diy easter baskets are my fave

March 28, 2013

diy easter baskets

I know, Easter is three days away and you’ve already got the ham in the oven. But if you tend to do things last minute like me, you might be interested in busting out one of these simple, fabric covered baskets. They’ll only take you about 15 minutes each and trump the plastic woven variety.

diy easter baskets

To make your own you’ll need:
– paper mache box (I found these at Hobby Lobby)
– fabric (1/4 yard is plenty)
– Mod Podge
– paint brush
– scissors
– handles from paper bag (I used some from a Nordstrom bag but felt, ribbon or cording would work too)
– paper flowers (the ones I used are from West Elm) or ribbon

Step one: Cover outside of box with Mod Podge then wrap the fabric around to adhere. Smooth out any bubbles and add extra coat of clue on the outside if needed (it dries clear).

Step two: Fold excess fabric on top into open box and trim the fabric on the bottom then fold and glue it to the bottom of the box. Let dry.

Step three: Use hot glue to adhere the handle in the inside of the box then add embellishments and fillings (anything besides black and purple jelly beans).

diy easter baskets

diy easter baskets

diy easter baskets

diy easter baskets

Yes, the ears are eaten off of the bunny in the last photo. I needed some mid blog project nourishment.

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