Tuesday, March 27, 2012



There is still plenty of time to make this cute Easter basket. It doesn't take a lot of time, experience, or supplies. I got the idea for it from another Easter basket I saw walking thru a store I was at a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun to make and I was actually very pleased with the way it came out. Soooooooooooo, let's get started.   


You can purchase these at your local craft store or you can purchase it from online at www. amazon.com.

1. sheets of fun foam in the colors that you want to use. I used kelly green and a lighter green for the basket to resemble grass.
2. small bottle of foam glue.
3. scissors
4. Easter foam activity kit (It came with pre cut shapes of bunny, chicks, lambs and flowers)
5. last but not least - easter grass



I made my basket 7" on each side and approx 9" to the top of the blade of grass. So on the two shades of green I marked off 7" wide x 4 sides. Then I had to draw the blades of grass for the top rim of the basket. I can't draw worth beans so I went to a free coloring page site and found an Easter coloring page with grass. I enlarged the grass to the size I thought would look good and traced it onto the green foam for a total of eight sides. Putting it together, I put the lighter green on the inside and glued the sides together and the darker green, I put on the outside but made sure that the blades of grass didn't directly overlap each other so you could see the two different shades of green.

In one of the following pictures, you'll see how I traced the grass onto the foam and then you'll see what it looks like so far after I glued the sides together.

Then I decided that I wanted to put a little fence around the basket to give it a little more color and that is also where I will glue my bunnies and flowers.

Then I decided that I wanted to put a little fence around the basket to give it a little more color and that is also where I will glue my bunnies and flowers.

So I took the yellow foam and the ruler and drew some fence posts and two thinner strips to go around entire basket that the fence posts would glue onto. What you should have is something that looks like this ------------------>

Then I took the precut little bunnies and glued on the ears and a bow in the hair and some pre cut easter eggs and flowers and I glued them to the front of the picket fence. I then cut a long wider strip of the yellow and glued it between the two shades of green to attach the handle of the basket. The end result after putting the grass inside the basket is this:

I love it. I am so happy with the way it came out. It is sturdy. It's a good size and can hold several pieces of candy and even some non candy items. My daughter is 21 and yes, I still give her and Easter basket. She's away at college and this year I am driving up and staying for a few days and spending Easter with her. I'm sure that a 21 year old wouldn't mind finding a gift card or two in her Easter basket.

Whatever you decide to put in your basket, I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated.
Happy Easter all and thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. God Bless.


  1. I think it 's cute that you are still making an Easter basket for you grown up daughter. I'm sure she will love that. Thanks for the info.

    1. you're welcome. thank you for stopping by.