3 DIY Reusable Easter Baskets

Reusable Easter Baskets Easter Box
Ryan Liebe
Make a fresh batch of baskets for the Easter Bunny to fill—and let the kids use them to store everyday treasures and collections the rest of the year!
Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Felt Easter Basket

What You'll Need: Basket template, 12x18-in. craft felt, 4 oz. Elmer’s glue, baking sheet, wax paper, sewing pins, hole punch, yarn or ribbon

What To Do:

1. Print and cut out template. Follow the instructions to cut out the felt. Set aside.

2. Mix about ¼ cup each of glue and water in a plastic grocery bag. Place felt in bag; press and turn to soak completely.

3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Wring excess glue out of felt and lay flat on the wax paper. Blot out any excess glue with a paper towel. Smooth felt until completely flat.

4. Let dry overnight or until dry and stiff.

5. Pin template to the felt and cut slits.

6. Punch or snip holes in each corner and tie the corners together as shown with yarn or ribbon, trimming excess. 

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Polka Dot Easter Tin

What You'll Need: ½-gal. tin, needle-nose pliers or wire cutter, artistic wire, ¾-in. round wooden beads, dot stickers

What To Do:

1. Take handle off tin with needlenose pliers or wire cutter. If wire bends easily and can be strung with beads, reuse it. Otherwise, cut off and replace with artistic wire in a similar length.

2. String the beads onto the wire and reattach.

3. Add stickers.

Ryan Liebe
Ryan Liebe

Easter Box

What You'll Need: Painter’s tape, wooden box, craft paint, paintbrush

What To Do:

1. Apply tape to the front of the box at an angle.

2. Add a few coats of craft paint to one side of the tape, letting dry in between. Let dry completely.

3. Remove tape and fill.

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