Have you been looking for the perfect Easter basket and haven’t had any luck finding one? I hear you loud and clear! How about making your own Easter basket with things you might have lying around the house? Or you can also pick up the items on your next shopping trip to Walmart! Sound good?
It is so easy, even your children can have a hand in creating such beauty; plus it is versatile too!
DIY Easter Basket: How to Make an Easter Basket from a Canister
What you need:
- an empty large canister (I used a family-size Ovaltine container. It measures about 16 inches around and 4 1/2 inches tall.)
- two pieces of white card stock
- assorted ribbons and trims
- flower for embellishment (optional)
- all purpose glue
- hot gun & glue (optional)
Begin by cutting the pieces of card stock that will cover your bin. Because the bin I used was longer than the length of my paper, I ended up using two pieces of card stock. All you need to do is measure around your bin (that’s the length), then the side (that’s the width). Once you’ve cut your piece or pieces of card stock, begin to cover your bin. Start at one end by placing a generous amount of glue on the bin and then pressing down the card stock, making sure not to leave any air bubbles. Continue until you get to the end, overlapping your paper and glue.
Now you are ready to start decorating. Pick out your trim and cut to the length of your bin. Begin to glue (I used a glue gun for this part) where your card stock meets. Glue around once again, pressing to make sure there are no air bubbles left.
Continue the same process until you’ve almost covered all your bin, leaving the top clear for later. Make two holes and insert your ribbon (or ric rac) to make your handle.
Knot each end on the inside of the bin. Glue the ends to give it extra support (after all, it is for holding lots of goodies!)
Now you can finish adding the last round of trim to the top of the bin. When you get to the handles add a generous amount of glue to reinforce the handles.
For a final extra touch, you can add a flower. I made my own using a dye cut machine, but you can very well buy a flower already made and glue it onto the basket.
You are done!
Now you have a lovely Easter basket your little one can be proud of!
You can also use this basket after Easter as a centerpiece!
It is all up to you! (Okay, and maybe your little one. ¡Si te deja!)
For the centerpiece, all I did was insert a pint-size mason jar, added some water, tied some fresh flowers with a rubber band, then inserted them into the jar. Ta-da! The Easter basket becomes a lovely centerpiece.
Have fun creating!
Disclosure: ModernMami.com is a member of the Walmart Moms program, resulting in compensation for this post.