Believe it or not, people do actually make their own Easter baskets still. Years ago this wasn’t such a shocker but today, there are so many on the market with so many toys and candy selections that you may wonder why people even bother to make their own.
If you are someone who prefers things homemade or you just can never find a basket that has exactly what you want in it, you can make your own Easter baskets and some of these are much better than those that you find in a store.
Many require very few supplies and some of these even give you great ideas on how to fill those baskets.
Whether you simply prefer things the DIY way or you have decided that this will finally be the year you choose to make your own Easter baskets for family and friends, we have a great collection of 25 baskets that you are sure to love.
Easy DIY One Egg Easter Basket
While this DIY Easter basket isn’t going to hold all of their Easter goodies – and you can’t really use it for Easter egg hunting – it’s a beautiful decoration and perfect for single eggs or just a few candies. You make this basket with tissue paper and a toilet paper roll.
You don’t need the entire roll, so cut it carefully and you can get a couple of baskets out of each empty roll. Then, you need tissue paper in a great Easter pastel and green to resemble a flower. It’s a simple yet beautiful Easter basket that you can use in so many ways.
Instructions – DIYnCrafts – Decorative Paper Easter Basket
DIY Printable Paper Easter Basket
I love this DIY printable paper Easter basket. This one is almost too easy. If you want something for decoration or even a smaller basket for the kids, this is a great one. You print off the basket design onto regular paper and then just cut out the pieces and put it together.
You could use heavier paper if you want, but regular printer paper will work just fine. This entire little basket takes less than 10 minutes to put together, including printing time, and it’s the perfect DIY Easter basket for the holiday.
Instructions – DIYnCrafts – DIY Paper Easter Basket
Repurposed Nutella Jar Into Easter Treat Jar
What in the world are you supposed to do with all of those empty Nutella jars? You can turn them into these adorable Easter treat jars. These make wonderful DIY Easter baskets.
Although not technically a basket, they do the trick with holding loads of Easter candies and you can decorate them with lovely pastel colors and all sorts of pom poms and other trinkets. If you are looking to make a DIY Easter basket but you don’t necessarily need a huge basket, this is a great alternative.
Detailed Instructions – Easter Bunny Container
Edible Easter Baskets
What could be better (or easier) than an Easter basket made from the candy you plan to put into it? These edible Easter baskets are the cutest and fastest baskets to make.
You just have to tie together the packaging from candies – you can use any candy that comes in large bags or boxes – and then fill in the inside with other candy. Boxes of Peeps work really well for the outside and bottom and you just have to tie it all together, add some fake grass and a few other candies.
Instructions – Onegoodthingbyjillee
Terra Cotta Easter Baskets
These little terra cotta baskets are absolutely adorable and so perfect for anyone who loves gardening. These are great if you have little ones that love to plant or even for adults. They also make wonderful centerpieces.
You just have to attach a little handle and then fill the basket with whatever you want. You can do these in different sizes and even in different colors. for little ones, you can use plastic terra cotta pots and throw in some cute plastic gardening tools and a packet of seeds to let them grow their own flowers.
Instructions – Hwtm
Adorable DIY Easter Bunny Candy Holder
With just some construction paper and about five minutes of time, you can make this adorable DIY Easter Bunny candy holder. This is great if you need a DIY Easter basket but want to keep it relatively small.
Instructions – Bunny candy holder basket
Printable Easter Bunny Treat Holder
This Easter Bunny isn’t a traditional looking basket, but it would certainly work if you needed a lot of smaller baskets or treat holders. You can print this template off for free and then just assemble your bunny treat box to hold all sorts of small Easter treats.
Instructions – Bunny treat holder
Easy No Sew DIY Easter Basket
If you are planning to make your own Easter baskets this year, you definitely want to keep this easy no sew basket in mind. This is a really simple project and gives you the most adorable Easter basket that is perfect for school parties.
Instructions – No sew Easter Basket
DIY Foam Sheet Easter Basket
If you need a smaller Easter basket for school or church parties, this one that you make from foam sheets is perfect. These are super easy to make and you can get so many baskets from just a few foam sheets!
