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Easter baskets

Explore 35 projects, 6 articles, 7 galleries, 19 videos, and more

Crepe Paper Rose Basket

Steps:4
A frilly alternative to a traditional Easter basket, this rose has humble beginnings: Beneath the folds of pink crepe paper is a plastic bucket meant for mixing paint.
Materials
  • 2 1/2-quart mixing tub
  • Crepe paper: 1 gold and 1 pink roll
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Green card stock
  • Rose petal template
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Bunny Basket

Steps:12
This Easter basket, with its long bunny ears and cute cotton tail, makes a fun project for any seamstress.
Materials
  • Iron
  • Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
  • Vanishing fabric marker
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive
  • Pink embroidery floss
  • Heavyweight fusible interfacing
  • Felt (white, blue, and pink)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cotton fabric
  • Bunny basket template 1
  • Bunny basket template 2
  • Legal-sized paper
  • Sewing pins
  • Scalloped fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • White pompom
  • Chopstick (optional)
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Slipcovered Easter Basket

Steps:9
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Easter Basket Favors

Steps:4
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Dyed Easter Baskets

Steps:2
Why should eggs have all the fun? For one-stop decorating, dye the basket -- and everything inside it -- at once.
Materials
  • White vinegar
  • Liquid food coloring (1/4-ounce bottle)
  • Large, heatproof glass bowl
  • Wooden baking basket (available at technobake.com)
  • Raffia
  • Eggs in different sizes and colors (Quail eggs are available at some Whole Foods markets and through localharvest.org.)
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Yarn Flowers

Steps:6
Adorn Easter baskets or bonnets with cheerful yarn blossoms. Experiment with your yarn of choice, and wind more or fewer times around accordingly.
Materials
  • Embroidery floss
  • Yarn
  • Green cloth-covered floral wire
  • Green floral tape
  • Scissors
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Metallic Polka-Dotted Eggs

Steps:4
Materials
  • Raw eggs
  • Utility knife, available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Paper clip
  • Rubber ear syringe, available at drugstores, or egg blower, available at craft-supply stores
  • Egg dye or food coloring
  • Adhesive vinyl (No. 3135598), from misterart.com
  • Metallic spray paint (No. 6981120), by Krylon, from misterart.com
  • 4 millimeter silk ribbon in various colors (No. 30622419), by YLI, from createforless.com
  • Similar ribbon rosettes (No. 20453), from mjrim.com
  • Different-size hole punches, available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • All-purpose glue, available from Martha Stewart Crafts
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Flowered Easter Baskets

Steps:5
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