How to Make Mini Easter Baskets

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!

Mini Easter Basket by Curt R. Jensen

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:

Misc. supplies:


Let’s start crafting!

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

Step 1 – Cut Paper

Using your favorite electronic cutter, cut out all pieces.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

Step 5 – Assemble Bow

Apply adhesive to center of bow, and adhere one end of bow to center.
Repeat on second side of bow.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.


Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

Step 7 – Attach Bow

Apply adhesive to backside of bow. Adhere to front of basket.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

Step 8 – Assemble Insert

Fold up all tabs.
Apply adhesive to small tabs and adhere together.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

Step 9 – Finishing Touches

Place insert inside basket.
Insert egg, easter grass, or candy as desired.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial image by Curt R. Jensen

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.


Mini Easter Basket by Curt R. Jensen

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.


2 Replies to “How to Make Mini Easter Baskets”

  • Yes, you did create the svg basket!!! I’m getting it now. I am going to have to stock up on the cardstock. I am saving the Dumbo for a future project but this one will definitely get done this month. Thank youuuu
    PS. Nice nail designs, tell your girls! 🙂🙂

    • Thank you βiɐˈtɾiʒ! Please tag me in photos. I would love to see how you use these baskets. My girls have been using them as they set the dinner table each night. We love how they make every night feel like a holiday.

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