Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets

  • 01 of 05

    Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets

    DIY Mini Easter Baskets
    Stephanie White

    Set your table for Easter brunch by leaving a mini Easter basket on the plate of each guest this Easter as a wonderful surprise treat for each guest, or hand out these super cute baskets to adults while the children search for Easter eggs. These baskets are super quick to make, just pick up some pastel paper cups and matching cardstock and you can make a batch of baskets in under 30 minutes.

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  • 02 of 05

    Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets: Materials

    DIY Mini Easter Baskets
    Stephanie White

     You Will Need

    • Paper ice cream bowls or paper cups
    • Cardstock (should match the color of the bowls or cups)
    • Ruler and scissors or paper cutter
    • Paper edger scissors (optional)
    • Hot glue gun
    • Easter grass
    • Easter candies or chocolates
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  • 03 of 05

    Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets: Step 1

    Cut Paper
    Stephanie White

    Instructions

    Using a paper cutter or ruler and scissors cut a piece of letter sized 8.5 x 11” cardstock vertically, cutting the paper into 1 inch wide strips so that you have one strip of paper per mini Easter basket.

    If you are using more than one colored cup or bowl as shown in the example, make sure to cut a 1-inch strip of paper in a matching color of cardstock per bowl. For these mini Easter baskets, a sheet of pale pink and purple cardstock was used to create the basket handles.

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  • 04 of 05

    Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets: Step 2

    Decorate Handle
    Stephanie White

    Instructions (Cont.)

    Next, you can optionally take paper edger scissors and cut on both sides of every strip of cardstock to give the handles a beautiful scalloped edge.  A variety of design is available in paper edgers but for these baskets, Fiskars Paper Edgers in Victorian was used.

    On both edges of the strips of paper place a small dab of hot glue and insert the handle into the paper cup or bowl so that the glue adheres on both sides. It is also possible to use craft glue or double sided tape...MORE instead of hot glue if doing this DIY with young children, but note the handle will be less securely bonded to the cup. In this case, it is recommended to carry the basket from the base and not the paper handle.

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  • 05 of 05

    Set Your Table With DIY Mini Easter Baskets: Step 3

    DIY Mini Easter Baskets
    Stephanie White

    Instructions (Cont.)

    Once the basket form is completely filled the basket with artificial Easter grass making sure to fill the cup 1/2 to 3/4 full depending on how much candy or chocolates you wish to place inside. Take the time to tuck in the grass, and if there are any pieces of grass that stick wildly out of place take a pair of scissors cut off any pieces of artificial grass that stick out too far to give the basket a clean look.

    Finally, fill your mini Easter basket with candies...MORE or chocolates and they are ready to place on your table or to give to family and friends.