These adorable little Easter baskets can be made in an afternoon. We made ours from small, rectangular, discarded butter boxes. As always, it is good to save some boxes in a plastic bin for future projects. That way you always have the materials at hand, free materials that is.
You'll notice that one of our mini baskets is a pretty white bunny, another has a scalloped border and the smallest is cut with jagged edges to resemble grass. You can make the baskets varying sizes, which adds extra interest if you will be displaying a group of them together.
What You Need:
- Small boxes
- Easter Grass
What To Do:
- Cut the top off of chosen boxes and cut down to size if making a scalloped or grass-edged basket. Cut edges as desired.
- For the Bunny, first draw a bunny head with ears onto one side of the box, using a marker. Cut away the other three sides, making the edges slightly rounded. Cut out the bunny shape as shown in photo.
- Paint baskets with either a layer of white acrylic paint or white gesso. This is an undercoating to hide any image or wording on the baskets. let dry.
- Paint each basket with a color, such as green for the grassy basket and white for the Bunny.
- From scrap paper or cardstock, cut out a bunny nose and whiskers. Glue into place and let dry.
- Add eyes and mouth with markers for the bunny face.
- Fill with Easter grass and add a colored egg or Easter candies.
By Sharon Pierce McCullough for ZiggityZoom.com
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