DIY Easter basket

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Easter Soup Basket by Keith McDuffee ( via Creative Commons
Easter is right around the corner and if you’re stuck on ideas for fun Easter crafts, you can bring in the spirit of Easter with a personalized pink Easter basket. Get your family together to craft these fun and simple Easter baskets! You can fill them with animal Easter eggs or other sweet little treats. Designing these baskets are a great way to instill the true meaning of Easter to your children while having a little fun with Easter related themes.

What you’ll need:

  • Jumbo sized craft sticks
  • Strong hold glue
  • Glitter (light pastel colors)
  • Nursery pot
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Spray paint (optional)

 What to do:

  1. Optional: Use your desired spray paint to hide the original color of the pot.  In the past, I’ve found that using a lighter spray paint color may blend in nicer and complement the look of your final product.
  2. Glue your jumbo craft sticks around your pot. Since it will be larger at the top than the bottom, you can expect there to be little gaps in between each stick. Don’t panic when you see gaps, just do your best to space them out evenly.
  3. Allow the pot to sit still for a couple of minutes before applying all other embellishments.
  4. Apply glue to a section of the basket. Make sure to cover the sticks well.
  5. Pour glue heavily on the glue coated sticks and shake off any excess glitter you may have. Continue around the basket until all sticks are coated.
  6. Allow the glitter to dry for some time before attaching the pipe cleaner.
  7. Depending on the size of your basket, you will have to twist pipe cleaners together to wrap around the bottom of the basket to secure. Repeat this step around the top portion of the basket and cut off any ends.
  8. Twist a couple of pipe cleaners together again as the handle which will be glued and attached to the inside of the basket.