Instructions – Foam sheet Easter basket
Princess Easter Baskets
A little tulle and a Dollar Store basket will create this beautiful tulle Easter basket that is perfect for your little princess. You can do these in baskets of any shape and size. You just have to attach the tulle in as many layers as you want.
You can actually add the tulle to plastic, metal or other materials so whatever basket you have on hand, you can use to create a lovely princess basket that is sure to thrill your little girl. This is actually a lot easier to make than it looks and costs a lot less than you may imagine.
Instructions – Morenascorner
Fabric Easter Baskets
If you like to sew, you can create beautiful Easter baskets from fabric. These are great for older children and adults or you could use colorful fabric for your little ones. The great thing about this basket is you can make it into whatever you need.
For instance, if your little boy loves Disney’s Cars then you can buy Cars fabric and create a basket that is perfect for him. Fabric baskets look complicated but they are really easy, especially for you seasoned sewers. These are also great for centerpieces.
Instructions – Modabakeshop
Repurposed Plastic Bottle Easter Basket
Did you know that you can turn an ordinary plastic bottle into an adorable DIY Easter basket? You can! These are such easy little baskets to make, and they are perfect for giving if you just want to give a few pieces of candy or a plastic egg or two.
If you are looking for a smaller DIY Easter basket, this is a good one to try. Each basket only takes a few minutes to make and this is a wonderful way to use up some of those empty plastic water bottles.
Instructions – Plastic bottle Easter Basket
Closeable Easter Baskets
These little tote bag type Easter baskets are absolutely perfect for little ones. Not only can you make them in any color or pattern that you want, they have a top that can be closed so your little ones won’t be losing their eggs during the egg hunt.
You can do them in various different sizes, you just have to alter the pattern just a bit. This is also a really great pattern for diaper bags so if you know someone who is expecting, this is a great Easter basket for them. Just fill with baby supplies before giving.
Instructions – Createmyevent
DIY Paper Plate Easter Basket
This is actually three projects in one, and one of them is an adorable DIY Easter basket that you can make from a couple of paper plates. The basket is super simple, even for kids, and it holds smaller Easter candies easily.
If you are looking for a DIY Easter basket for just a handful of candy, this paper plate version is perfect. You could make all three of these and only spend about an hour or less on your craft, and who doesn’t love a homemade Easter basket?
Instructions – Paper Plate Easter Basket
Paper Plate Easter Baskets
Believe it or not, you can actually make an Easter basket out of things that you have at home. This paper plate Easter basket is the perfect example. It is adorable in the shape of a bunny head and will be perfect for egg hunts.
Note that you probably won’t want to stuff a lot of heavy things in this one but it’s great for those who really don’t want to buy baskets that are going to become clutter in a few days. You just cut the plates, staple and then decorate your bunny to create an adorable basket that is cheap and easy.
Easy DIY Repurposed Planter Bunny Basket
You can turn an ordinary planter into an adorable Easter basket in about 15 minutes. This is truly one of my favorite Easter projects. It’s so easy to do and it makes the perfect Easter basket for your little ones who love to help in the garden.
Or, you could use this as a gift basket for teachers or anyone who loves gardening. Once it’s finished, you just fill with Easter grass and candy or some small flower gardening tools.
Instructions – Easy DIY Bunny Basket
Bunny Pail Easter Baskets
This great little basket is actually a plastic pail that you can pick up at the Dollar Store for around a dollar. You just take the time to add the bunny face and it becomes the perfect little Easter basket. The pail can be filled with loads of candy and toys or craft supplies – whatever you want to give your little ones.
You can decorate with ribbon, stickers, googly eyes or just about anything you want to create the bunny face or you can create an entirely different character.
Instructions – Chocolate-candy-mall
Baby Easter Baskets
If you don’t really want to give your baby candy, why not simply create a basket from a larger toy and fill it with other toys? A plastic truck or pink car (for girls) will be great for creating a little basket for the baby. Just choose a toy that is age appropriate and fill with things that your baby needs.
Bibs, bottles, and even baby food are all great choices for baby’s first Easter. You can throw in a bit of candy for mom and dad or choose foods that baby can eat (depending on his or her age of course) like crackers, teething biscuits or other baby food type things.
