How to Make a Simple Easter Basket

For some people, purchasing Easter basket each year can be expensive. If you are among people who want to save money and make an easy beautiful Easter basket at home, then you have reached the right place, as this article will let you know about how you can make use of empty soda bottles, a few decorative accessories and a creative imagination to create an Easter basket.

This will not only serve the purpose for collecting Easter eggs, but also, you can use this to explain your children the concept of recycling.

Things Required:

– 2-liter soda bottle (empty)
– Black marker
– Craft knife
– Hole punch
– Masking tape
– Paint pens
– Glitter glue
– Craft glue
– Foam shapes
– Easter grass
– Chenille pipe cleaner
– Construction paper (optional)
– Fabric scraps (optional)
– Sequins or buttons (optional)

Instructions

  • 1

    Wash the soda bottle and dry it thoroughly. Measure about 6 to 8 inches from the bottom of the bottle and mark a cutting line. You can use a marker for that purpose. To avoid a sharp edges, you can cover the line using the masking tape.

  • 2

    Using the hole punch, you will now be required to make one hole on each side of the bottle. These holes will be used to attach the basket handle.

  • 3

    Use any fabric to completely cover the bottle. You can also cut the fabric in strips and then use craft glue to stick the strips on the bottle, making a pattern of your choice. Wait for the glue to dry.

  • 4

    Once the strips or whole fabric is set on the soda bottle, it is time to decorate it using foam shapes, sequins, buttons or decorative accessories of your choice.

  • 5

    Now you can write the name of the person who will be using the basket. For that purpose, you can use glitter glue.

  • 6

    In order to make the handle for the basket, you need to insert the ends of the chenille pipe cleaner into each of the holes that you made in the bottle. Twist the ends of the chenille pipe cleaner to secure it.

  • 7

    Fill the basket with Easter grass and allow your children to use it for collecting Easter eggs. You can also consider filling the basket with different Easter treats.

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