From what I can tell, Easter baskets fall into 3 categories, the inexpensive woven pastel ones that dominate the store aisles, the plastic tubs with characters like Dora and Sponge Bob, and the expensive fabric lined and monogramed ones from the likes of Pottery Barn.
I've got a new option for you today that can't be beat! You can whip up one of these floral baskets in minutes for a few dollars using a basket from the Goodwill, silk flowers from the dollar store, and your trusty glue gun. What little girl wouldn't love this for her Easter basket?
For these baskets, I repurposed the flowers from my floral hearts I made for Valentine's Day (I always love opportunities to recycle my craft supplies!). You can find bunches of these pretty flowers for a $1 a piece at Dollar Tree. I finished off the basket with some pom-pom ribbon and a pretty bow.
I made a basket for each of my daughters. Pink for Stella and purple for Hazel. ;)
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This is a 15 minute craft - my favorite type of project! Here's all you'll need.
Supplies for DIY Floral Easter Baskets
The Goodwill is an amazing source for inexpensive baskets. You'll often find a full aisle of them for $1 a piece!
How to Make Floral Easter Baskets
1. If your silk flowers came in a bunch, clip the petals off using wire cutters, leaving a small amount of the stem. This will help you stick between the woven parts of the basket. Add a dab of hot glue to the stem and slot it in. I chose to work my flowers just halfway up the basket handle, but you can add them to the basket wherever you'd like!
2. To finish it off, I wrapped pom-pom trim around the handle and secured with a dab of hot glue, then tied a silk ribbon to the base of the handle.
I repeated the same steps for the purple basket, using a pretty vine ribbon for the handle.
I'm so excited about how these baskets turned out! I must have been onto something when I made these, because I've since seen a similar version using fresh flowers in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, and a pretty one using crepe paper flowers from blog Oh Happy Day. So not will you be super thrifty by making these baskets, you'll be super trendy too. ;)
Want to know how I made the eggs in these baskets? Make sure to check out my lace egg and ribbon egg tutorials!
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This post was written in support of the Goodwill San Antonio. All content and opinions are my own.