Instructions – Naughtysecretaryclub
Balloon Easter Baskets
These balloon Easter baskets are so adorable and really easy to make. If you want a basket that is easy, inexpensive and very unique, this is the one. You basically use a blown up balloon and some crochet thread to create the basket and the technique is much easier than it looks.
Once finished, there will be an open place in the front of the basket that you can fill with goodies. These are great because you can make them in any size, depending on the size of the balloon that you use. Instructions – Kreationsbychattykathy
Stuff Animal Easter Baskets
Who knew a simple stuffed animal could be turned into an adorable Easter basket? This is one of the most unique and most adorable DIY baskets ever and is so easy to do. You will need to purchase a stuffed animal – unless of course you have loads of them just lying around.
You just basically empty out the animal’s stuffing and then create a basket from the outside. Note that there is a little sewing to actually create the basket and you’ll need to attach a handle. Still, this is a very easy basket and so adorable that your little ones are bound to love it.
Instructions – Theidearoom
Soda Bottle Easter Baskets
Instead of throwing out those empty soda bottles, use them to create these cute little baskets. You simply need a 2 liter soda bottle for each basket that you want to make. You actually just need the bottom portion of the bottle and a little creativity to make it Easter-y and unique.
You will want to put masking or duct tape on the edge of the plastic where you cut to make sure that it doesn’t scratch the little ones. This is a great project for kids to do – provided you do the cutting for them.
Instructions – Craftelf
Felt Animal Easter Baskets
These felt baskets are really easy and so cute. You can do them in different animals if you have more than one to make. You will need a sewing machine, although you could probably do the sewing by hand if needed.
You will also want to pick up some googly eyes and other facial features at your craft store if you don’t have them on hand. The baskets are made from wool felt which is really inexpensive and they take very little time to put together. If you need them larger or smaller, just alter the instructions appropriately.
Instructions – Atkinsondrive
Recycled Paper Easter Baskets
Start saving those newspapers and magazines now and you will have what you need to create these recycled baskets. You can also do this with construction paper if you prefer but what better way to recycle than to create an adorable basket?
You will need Modge Podge and a few other supplies to create these but if you already have a few craft supplies on hand and you have a few magazines and newspapers that you can use, these little baskets won’t cost you anything to create and you can make them in whatever size or shape you want.
Instructions – Instructables
Duct Tape Easter Baskets
Duct tape? Yes, we think so. You can use different colors of duct tape to create these super cute baskets. Duct tape comes in so many different patterns, designs and colors today that you are sure to be able to create several one of a kind baskets.
You can make them in different sizes so this is a perfect project if you need several. If you are looking for a really easy and super unique Easter basket for your little one, this is a great choice. Incidentally, men will absolutely love a basket made from duct tape so if you are planning to do a basket for the hubby, this is a good one to use.
Instructions – Gooddealdivas
Paper Easter Baskets
Paper Easter baskets are really easy to create and you can do them in whatever sizes you need. You basically will be cutting and then folding the paper to make the basket. This is a great project for kids and takes very little time.
These are great for egg hunts and if you are hosting a hunt, have a few on hand just in case some of your guests forget their baskets at home. You can embellish them with ribbons, stickers or just anything you want and then add Easter grass, plastic eggs and other items to complete.
Instructions – Allfreecrafts
DIY Basket Weave Easter Baskets
Weaving paper to create a basket is really easier than it looks. These little baskets are perfect for Easter egg hunts or to fill with your favorite candies. You will need construction paper in various colors to make them colorful and you may want some ribbon, stickers or other decorations to make them unique.
The pattern can be altered to whatever size you need and you can even experiment with different shapes if you want. Make them round, square or egg shaped.
Instructions – Theshiksa
Musical Easter Baskets
You can actually do this basket from any paper that you want but it does look great with this sheet music as a base. You will need a balloon to create the basket as well as paper of some sort and some Modge Podge.
You basically create the basket using a paper mache method by attaching the paper soaked in Modge Podge to the balloon and then popping and removing the balloon once it has dried. Once finished, you can fill to the brim with whatever you want and even create a nice handle so that your little ones can carry it easily.
Instructions – Naughtysecretaryclub
Cute Recycled Plastic Cup Easter Egg Basket
While this adorable little Easter basket won’t fit all of those goodies that your little ones are likely to get for Easter, it does make a really cute basket for decorating. Or, you could use these at Easter parties to give kids smaller amounts of candy.
