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How to Make an Easter Basket

This adorable, colorful rainbow Easter basket is perfect for a cheerful egg hunt! Learn how to make an Easter basket in the shape of a rainbow with this simple DIY tutorial.

Make a Rainbow Easter Basket
Make a Rainbow Easter Basket

Hippity hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way! With Easter and spring headed toward us, we were inspired to create a colorful DIY Easter basket that is perfect for your egg hunt.

Our DIY contributor Kara created this adorbable rainbow Easter basket which is not only a snap to make (even if you have no sewing skills whatsoever), but it can do double duty as really cute play purse for kiddos.

And by using felt, the project can literally come together with just some scissors and a glue gun. Now that’s something truly amazing!

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Why Create a Homemade Easter Basket?

When it’s this simple, why not? This project is perfect for so many reasons.

First, it’s really easy to create so you don’t have to be a DIY expert (or anywhere near it) to make it great. It comes together quickly and has a wow factor at the end.

Secondly, I have always been an advocate of creating DIYs that serve a purpose! The joy that this handmade Easter basket will bring to your kiddos as they go on their Easter egg hunts is off the charts.

And finally, I love making things that become part of a family tradition. I can see kids using these baskets year after year, and even handing them down to younger siblings. What a special thing to create for your family.

Make a Rainbow Easter Basket

Supplies You’ll Need

If you have a sewing machine and very basic skills, you can use it as you learn how to make an Easter basket. If not, this tutorial can be totally no-sew!

Materials:

Make Time – 1 hour

How to Make an Easter Basket

Make a Rainbow Easter Basket
  1. Begin by cutting out the felt sheets in full rainbow shaped arches. You want each arch to be whole as you can see the purple one is. This is because you are going to glue the orange to the pink and the yellow to the orange and so one to create a stacked rainbow.
  2. Once you have cut two arches from each color, use the glue gun to glue the layers together around the outer edge of each color.
  3. Pin the 4″ strip of felt at the bottom edge of one of the rainbows and work your way towards the top. Once you reach the top about 3″ to the left of the  center of the rainbow top, add a pin. Then measure approximately 12″ of felt from the strip and add another pin. Use this pin as the starting point to continue pinning the strip to the rainbow about 3″ to the right from the center. Continue until the strip reaches the bottom where you began. What you have essentially done is create a handle out of the side piece of the bag to minimize sewing/glueing.
  4. Use the hot glue to attach the strip to the rainbow along the pinned area. You can alternatively sew the strip to the rainbow if you prefer.
  5. Repeat the pinning process with the back rainbow. And then sew or glue it into place.
  6. Fold the handle into thirds and use the glue gun to hold in place.
Make a Rainbow Easter Basket

Tips and Tricks for Making this Rainbow Easter Basket

A few notes! Because this is an kids Easter basket and we are using felt, don’t worry about making this seams face inwards. This makes the process so much easier!

Also, if you want to have a gold felt handle, you can iron the hot melt adhesive to the felt, let cool and remove the paper backing. Then iron the gold deco foil onto the hot melt adhesive, let cool and remove the plastic backing to create gold felt. Then proceed with step 3-6.

I’d love to know if you try this project! Be sure to rate it below if you do. xoxo

Make a Rainbow Easter Basket
How to Make a Rainbow Easter Basket

How to Make an Easter Basket

Yield: Rainbow Easter Basket
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Estimated Cost: $25

This adorable, colorful rainbow Easter basket is perfect for a cheerful egg hunt! Learn how to make an Easter basket in the shape of a rainbow with this simple DIY tutorial.

Materials

  • Felt sheets
  • Felt by the yard
  • Gold Deco foil
  • Hot Sheets

Tools

  • Iron
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by cutting out the felt sheets in full rainbow shaped arches. You want each arch to be whole as you can see the purple one is. This is because you are going to glue the orange to the pink and the yellow to the orange and so one to create a stacked rainbow.
  2. Once you have cut two arches from each color, use the glue gun to glue the layers together around the outer edge of each color.
  3. Pin the 4" strip of felt at the bottom edge of one of the rainbows and work your way towards the top. Once you reach the top about 3" to the left of the  center of the rainbow top, add a pin. Then measure approximately 12" of felt from the strip and add another pin. Use this pin as the starting point to continue pinning the strip to the rainbow about 3" to the right from the center. Continue until the strip reaches the bottom where you began. What you have essentially done is create a handle out of the side piece of the bag to minimize sewing/glueing.
  4. Use the hot glue to attach the strip to the rainbow along the pinned area. You can alternatively sew the strip to the rainbow if you prefer.
  5. Repeat the pinning process with the back rainbow. And then sew or glue it into place.
  6. Fold the handle into thirds and use the glue gun to hold in place.

Notes

A few notes! Because this is an kids Easter basket and we are using felt, don't worry about making this seams face inwards. This makes the process so much easier!

Also, if you want to have a gold felt handle, you can iron the hot melt adhesive to the felt, let cool and remove the paper backing. Then iron the gold deco foil onto the hot melt adhesive, let cool and remove the plastic backing to create gold felt. Then proceed with step 3-6.

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6 thoughts on “How to Make an Easter Basket

  1. Such a gorgeous crafty project, I love it and you’ve put me in the mood for Easter/spring. Your blog and photography aesthetic is so striking too. Definitely going to be saving this post (and others!). Have a happy Monday! 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Oh my gosh, this is too cute! I would definitely use this as just a day-to-day bag ? I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate colour into my life, and this is perfect!

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