Easter’s coming and that means the Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail very soon. Are you as ready for his visit as your kids are? If not, these DIY Easter baskets are a hop in the right direction. They’re the perfect combination of form (easy on the eyes) and function (easy on the eggs). All you need are a few supplies and a spare afternoon. (And if you need a few ideas for filling them, we’ve got that covered, too.)
Designer Sara Werner turned a simple wicker basket into a fanciful feathery haven for only the most stylish of Easter eggs. And she made it with just a purchased boa and a can of spray paint. You’ll want to make one, too, when you see how easy it was.
Download the Feathered Nest Easter basket instructions
Blooms by the Gallon
Sara and her kids cut and covered empty gallon containers with colorful tissue paper for this easy and inexpensive Easter basket idea. They’re just the right size for egg hunting and just the right price for any budget.
Download the Blooms by the Gallon Easter basket instructions and templates
Easter Wrap Can-Can
Photo stylist Nicole Cawlfield covered an empty paint can with wrapping paper for a super-simple, finished-in-five-minutes Easter basket that begs the question, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”
Download the Easter Wrap Can-Can Easter basket instructions
Sara took the “matter” into her own hands to create these two adorable little baskets made from peat pots. Don’t worry, no green thumb is required to create these little bunnified baskets.
Download the Peaty Rabbits Easter basket instructions and templates
Coiled for Spring
Nicole also created this coiled Easter basket made from dyed clothesline that can be repurposed after Easter is over. It’s a perfect craft for those who like something to do with their hands while watching TV.
Download the Coiled for Spring Easter basket instructions
Sara created this over-the-top adorable Easter basket from a purchased bunny wreath kit and plastic gallon jug. Open wide and say "Aww!"
Download the Bigmouth Bunny Easter basket instructions and templates
Sew Sweet Bunny
This little sewn Easter basket created by editor Jeanne Field can function as a little girl’s purse after Easter is over. Cute floppy ears button together to make the handle, and the top pulls together with a ribbon drawstring.
Download the Sew Sweet Bunny Easter basket instructions and templates
Easter basket stuffer ideas
If you’re looking for a few items to add to the fun but not the sugar high, why not try some of these sweet Easter basket stuffers?
Contributions by Hallmark designer Sara Werner, Hallmark photo stylist Nicole Cawlfield and Hallmark editor Jeanne Field