Now that spring is on the verge of, well… springing, it’s time to start thinking about Easter! We’re always at our most cheerful when the time for spring comes because we love the colours, the baby animals, and the food, but there’s one thing we’ve always been inexplicably obsessed with: we love Easter baskets! We always make our own Easter baskets for decor or for our kids but we like to make them differently every year, so we try to keep our eyes open for new designs around this time each year.
Just in case you’re as interested as we are in the idea of making your very own Easter baskets, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, tutorials, and cute concepts we’ve come across so far!
1. Cotton yarn Easter baskets
If you’ve never tried glue dipped string or yarn wrapping techniques before then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on some fun! These techniques are simple but, once the string is dry, they make for great baskets. They’re also super easy to embellish from there! We love the way Centre Street Style filled theirs with iridescent tinsel and added ribbon for detail and frill.
2. Fabric wrapped easter basket
Are you much more used to working with fabric than harder materials or tools but you still want to make a basket, even though you’re not necessarily a person who typically sews? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Moda Bakeshop outlines the process, in depth, of making this fantastic wrapped and rolled Easter basket that uses all kinds of awesome fabric scraps.
3. Mini egg carton baskets
Are you actually looking for some simple, small, and easy to make that you could use as a place marker at Easter dinner or give to every guest at a dinner party? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how these little individual baskets featured on Somerset Place can be easily made from the single cardboard egg cups and some crafting wire.
4. Fabric collage Easter basket
Were you feeling rather intrigued by the glue and drying process that you saw in the yarn wrapping idea we showed you earlier on our list but you don’t actually have any string or yarn that you’re interested in using right now and you’d really like to get started today? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how I Can Teach My Child did some fabric decoupage to make this adorable basket for Easter egg hunting.
5. DIY woven basket Easter eggs and tray
Have you actually been thinking about how you’d like to make something a little more challenging or intricate than most of the ideas you’ve seen so far? Then perhaps something like these basket weaving style eggs and their matching egg basket would be a little more up your alley! We love the way iCreative Ideas shows off how the weaving process works and how brightly they can be coloured.
6. Crepe paper Easter basket
Perhaps you’re looking for something that’s a little more girly looking and very pretty but you’re still feeling pretty intent on making something crafty and hands on, preferably from some unconventional materials? In that case, Smile Mercantile might just be showcasing the perfect project for you. These awesome ruffly baskets are made out of crepe paper!
7. Felt chick Easter basket
Perhaps you’re feeling pretty intent on the idea of making some kind of adorable Easter project your kids can help you with, but you know they’d much prefer to make something shaped like or themed after a cute Easter character? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Made By Me & Shared With You made this fantastic Easter chick shaped basket from felt! This is a great project for sewing beginners.
8. DIY fabric Easter basket
Perhaps you’re actually quite experienced when it comes to sewing, so you’re very into the concept of making a fabric basket but you’re also looking for a slightly bigger challenge than what you saw with the felt basket above? In that case, we think you’ll get along much better indeed with the way Crafty Gemini outlines the process of making these fantastic fabric quilted baskets in all kinds of Easter inspired colours and patterns.
9. Paper plate bunny Easter basket
Have you actually been thinking about aiming even easier than what you’ve seen so far because you’d love to set your kids up with the craft and let them handle the steps themselves so they feel a little more independent? Then grab that pack of paper plates that has been sitting unused in your cupboard and take a look at how Wonderfuldiy made this adorable bunny rabbit shaped basket that fits little chocolate eggs no problem.
10. Stock card Easter basket
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about a simple, kid friendly, bunny shaped basket made of paper but you don’t actually have any paper plates on hand right now? Then here’s a great alternative from Creatively Homemade for your consideration! We love the way they made theirs out of stock card.
11. Tutu Easter basket
Just in case we got your attention well when we started talking about fancy, feminine designs but you’d rather work with something besides paper, here’s a fantastic tulle option that will help you make a lovely Easter basket that looks just like a ballet tutu! Big thanks goes to Organized Chaos for outlining the steps it takes to make this one.
12. Duct tape Easter basket
If we’re being honest, we’ve always had a huge interest in duct tape projects solely because we can’t believe just how pretty some of the things you can make from tape really are! That’s why we were so excited to come by this fantastic Easter basket idea made from duct tape and ribbon. Get the full steps for making a surprisingly durable tape basket of your own on A Pumpkin and A Princess.
13. Dyed coffee filter Easter basket
Have you actually been thinking about the idea of making ruffly paper Easter baskets for a while as you scroll now but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that’s right for you yet? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this fantastic coffee filter design that’s not only layered for interesting texture but also dyed in a wonderfully easy way! Get the full details for making it happen on Urban Comfort.
14. Paper grocery bag Easter basket
By now, we’re sure you’ve probably noticed just how many different awesome ways there are to make cool baskets out of paper and different paper products. Our favourite kind is usually one that uses some kind of upcycled material that gets repurposed in the process of making it, which is why we loved this tutorial from Lia Griffith that shows you how to make a simple woven easter basket from paper shopping bags cut into strips.
15. Edible Easter basket
Rather than organizing an entire Easter hunt, would you actually rather just hand a loved one a whole basket of their favourite Easter treats already there and ready to go? In that case, we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to give this funny edible Easter basket project a try! One Good Thing by Jillee guides you step by step through the process of organizing and attaching treat packages to look (and even feel up with individual treats) like a basket, complete with a paper handle.
Have you made other kinds of adorable DIY Easter baskets before that your kids had a blast using but that you don’t see anything quite similar to on our list? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!