Loading up the Easter baskets is part of a family’s springtime fun. But you don’t want the kids to glaze over the conventional wicker basket. Here are a dozen creative, DIY basket ideas for members of the entire family. Dare we say, out-of-the-basket? Unfortunately the Easter Bunny will get most of the credit, but we promise, the kids will appreciate the craftiness one day!
1. Umbrella Easter Basket
This is so cute and practical! What’s more spring than rain showers? Primal Dish has instructions for how to flip the umbrella over and add the rest of your goodies.
2. For The Love Of Candy
This is simple enough for the kids to make for siblings and friends. Glue movie-theater-sized candy boxes in a square to form the basket. Use Laffy Taffy to form the handle. Then fill it with candy, of course! Ann Eckhart has the video on her YouTube channel:
3. Perfect For Truck Lovers
Ditch the unneeded basket and use a toy truck as the base. Arrange the gifts so your little trucker can see everything at once. He will surely flip out! Making The World Cuter has the tutorial.
4. Grown-Ups Like Easter Too
Start a new tradition and trade baskets with your friends this Easter. Cake for Breakfast has ideas for how to fill a cute basket with sophisticated gifts like wine, nail polish and fancy chocolate. It’s also a great gift idea for the host or hostess!
5. DIY Easter Bucket
The kids will be amazed to find personalized buckets waiting for them Easter morning. The Pinning Mama even provides you with the free bunny silhouette to paint, stick or glue onto the bucket.
6. Easter Mason Jar Gifts
You can use mason jars for just about anything and Easter is no exception. We love Handmade in the Heartland’s idea of using twine and a pastel paint to spruce up a jar and fill it with candy! It’s chic and springy.
7. Tutu Cute For Words
What little girl wouldn’t fall in love with this basket at first sight? This tutu-inspired Easter basket Cute DIY Projects found only requires a basket from the dollar store, some tulle, ribbon and rhinestones.
8. It’s All About The Peeps!
We all know those few people who are obsessed with Peeps (an Easter must). Make a basket completely out of Peeps with some cardboard, glue, paper and tape. One Good Thing has the instructions.
9. Fishing Trip-Inspired Basket
For the fishing enthusiasts in the family, start with a tackle box and fill it with fish-themed snacks like Swedish Fish, Goldfish and sour worms. Add some fishing lures and fishing line.
10. A Mini-Terrarium
Make your own little bunny fortress with chocolate rocks, edible grass, candy eggs and marshmallow bunnies. Great Easter favors!
11. “Trolls” Easter Basket
For kids crazy obsessed with the new “Trolls” movie! You need a basket, pink tulle, ribbon and fake flowers. This YouTube video from The Keeper of the Cheerios has complete instructions:
12. An Easter Garden
Your gardening friends and family members will love this! Bullock’s Buzz shows how you can trade in the basket for a flower pot. Fill the pot with some gardening tools and DIY candy-filled egg flowers!