Have you noticed almost every holiday has some type of gift given?
It can become boring over time (and expensive) to keep giving gifts. If you’re looking for a way to save some money and add some excitement to the traditional Easter basket, you’ve come to the right place.
There are plenty of creative people in the world, and thankfully, they chose to share their creations with us all via the internet.
I’m going to put these ideas in one convenient location for you to scroll through and pick which options would work best for you.
Here are DIY Easter basket options your loved ones are sure to squeal over:
1. Woven Paper Easter Baskets
If you need to create miniature DIY Easter baskets for a group of kids at church or school, this is a wonderful and cost-effective idea.
The tutorial walks you through how to weave pieces of construction paper together to where they form a basket. You can add small toys or pieces of candy for a nice Easter surprise.
2. Easter Basket Crochet Pattern
When I watch someone crochet it brings tears to my eyes. When my mother-in-law was still alive, she was a master of crochet. She could make practically anything.
Those items she crocheted mean a great deal to me now. If you’re able to crochet, make a child in your life this amazing basket They can hang on to it, and it will be something they’ll treasure as they get older.
3. Edible DIY Easter Baskets
I love this idea! It allows you to skip past the unnecessary items we usually feel obligated to purchase and head straight to what the kids like.
Instead of buying an Easter basket, use the boxes of candy to create a basket. Once you have a basket, add some faux grass, and even more candy. The kids in your life will be happy!
4. Bunny Apple Basket
If you have any apple baskets hanging around your house, put them to good use. You can follow this tutorial and make it into an adorable bunny Easter basket.
It requires a little paint, and they used vinyl for the facial expressions, but if you don’t have the equipment for it you could paint them on.
5. Yarn Egg Easter Basket
Do you have tons of yarn and aren’t sure what to do with it? One way to utilize it is to make this festive and pretty Easter basket.
It seems easy enough to make. A balloon is blown up and wrapped in yarn. From there, spray it with spray starch and the balloon can be popped once the yarn holds its shape.
6. Floral Unicorn Easter Basket
Do you have an old basket, but it’s too plain to use as an exciting Easter basket? Don’t fret. Instead, upcycle the basket into a new creation.
If you have a child in your life who loves unicorns, use this picture as inspiration to transform any old basket into a gorgeous unicorn.
7. Pool Noodle Easter Basket
This is only a picture, but it seems straightforward to create a replica. Use a cheap clothes basket and a pool noodle to make the shape of an Easter basket.
Fill the inside of the basket with faux grass, and paper mache the outside to make a festive design. It would be a beautiful decoration.
8. Easy Easter Bucket
If you can buy a festive Easter bucket, you can customize it easily with this tutorial. They give you a bunny silhouette you can print off and paste on the bucket.
Plus, you can type your child’s name beneath the bunny. Once finished, add a cotton tail, and no one else will have a bucket like your child.
9. DIY Felt Flower Easter Basket
You can usually find a basic lattice basket for little money at most big box stores or bargain stores. Once you have the basket, you only need a few pieces of felt and a glue gun.
The tutorial walks you through how to make felt flowers and how to attach the flowers to the basket. Your basket will be unique and beautiful.
10. The Scrap Easter Basket
If you have a variety of fabric scraps, it could be the perfect combination to make a gorgeous and cost-effective Easter basket.
This tutorial walks you through the entire process of putting the scraps together to make a basket. It can be filled with delicious goodies and be a keepsake for years to come.
11. No Sew Easter Basket
If you’re like me, you may struggle in the craft department. I can come up with cute ideas, but if I have to work hard to execute them, they usually end up looking like a kindergartener created them.
This idea is one which requires no sewing. Therefore, it should be easy to create a cute DIY Easter basket without all of the fuss.
12. Plastic Cup Easter Basket
These mini cups are another great idea if you must make quite a few DIY Easter baskets, and am working on a budget. Instead of buying many smaller baskets from the discount store, use this tutorial.
They show you how to convert red plastic cups into adorable Easter baskets, which can be filled with small goodies and make someone’s day.
13. Easy DIY Tutu Easter Basket
Do you have someone in your life who loves all things ballerina and tutus? You should consider making them this basket.
The tutorial shows you how easy the whole creative process is. If you have the time and would like to save some money too, consider this option.
14. Wooden Easter Bunny Basket
If you’re handy with a few tools around the garage, this could be a great idea to make a DIY Easter basket which would last.
Ana White gives you all the steps in the process you need. She also provides plans to make the build easier.
15. Simple DIY Mini Easter Basket
I love it when people share ideas for simple mini baskets. They are invaluable to school teachers, Sunday school teachers, coaches, and any other leader of a group which must produce 10 or more festive items each holiday season.
These small baskets are easy to build, very cost-effective, and cute. They show you put time and consideration into what you’re giving to others.
16. Rainboot Easter Basket
I love when you can take part a gift and make it into the package itself! This is an excellent idea for an Easter basket.
When spring rolls around, kids may need new rain boots. Instead of putting the boots in something, use the boots as the basket. It’s cute and smart too.
17. Bunny Bags
This is a great idea for those who like to keep Easter baskets simple or those who give out quite a few Easter baskets each year.
You can skip the basket altogether. Instead, use brown paper bags and this tutorial to make festive (and adorable) bunny bags!
18. Easter Basket Liner
This tutorial is a great way to bring life to an old basket. If you have a plain basket, but you’d like to make it more festive for Easter, create your own basket liner.
The tutorial shows you how to make a basket liner with Marvel characters, but it could be tweaked to work for whatever your kids love.
These are 18 different ideas for making your own creative, cost-effective, and adorable DIY Easter baskets for the kiddos in your life.
Having unique Easter baskets are wonderful on Easter morning, but they’re also great at crowded Easter Egg Drops.
There’s less chance your child will lose a basket you customized for them. We hope you enjoy your Easter holiday and make lots of wonderful memories!