  • Scissors
  • Papers
  • Thermocol 
  • Acrylics or pastel colors

How To Make?

If you are making them using paper, then- 

  1. You can cut one big piece of paper in the shape of bunny ears.
  2. Now stick them with glue on the side of the basket. 

There are many easter bunny basket ideas to explore. 

Do you have thermocol cups? You can use them for making Easter baskets as well. 

  1. You can take a big piece of a thermocol plate and use a scissor to crop a bunny face and ears from it. 
  2. Now draw a face and eyes with acrylics or marketers. 
  3. Now use glues to attach the bunny to the thermocol cup. 

2. Natural DIY Easter Basket Ideas!

Natural DIY Easter Basket Ideas

You can turn any basket into an easter basket with the DIY easter basket ideas I have for the next basket. You can use any basket for this idea. All you need are– 

What You Need?

  • a basket
  • hot glue
  • Cute tassels
  • pastel colors for easter eggs
  • Stuffing for your easter basket.

How To Make?

This Easter basket is very easy to make, and it does not take a lot of time. Here are the steps–

  1. Take a basket of your choice.
  2. Now choose cute-looking tassels of different colors of your choice. 
  3. Use the hot glue to stick the tassels around the edge of your basket. 
  4. Now you can use the pastel-colored eggs to fill up the DIY easter basket you made for your loved ones. 

You can give this DIY easter basket to teenage or adult people. All you need to do is to fill up the basket with the gifts that they will love. If you really are that dedicated, you can make the tassels yourself. However, you can also buy some premade ones. 

Once you are done making your basket fill them up with candies, chocolates, marshmallows, little toys, and easter eggs. Kids love to read stories– so maybe add some beast fable books!

3. Egg Carton Easter Basket

Egg Carton Easter Basket 

You are not reading something wired; You can indeed make DIY baskets using egg cartons. Not only do they look lovely, but they are also super cheap to make. You don’t need lots of material for making these. 

If you are thinking of DIY Easter basket ideas for toddlers, then this is the best option. Why? Because toddlers aren’t so careful about their gifts, an inexpensive Easter basket made of egg cartons is the right choice. 

What You Need?

You only need a few items to get started. Here are some essentials–

  • A hard egg carton ( make sure that it is not torn or damaged)
  • Scissors
  • Colors of your choice.
  • Cardboard 
  • Staplers 
  • glue

How To Make?

  1. The first step would be cutting the egg carton without damaging the edges.
  2. You can use one single color or multiple colors to color the egg cartoon.
  3. Now, you can make a long and thin piece of cardboard to make the handle from it. 
  4. You can use color on the handle as well.
  5. Attach the cardboard handle on the two sides of the basket using a stapler. You can also use hot glue to make it stick properly. 

4. DIY Popsicle Stick Easter Basket

 DIY Popsicle Stick Easter Basket

Cute, easy to make, and cheap– that’s what the easter popsicles are. You can use beautiful ribbons weaving through the sticks for a pretty look. You can go for a barrel-shaped or a cubes-shaped basket based on your choice. 

What You Need?

You need these materials–

  • Popsicle sticks/ craft sticks
  • colors 
  • glue 
  • Ribbons
  • Cardboards

How To Make?

  1. Based on the size, you need to gather enough popsicle sticks. 
  2. I recommend using cardboard for the bottom part of the basket. 
  3. Stick the sticks using glues, but keep some gap between them for weaving the ribbons through them. 
  4. Once you are done with the previous step, you can weave ribbons through the gaps between them. 
  5. You can further beautify them by sticking buttons and cute colored paper flowers for the finishing touch. 

5. DIY Easter Basket Ideas With Woven Paper

DIY Easter Basket Ideas With Woven Paper

If you want to make plenty of DIY baskets for Easter, then you can use paper to make as many as you need. It may not seem like much since you are making them out of paper, but this DIY easter basket idea is worth trying. 

What You Need?

All you need are two papers and glue, and you are ready to go. Here are the things that you need–

  • Colored papers
  • Glues
  • Scissors

How To Make?

  1. First, you need to cut the colored papers like stripes. Make sure that all of them are the same size in length and width.
  2. Now place four of the different colored papers side by side, leaving no gap between them. 
  3. Now weave four more papers across the first of them. 
  4. Adjust all the papers in a way to leave out the same length of all the paper along the edge. 
  5. Now you need to glue down each corner of the paper fold. 
  6. For the next step, you need to fold each of the papers inwards.
  7. Now measure out some more paper stripes and fold them into rectangular pieces. 
  8. Next, you need to weave these pieces together; if the first piece goes over, ensure that the next piece goes under.
  9. You can now attach the paper handle using glues.

6. Cereal Box Easter Basket

Cereal Box Easter Basket 

Cereal box easter baskets are the easiest to make. You don’t need a lot of materials, and you hardly spend any money making this DIY cereal easter basket. Here is what you need and how to make them–

What You Need? 

