Surprise your kids with a homemade Easter Bunny basket this year! They are quick to make and are so adorable filled with candies and small treats.
Each Easter I like to make my kids a little treat. So this year, I decided to use the Berry Basket die to make cute little bunnies, complete with a fluffy tail on the back!
Although the baskets aren’t all that big (about 4 inches square), I was surprised at all the candy I was able to fit in them. It should satisfy their chocolate cravings for awhile 🙂
Keep reading to learn how I made these super cute homemade Easter Bunny baskets…
- Cardstock in Tan and Pink
- Paper Trimmer
- Personal Die Cut Machine (I have the Sizzix Big Kick)
- Berry Basket Die Set
- Ovals Die Set
- Mini Stapler
- Tombow XTreme Adhesive
- Mini Glue Dots
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Floral Wire
- 1/2 inch Pink Pom Poms
- 1 inch White Pom Poms
- 13 mm Oval Googly Eyes
Step 1: Die Cutting
Cut a piece of tan cardstock in half. So you will have 2 pieces that are both 4.25″ x 8.5″. Place the cardstock on top of the Berry Basket die and run it through your die cut machine. Repeat with the second half of cardstock.
Using a nesting ovals die set, cut 2 circles from tan cardstock and cut 2 ovals (the next size smaller) from pink cardstock. Glue the pink ovals to the top of the tan ovals.
Step 2: Assemble the basket
Fold the basket pieces on the score lines. Add Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to the middle of one of the basket pieces.
Then stick the other basket piece on top forming the basket walls.
Fold the scalloped border pieces on the score lines. Use Mini Glue Dots on the flaps to form a continuous scalloped border.
Turn your berry basket over and slide the scalloped border on to your basket. Use mini staples to secure the border piece.
Use one of the straight border pieces to make your handle. Use the mini stapler to attach the handles to the side of your basket.
Step 3: Decorate the basket
Use Tombow XTreme Adhesive to stick the bunny ears to the basket. I put them at a slight angle.
Cut (3) 3″ lengths of white floral stem wire. Twist the pieces in the center so they hold together. Then use hot glue to add the whiskers to the basket.
Glue a pink pom pom to the top of the whiskers. Use mini glue dots to adhere the googly eyes to the basket. (Refer to picture for placement of the facial features.)
Use hot glue to stick the large white pom pom or cotton ball to the back of the basket for the bunny tail. I used a homemade pom pom maker to make my pom pom.
If you use a store-bought pom pom, you want one that is around 1 inch in size.
Finish your bunny basket by filling with Easter grass and small candies.
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I made 4 of these homemade Easter Bunny Baskets for my kids in less than an hour. If you make these, you will have to come back and let me know how they turned out. So tell me… Are you making any Easter paper crafts this year? Happy Crafting!