Easter basket ideas come in all shapes and sizes. However, the best ideas somehow appeal to the one who will be receiving the basket, which in most cases is a small child.
When designing an Easter basket for or with a child, the basket must be cute, colorful, and functional (meaning it will hold tons of gifts and candy).
Look through this list of creative and do-able Easter basket ideas for some inspiration.
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Turn an Easter Basket Into a Hot Air Balloon
What fun would Easter be without a little whimsy? It's perfectly practical for some chickadees to take a make-believe hot-air balloon ride around the house in search of some Easter eggs.
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Make a Picket Fence Using Popsicle Sticks
This Easter basket idea is a fun one to make with a child that is in either preschool or kindergarten. Although the basket might not turn out as much like a white picket fence as the one in the photo, you'll have a ton of fun making it.
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Make a Bunny With Paper Printables
If you have a lot of Easter baskets to make, this project is ideal. If you're brave enough, invite all of the neighborhood kids over for an Easter egg hunt or other games. Before the hunt begins, have the children fold up their basket using these printables.
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Fabricate a Simple Basket Into a Magical Unicorn
If your child is in grade school and has a thing for glitz and glitter, this unicorn basket transformation might be perfect for Easter. Purchase some stickers and glue-on accessories that a pre-teen would like and let him or her decorate one.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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Reuse Upcycled Fabric for a Colorful Easter Basket
This Easter basket idea is perfect for crafters that have a ton of extra fabric around their craft room. Don't be afraid of unusual color combinations for a more eclectic look.
How to Sew an Easter Basket From Upcycled Fabric from Do-It-Yourself Danielle
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Create This Inexpensive Basket Using Felt
Felt is an ideal material for Easter crafts. To make this simple basket, opt for thick wool felt that is at least 5 millimeters thick. Keep the bottom threading thinner and match it to the main felt. Then pick a thicker accent thread for the top detailing.
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Add a Ruffled Skirt for an Ultra Girly Look
This simple fabric skirt is a less extreme version of the tutu Easter basket tutorials. Pick two or three fun fabrics to recreate this look. The best part about this tutorial is that it is a no-sew project. All you need is your fabric and a hot glue gun.
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Learn How to Crochet a Chickadee Easter Basket
This cute chickadee crochet basket is usable for Easter time but would also make a charming organizer in a small child's bedroom all year round. Also, this pattern can be modified to create a sheep or a bunny.
Chickadee Easter Basket Crochet Pattern from The Lavender ChairContinue to 9 of 24 below.
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Repurpose an Old Stuffed Animal Into an Easter Basket
If you have an unloved stuffed animal, consider turning it into a cuddly Easter basket by cutting a hole in the center and adding a liner. To make this project truly fit in with the occasion, consider using a bunny, chickadee, or duck.
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Turn the Candy Into the Basket
For slightly older children, this Easter basket idea will be a welcomed change from overly kiddish baskets. Turn all their treats into a basket of their own using larger boxed candies and a hot glue gun.
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This Easter Basket Doubles as a Cute Purse
Need a cute gift idea for a little girl? Sew this bunny purse and use it as an Easter basket for little cost. Check out the floppy bunny ears and winking eyes.
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Enhance a Simple Basket With Fresh Flowers
This Easter basket may not last year-round, but it will make quite the impact on Easter morning. Instead of hiding this basket for your children to find, consider using it as a centerpiece on your Easter table instead.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Personalize an Existing Easter Basket With Tags
If you already have Easter baskets, consider upgrading them by adding these elegant gift tags. The best part is you're able to customize the printable with names before printing them off.
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Transform String Into an Easter Egg Basket
This particular Easter basket idea is very popular on Pinterest. Though it seems like it would be hard to replicate, a little patience and attention to detail will go a long way on this one. Consider picking a theme or color for the best results.
Make an Egg-Shaped Easter Basket From String from HMH Designs
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Use a Theme for String Easter Baskets
This minion idea is only one example of how you can transform the string egg Easter basket idea into a particular theme. The are dozens of options, but make sure you pick one that will resonate with a child because perfecting this type of basket will take time.
String Easter Basket Theme Ideas:
- Little Mermaid
- Minnie Mouse
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Make Any Style Basket You Want With Custom Liner
If you're having a hard time figuring out how to make a fun Easter basket for the boy or man in your life, take a simple basket and add a fun liner. This tutorial will show you how to either sew or hot glue the basket liner, so it's perfect for any skill level.
DIY Marvel Easter Basket Liner Tutorial from Eclectic MomsenseContinue to 17 of 24 below.
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Construct a Bunny Toolbox Basket
Woodworkers will enjoy this cute Easter basket idea because not only is it easy to make (with the right tools), it will function as a toolbox for your child for the rest of the year.
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Turn a Milk Carton Into a Functional Bunny Basket
Recycling projects such as this one utilizing a gallon of milk are perfect to take on with your young children. Once you cut out the center hole, let your child decorate to his or her heart's desire. It may not be the most beautiful Easter basket, but it will be a really fun one.
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Create These Princess Baskets Using Crepe Paper
These sweet Easter baskets may remind you of something fit for a princess. They are delicate and can be as glitzy and filled with flowers as you want them to be. Even if you don't use these smaller baskets for the main Easter egg hunt (because they are fragile), they will look great in photos of your child dressed in his or her Easter best.
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Turn Something Else Into an Easter Basket
If you completely forgot when Easter is this year and need a quick idea, consider utilizing something you already have, such as a pair of your child's rain boots. Honestly, almost anything that can be filled with candy (or non-sugar gifts) will be fun for a child to dig through.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Sew This Basket With Your Favorite Fabric
This is another fabric Easter basket pattern that's fun because it's relatively easy to make and should last for many Easters with the proper care.
Easter Fabrics and Some Inspired Baskets from Hawthorne Threads
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When in Doubt, Add Pastel Ribbon
These next few ideas might seem extremely simple but they will be of great use when lacking time and resources! For this project, take any old basket and add three pastel ribbons in varying colors and widths.
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Follow This Crochet Pattern for a Cute Easter Basket Idea
Here is another crochet pattern for an Easter basket. Unlike the chickadee from earlier, this basket has several floral decals and even has some crocheted Easter eggs. Make these baskets as gifts and put them on display with other Easter decor in your home.
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Use Construction Paper to Make These Colorful Baskets
While construction paper might not seem durable, it is solid enough to hold small candies and Easter eggs. Help your child work on his or her motor skills by having him or her cut out specific shapes you need for these baskets (so long as your child is old enough to be using scissors safely).