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Project

Easter Basket Favors

For a festive Easter table, transform ordinary paper cups into favor baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.

Materials

  • Paper cups
  • White, green, and yellow crepe paper
  • 20-gauge thread-wrapped floral wire
  • White cardboard
  •   Scissors  
  • Small hole punch
  • Floral tape
  • Craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Trim the top of a paper cup to make it 2 3/4 inches tall. Cut a strip of white crepe paper slightly wider and 1 inch taller than the cup. Wrap the paper around the cup, and glue it in place, tucking the excess paper inside.

  2. Step 2

    Punch two small holes at opposite sides of the cup, close to the top edge. Cut a piece of floral wire to a desired length for the handle. Loop the wire through the holes from the inside out, and fold the ends to secure the handle.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out a strip of green crepe paper slightly wider and 1 inch taller than the cup. Accordion-fold the green paper into 1-inch pleats. Using scissors, cut the top of the paper to resemble grass. Unfold, and wrap around the cup, gluing at the seam.

  4. Step 4

    For the daisy, accordion-fold a 4-by-2-inch strip of white crepe paper into six or eight 1/2-inch pleats. Cut the paper into a petal shape. Cut a 5/8-inch-diameter circle out of white cardboard. Place the cardboard circle in the center of a 1 1/2-inch square of yellow crepe paper; gather the yellow paper around the circle, and twist the excess to create a stemlike nub. Wrap the white paper petals around the yellow nub to create the flower. Fasten, and attach the daisy to the basket handle with floral tape.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 1999

Reviews (11)

  • betdavisis 29 Mar, 2008

    I made 18 of these for Easter dinner favors and they were very well received! Rather than the daisy, I added a bow. Once I put one together, the others went very quickly. I used double-sided tape...made the job easier and much faster than glue.

  • shashabahrain 25 Mar, 2008

    LOVE this. Classy cute! Have to aqgree though, that it would have been nice to have had this before easter.

  • Babytuna 24 Mar, 2008

    This is the cutest idea which I would have made for my guests if it hadn't arrived the day AFTER Easter. Please send craft ideas with enough time prior to the holiday to use the ideas.

  • foodandmooddoteu 24 Mar, 2008

    If you're searching for something for the next easter, here you have my project
    http://www.foodandmood.eu/?p=13

  • Kathejo 24 Mar, 2008

    Disregard my last comment. It was incomplete. Excellent comment

  • Kathejo 24 Mar, 2008

    Excellent comment!

  • fufuyina 23 Mar, 2008

    These are lovely projects, BUT you need to send them sooner...today is Easter and there is NO WAY anyone could go out and buy the things you need for this....please think about that next time.

  • gamick 23 Mar, 2008

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PROJECT TO BE POSTED. I FIGURED THEY WOULD WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO POST. I THINK THIS IS CUTE AS IT CAN BE. I DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THEM NOW BUT I CERTANLY WILL KEEP THIS FOR NEXT YEAR!

  • FaithCaitlin 18 Mar, 2008

    I'm so excited to make these for our Easter table!

  • grammybuffbuff 17 Mar, 2008

    I also used a nut cup instead of cutting down a paper cup. Filled w/ "grass" a Lindt bunny and Jelly Belly beans

  • grammybuffbuff 17 Mar, 2008

    I made these last week - couldn't wait for the how-tos! I used a green chenille stick for the handle with a silk daisy on it. Fast