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Glittered Easter Crafts: Cabbage Basket




To dress up your Easter table, glitz up a cabbage basket with glitter. When using glitter, you can sift it through a tea strainer for easy application.


  • Small papier-mache round box (bottom half only)
  • Paint
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Faux cabbage
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter
  • Twigs and vines for handle
  • Hot gun
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Name tag (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Paint inside of bottom half of box.

  2. Step 2

    Cut apart faux cabbage, separating into four sizes of individual leaves, with six of each size. Start with box upside down. Hot glue smallest interior leaves evenly spaced around the box with 1/2 inch of bottom of leaves glued to the bottom of the box.

  3. Step 3

    Turn box right side up and use a dab of glue to tack leaf to side of box, near the bottom. Hot glue next largest leaves around this first layer, overlapping and staggering them. Then, glue the next largest leaves over this layer, with their points meeting on the bottom in the center. Glue largest leaves to bottom, also with points meeting on the bottom in the center.

  4. Step 4

    Cut five vines into 12-inch lengths. Twist together and wrap floral wire around each end, cutting ends evenly. Bend and hot glue to each side of the box. Pull leaves down to give them a natural cabbage shape. Dry brush a small amount of craft glue onto the leaves. Dust with glitter. Glue name tag to the top of the handle.



Reviews (6)

  • xenalicious 26 Mar, 2013

    Where can you find those bunnies? I LOVE those bunnies - nice looking bunnies are difficult to find in plastic! Help!

  • 300ZX 6 Mar, 2012

    I cannot find this faux cabbage anywhere. Michael's does not carry this.
    Can you help me?

  • jenmaselli 9 Apr, 2009

    I couldn't find the bunnies to glitter so I used large chocolate bunnies instead. They look adorable!

  • RavenX 7 Mar, 2008

    A tip for the glitter on the highlights of the cabbage basket: I would think it easier (and less of a glitter hither and tither mess later) to brush the "highlights" of the leaves with the glue and then DIP the piece into the glitter tops first.

    Have a "gllittery" Easter as Miss Martha says... :)


  • detaildiva 29 Feb, 2008

    Most craft stores or scrapbook stores sell May Arts ribbon.

  • janetforbes 25 Feb, 2008

    Nice ideas but mayarts, the ribbon supplier, is a wholesaler and I expect that most viewers are looking for a retailer that supplies individual buyers.

    Janet F