  • A cereal box
  • Colored wrapping papers. 
  • scissors 
  • Hot glue 
  • A Q-tip 
  • A ribbon 

How To Make? 

Making DIY baskets out of cereal boxes is pretty simple. You can use acrylic colors to color the whole box. But I will suggest wrapping the whole box with wrapping papers. Here are the simple steps that you can follow.

  1. First, you need to cut the cereal box into the shape of a basket.
  2. Now you can use the wrapping paper to wrap the box using glue.
  3. Once you are done wrapping the box, you can use opaque colored ( contrastive colors) markers to draw polka dots on the basket.
  4. Next, you need to make two holes on two opposite sides of the box’s edges for binding the handle.
  5. Now you can use the handle made of wools or ribbons and attach it to the basket through the holes that you made.

7. Flower Easter Basket

Flower Easter Basket

Are you looking for DIY easter basket ideas for adults? You can make this DIY flower easter basket for your girlfriend and make her happy with your handmade creation. You need only a few items like a basket and flowers of your choice to get started.

When making a flower basket, I would suggest you buy a basket instead of making one yourself. The baskets are not that expensive. 

What You Need?

  • A basket with a handle
  • Multiple colored spring flowers 
  • Green floral wires 
  • Hot glues

How To Make?

Making them should be easy if you follow these steps –

  1. First, you need to attach the flowers to the handle.
  2. You can use the floral wires to attach the small flowers to the handle.
  3. Next, decorate the sides of the basket with the different sizes and colors of flowers.
  4. You can use glue to stick the stems of the flowers to the handle. 

Once you are done arranging and attaching the flowers to the basket, you are ready to stuff the jelly beans, chocolates, dyed easter eggs, and other gifts of your choice. 

8. Mini Bunny Tote Bags

Mini Bunny Tote Bags

If the person you are giving the easter baskets to loves bunnies, then this is an awesome option to try. Also, if you want to make easter bags for lots of kids, then you can use this idea to make many easter baskets within a short amount of time

You will need little sewing skills for this DIY easter basket. 

Of course, the bags/baskets will be small in size, but they are worth the try. Here are what you need for making these baskets–

What You Need?

  • Clothes of different colors 
  • Scissors
  • Colored wools and cotton

How To Make?

  1. You can start by sewing small sized bags
  2. Then you can make small handles using a different colored cloth.
  3. Make bunny ears using different colored clothes.
  4. Attach the bunny ears to the side of the bags
  5. Use the wools to weave bunny eyes and mouth on the cute bags

9. Fairy Moss Easter Basket

Fairy Moss Easter Basket

There is no end to DIY easter basket ideas. You can even make an easter basket covered with moss. And it actually looks pretty. If you are planning an Easter basket for a little girl, then it will make her heart warm. So what will you need to make this?

What You Need?

  • Moss planter
  • Raffia grass
  • Grapevine 

How To Make?

  1. You have to buy a moss planter.
  2. You can use the grapevines to make the handle and wrap it around the moss planter.
  3. Using the raffia grass, you can make the inside of the basket habitable for the gifts that will be thrown in. 

10. Rain Boot Easter Basket

Rain Boot Easter Basket

This is among the simplest DIY easter basket ideas that I have ever come across. You can now turn your rain boots into Easter baskets and fill them up with precious gifts that children will love and cherish

What You Need?

  • You need old rain boots 
  • Colored Tapes 
  • Thin plastic tubes 
  • Acrylic colors. 

How To Make?

  1. First, you need to color the boots with the acrylic colors of your choice 
  2. You can use white color on it to paint polka dots
  3. Now you can use the colored tapes to attach the tubes to the side of the boot-like handles. 

Frequently Asked Question:-

Once you have made your easter basket, you need to think of some gifts. But what gifts are you throwing in? Here are some questions and answers to the rescue–

Q1. What Do You Put In A Homemade Easter Basket?

Ans: You can put plenty of gifts and goodies inside your easter basket. For instance–
Jelly beans 
Easter eggs
These are some of the common stuffings.

Q2. How Do You Make Your Own Easter Basket?

Ans: If you are not too crafty, then you can rather buy one. However, if it feels worth the trouble, then you can make an easter basket out of papers, rain boots, cereal boxes, or even candy boxes. Here, I have given ten such ideas to make easter baskets.

Q3. What Are The Top 5 Most Popular Easter Basket Items? 

Ans: As I said earlier, you can put lots of things inside your easter basket. You can take these five items, for instance–
• Chocolates
• Candies 
• Toys 
• Books 
• Jelly beans.

Happy Easter!

No matter how you are making your easter baskets, they should bring happiness to the person you are giving them. So, what you are putting in the easter baskets matters as much as how you are making them. The DIY Easter basket ideas I have talked about here are easy to make, and they look pretty.

I hope this article helps you in making the best easter basket this year. Happy Easter!

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