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Simple DIY Easter Basket Idea

Crafts | March 26, 2020


Looking to make a pretty and simple Easter basket? Chances are you have one similar to mine that you can easily upcycle for this project. This Easter basket is perfect to hold those lovely dyed Easter eggs or be filled with goodies from the Easter bunny. And, don’t miss at the end, 18 other eggcellent ideas for Easter!


Simple DIY Easter Basket Idea

This Easter season we are spending much more time at home. My mom’s thoughtfulness to drop off already boiled eggs and egg dying supplies, provided us the chance to create these beautifully dyed eggs. After the children were done dying them, I really didn’t have a container to place them in for Easter.


Then I found this basket that had been used probably in Easters past, but had some wear and tear. I knew this would be exactly the basket to hold our eggs in and within an hour it was complete. Upcycling items you already have is a win-win; it’s free and fun!


I had some pale peach paint already on hand + my mom (she’s amazing) had loaned us some additional colors to use so I added a bit of bright pink to liven it up a bit. I used a sponge brush which worked well, but for total coverage you probably want to use regular paint brushes to cover all the original paint color on a wicker basket.

Painting tip: I did not paint all the way to the bottom of the inside of the basket. However, you will want to paint at least the top quarter of it so once you place the eggs inside it will still have the painted part showing.


Easter grass has really taken it to the next level! I found this paper grass at Target and it was so much better than the traditional plastic grass.

Tip for grass fullness: Buy more than you think you will need, haha! I don’t typically say that, but even with Target sacks as filling below the grass, two packs barely met the fullness I was going for. So, grab a few extra if you want it full!


I added some white ribbon to give it a soft touch and it was done! You can see how well this worked to hold those bright dyed eggs. I love seeing it out in our home right now for Easter. Are you ready to try your hand at this simply DIY Easter basket idea?


If you enjoyed this post, I recommend these Easter posts too:

  1. Wood Slice Easter Craft For Kids found here.

  2. Easy Easter Bunny Chow Recipe found here.

  3. Simple And Lovely Spring Tablescape found here.


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