How to Make Mini Easter Baskets
6 April 2019
Are you looking for the perfect table embellishment for Easter Dinner? Check out these Mini Easter Baskets. They are the perfect size for a party favor . . . AND they can double as a place card!
In addition to being super versatile, these little cuties are fun for the whole family to make. Both of my daughters loved assembling them with me and the Mrs. They even agreed to be hand models, as you will see in the step-by-step photos below.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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Mini Easter Basket files:
- SVG cut file
- Printable instructions (included with SVG cut file purchase)
Doodlebug Double-Sided 12×12 Cardstocks:
Let’s start crafting!
Step 1 – Cut Paper
Using your favorite electronic cutter, cut out all pieces.
Step 2 – Assemble Basket
Fold-up all of the basket spokes and cross-beam tabs.
Apply adhesive to cross-beams in all four corners, and adhere to spoke cross-beam tabs.
Step 3 – Weave Basket
Starting at bottom, weave paper strips through basket spokes.
When you get back to where you started, continue weaving over the top of the paper strip.
Strips are held in place without adhesive.
Step 4 – Attach Handle
On sides of basket, insert basket handle in between spokes and woven paper strip.
No adhesive is needed to hold basket handle in place.
Step 5 – Assemble Bow
Apply adhesive to center of bow, and adhere one end of bow to center.
Repeat on second side of bow.
DESIGNER TIP –
Curl paper before assembly
To get a nice rounded bow, rub paper bow on the side of a table or desk before assembly.
Do not fold sides of bow. The bow will look best if the sides are kept loopy.
Step 6 – Attach Tails
Apply adhesive on center of tail piece. Adhere to bow as shown.
Fold and adhere tab to center front of bow, then around to center back of bow.
Step 7 – Attach Bow
Apply adhesive to backside of bow. Adhere to front of basket.
Step 8 – Assemble Insert
Fold up all tabs.
Apply adhesive to small tabs and adhere together.
Step 9 – Finishing Touches
Place insert inside basket.
Insert egg, easter grass, or candy as desired.
Designer Tip –
Personalize Each Basket
To make these baskets into place cards, hand letter an egg to go inside each basket.
If hand lettering isn’t your thing, don’t worry! You can also use hard boiled, plastic, or chocolate eggs; or simply fill each basket with candy.
Did you make these Mini Easter Baskets???
I would love to see your finished Mini Easter Baskets and share them on my InstaStories! Please tag me (@curtrjensen) or comment below with a link to your blog post.