Easter is right around the corner, and as I mentioned before, it’s completely snuck up on me! Some of you are more into the handmade than buying a pastel basket and leaving it plain, and I completely support that. I’ve compiled a collection of 14 tutorials so that you can either make your own Easter basket from scratch, or you can embellish/personalize an existing surface. I love the range that is out there, from these sewn patchwork bunny baskets at TeresaDownUnder to painted pails. Are you interested in making an Easter basket? Click through the jump to see more projects!
Stuffed Animal 1 of 13Turn a stuffed animal into an Easter basket by removing some of the stuffing and adding a sewn insert.
Get the step-by-step at The Idea Room
Terra Cotta 2 of 13Stick some paper to clay pots with glue dots for an instant "pail" (for decorative use only).
Find the tutorial at Hostess With the Mostess
Cereal Box 3 of 13The process for building this basket out of cereal box "twine" is similar to that of building a bird's nest - with a lot of twisting!
Learn how to do it at Michele Made Me
Sweet Pail 4 of 13This pail uses one of my favorite craft supplies: fun foam! Simply cut into shapes and decorate the side of the pail.
Find the templates at Martha Stewart
Soda Bottle 5 of 13Cut off the top of a soda bottle and turn the bottom into a basket - children will love to help decorate with stickers!
See how it was made at Craft Elf
Fabric Twist 6 of 13This basket is made by twisting fabric around cotton cording and sewing - and the results are so pretty.
Find the instructions at Moda Bakeshop
Canvas Bunnies 7 of 13If you are pretty handy with a sewing machine, you can easily follow this tutorial to make these precious bunnies.
Get the patterns and instructions at Positively Splendid
Folded Fabric 8 of 13This amazing tutorial shows you how to fold a large fabric square over a bowl and turn it into a basket.
See how it was done at Zakka Life
Painted Chicks 9 of 13All you need are 5 paint colors and a piece of burlap to decorate a plain pail.
Get the how-to at Plaid Crafts
Bright Monogram 10 of 13If you are looking for a quick upgrade to a basic pail, add vinyl monograms and bows.
Learn how they were made at Merry & Bright
Pipe Cleaners 11 of 13This cute little basket was made with pipe cleaners and is perfect for a baby's first Easter.
Find the tutorial at Factory Direct Craft
Bunny Box 12 of 13This fun Easter box was hand painted, and kids will love to help!
Learn how to make it Crafts Unleashed
Sweet Lace 13 of 13This cute little basket was given a tutu with an old sheet and lace, just a little sewing and hot glue required.
Get the instructions at Spending LESS Living MORE