Easter Baskets

Easter seems to have crept up on me this year. Suddenly I have too many projects and too little time to post them. So here are 2 projects crammed into one.
The first is a basket made out of a plastic soft drink bottle. An adult will need to assist in this project as it requires some fairly heavy duty cutting and a burning candle flame. I used the flame to heat the petals of the flower basket in order to keep them in place. This isn’t as difficult or dangerous as it sounds! You simply bend back the petal and slowly bring the folded part closer to the flame until it slightly buckles and stays in place. I then covered the basket with tissue paper and PVA, but you could also spray paint it for a faster finish.
Click here for full instructions (Pdf)

The next project is a quick and easy Easter Bunny face that doubles as a treat bag to store your eggs.

To make this bag, you will need 3 x paper plates, ribbon or string, a stapler and items to decorate the face. Click here for full instructions

More of my Easter crafts:

Easter Suncatcher

Easter Foam Eggs

Paper Plate Basket

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30 Responses to Easter Baskets

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  9. Four Sisters says:

    These are all such cute Easter Basket ideas!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday! We were thrilled to have such a great turn out for out first party! Features will go up on Saturday and we hope to see you back again on Monday for week 2!

  10. Thank you for linking up to fun frugal friday linky party. You were featured this week. Please stop and grab a button and feel free to link up more of your great ideas. : )

  11. Melanie says:

    The bunny is my fav! Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  12. Crystal says:

    This is so awesome! I would LOVE for you to stop in and share it in my Mommy Solutions linky. You have such a great ideas! Feel free to share others, too. Thanks, Crystal http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/03/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-36/

  13. Kate says:

    What a clever and fun idea! I will have to grab that Dr Pepper bottle out of the recycling when I get home tonight!

    I would love it if you shared some of you Easter projects at my Easter Inspiration Party!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Shiloh says:

    I love the bottle basket! What a great way to do a little recycling.:)

  15. Carrie says:

    Love these ideas!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Hope you will share with us again this week!

  16. What a great way to repurpose a bottle! And all your other Easter ideas are really cute, too!
    Found you on Rhinestone Beagle – would love to have you over for a visit!

  17. Cindy Conner says:

    Love this bottle idea! WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. What a lovely way to upcycle an old bottle. Perfect!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  19. these are great ideas! The flower basket is so pretty.

  20. What fun ideas you have! I would so love to have you link up your ideas to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html
    Thanks, Michelle

  21. Rogene says:

    What cute ideas!

  22. Jill says:

    Great ideas! I love the plastic bottle basket! Great way to recycle!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  23. Winnie says:

    I just loooooooooooove the basket bunny – so cute and adorable – beautiful work!!

  24. love that plastic bottle basket! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

  25. That plastic bottle basket is awesome. Love this idea thanks for sharing!

  26. Jamie H says:

    Love, love, love the plastic bottle basket!

  27. jet says:

    wooow what a great idea to make of the plastic bottles a basket!!!!!
    thanks again for the great tute and your sharing;-D

  28. Mindie says:

    Super cute kids baskets for Easter. I am hosting a Spring contest. Please link up for a chance to win.

  29. These are great ideas and I love that they don’t cost a lot of money. I would love if you shared this post and any other fun frugal posts on my linky party. http://www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com

    I am going to pin this idea thanks for sharing.

  30. These are really great projects! I would love it if you would come link it up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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