It is Easter week…during social distancing. It’s a weird time for sure. But, more hours spent indoors means more time for crafting! And I have the perfect project for your next crafty enterprise. Get in the spring spirit with these adorable, mini Easter baskets!
Spring is a time of renewal, and the Easter season reminds us to be thankful and hopeful. As we adjust to this starkly different version of normal life, I’m glad that we still have the optimism of this season to lift our spirits.
And, as always, I am grateful for creative and artistic outlets! I know it may seem silly to a lot of people, but methodically putting these baskets together really brought me a lot of peace and a simple kind of happiness. Maybe as a fellow crafter, you get it.
How to Make
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the Easter basket pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re not using the SVG file that includes score lines, you can use the PDF version as a reference to know where your folds should go.
2. Assemble the frame of the basket.
Taking the piece with the bunny cut-outs, fold the tabs, and glue them to the inside of the attached circle (around the edge). Glue in the liner in order to cover the messy tabs and give more structure to the base.
Then, attach the petal ring around the top edge of the basket by gluing the tabs to the inside.
After this is complete, it’s a great time to add your inside liner to your basket and cover up the tabs on the petal ring while make your bunny designs stand out. (I forgot to photograph this step, whoops!)
3. Next, Make your Easter grass.
Use the edge of your bone folder or a pair of scissors to curl the blades of grass to varying degrees.
Then, starting with the smallest group of grass, insert the tabs around the centermost ring on the circle that includes the holes. Glue the tabs down. Repeat with the next two grass rings, working outward.
After that, you can either glue your grassy section to the inside of your basket (if you want it to be more or less permanent), or simply place it inside if you are interested in taking the Easter grass out later.
4. Lastly, make your flower and attach your basket handle.
To make the flower, just curl the tips of the petals up slightly, and layer the sections like so.
Then, attach the handle to opposite sides on the inside wall of your basket with hot glue. Use your cute little flower as an embellishment on either your basket handle or somewhere else on the base of the basket itself.
Designing this basket was fairly simple for a 3 dimension piece, so I really wanted to make sure to include some fun little details in order to make it truly unique: like the die cut bunny motifs, the “petal ring” edge, and the adorable little accent flower.
These mini Easter baskets are perfect for displaying eggs (both of the dyed and candy-filled sort) as well as acting as super cute candy holders! And, with the limited amount of supplies you need to make them, you really can’t go wrong.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Easter designs available on my blog!
Have fun making some of these cute, mini Easter baskets! How are you celebrating the Easter holiday in these unprecedented times?
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