They will hold jelly beans and small chocolate eggs easily. You just need a few plastic cups to make them, along with a couple of other craft supplies. You’re going to love how easy this one is, and how adorable it is when it’s finished.
Instructions – Plastic cup Easter basket
Colorful Button Easter Baskets
Any basket will work for this project. You simply take any old basket and cover it with colorful buttons. A little hot glue will work nicely to keep the buttons in place. This is a great way to use last year’s baskets and give them a great new look.
You will need several colorful buttons to do this project but you can pick them up at any craft or hobby store for fairly cheap. Tie it off with a colorful bow or ribbon and you have an adorable basket that costs very little and takes very little time to make.
Instructions – Bhg
Popsicle Stick Easter Baskets
These popsicle stick baskets are adorable, easy to make and really inexpensive. You will need a few supplies, such as the sticks, but you can find most of the things that you need at your local craft or hobby store or even your Dollar Store.
The gist is to take a plastic basket, bowl or other container and cover it with popsicle sticks. You can paint the sticks beforehand to make them colorful or just decorate them once you have finished putting everything together. This is a really easy basket to make and is great for the little ones to do.
Instructions – Momendeavors
Vintage Victorian Easter Baskets
These baskets are beautiful and so elegant. They are very easy to create and require no sewing at all. You basically just have to choose your fabric and then wrap and glue it around a container of some sort. You can use coffee cans, yogurt cups or anything else you want, depending on what size you need.
Use fabrics in light colors and loads of lace if you want a true Victorian look. These are great for girls of all ages and are perfect for centerpieces and other Easter decorations. They are also great for adults. Just fill with candles, chocolates and other goodies and you are all set.
Instructions – Sweetnshabbyroses
Recycled Cereal Bag Easter Baskets
Save those old cereal bags and use them to create these adorable and very colorful Easter baskets. The size of the basket that you will make depends on how many cereal bags you have on hand. The cost also depends on how many you have.
This is a really easy project and can be very inexpensive if you have the cereal bags and a few other craft supplies already on hand. You just fold and clip the bags together and they end up looking great. Imagine creating a basket without any cost whatsoever.
Instructions – Dollarstorecrafts
Braided Fabric Easter Baskets
If you want to make a fabric basket but you prefer to skip the sewing, you can create beautiful baskets out of fabric that you simply braid together. Note that there is a small bit of sewing involved since you will need to secure the braids together and attach the handle.
You could, however, use fabric glue if you want instead of sewing, making this a complete sew-free basket. These little baskets are great because you can make them in whatever size and color you want. If you want to really be creative, attach a small stuffed bunny or chick to the side when you have the basket finished.
Instructions – Jscreationz
Crocheted Easter Baskets
If you love crocheting and you want to create your own Easter baskets, there is a great pattern that you can use to make a shelled basket that is perfect for Easter. You can alter the pattern to do this in different sizes and use bright pastel colors to make it a bit more Easter-y.
This is actually a very easy pattern so even if you aren’t a really experienced crocheter, you can create this lovely basket long before Easter arrives. You can play with the pattern a bit as well if you want to be really creative and make something completely unique.
Instructions – Holyjeans30
Milk Jug Easter Baskets
Milk jugs are perfect for creating Easter baskets. This is a great project for those who want the kids to be involved in making their own baskets. You will need an empty milk jug for each basket that you want to create and some fabric, ribbon and other embellishments to decorate the jugs.
This is such an easy project and one that takes very little time from start to finish. Let the kids be as creative as they like in making the baskets for their egg hunts. The jugs hold loads of goodies and these little baskets can be made for nothing if you have the empty jugs and craft supplies on hand.
Instructions – Brandyfisher
Tissue Box Bunny Easter Baskets
Use those empty tissue boxes to create these adorable little bunnies that double as Easter baskets for the kids. You can use these baskets for centerpieces or other decorations or they are great for filling with goodies for the little ones or for those Easter egg hunts.
You just have to cover the tissue box and then decorate it to look like a bunny. Add a handle made from cardboard or a pipe cleaner works well, too. Kids will adore making these little bunnies almost as much as they love using them to gather up those Easter eggs.
Instructions – Savvymom