29 Paper Easter Basket Ideas {free printables}


Tip Junkie is on Easter basket steroids today! I’ve gotten a couple e-mails from readers wanting some fun ideas and I went a little over-the-top. ūüėČ


Make your Easter holiday extra special with these 29 paper Easter basket ideas.

Here are several fun ideas for homemade & paper Easter baskets. Enjoy!

Printable Easter Baskets

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1. Bunny & Bow Printable ~ This is so easy to make, just print, cut, fold and tape. It will hold a few Easter candies if you pack them carefully.

2.¬†¬† Paper Easter Basket {free printable} ~ Kids can design and decorate their own Easter basket with this free printable.¬† It’s the perfect size for chocolate goodies, a hard boiled egg or (my favorite) a generous handful of Starburst Jelly Beans.

DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial

3. DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial ~ Create these adorable and useful table decorations with nothing more that paper plates and some tape.  These Paper Plate Baskets would be the perfect Easter basket!

Printable Paper Bags

Printable Easter Baskets

4. Printable Easter Bags  ~ Sometimes you don’t want to give a big Easter Basket to celebrate the season but need a little (cheap) container to pop a few things into.

Easter Bunny Craft

5. Bunny and Chick Easter Bags download {printable}¬†~¬†These little white paper bags have been waiting for the perfect project. I think you’ll agree this bunny and chick are worth making. These would be great party favors or friendly gifts filled with treats for all to enjoy.

Envelope Easter Bunny Craft

6. Envelope Easter Bunnies {free template} –¬† One great way celebrate is with paper-envelope rabbits – bearing treats, of course.

DIY Bunny Ear Bags

6. DIY Bunny Ear Bags ~ I’m hopping with joy over these adorable bunny ear bags. ¬†Use the free template to transform plain white bags into party favor bags.

Easter Box Templates

Free Printable Easter Baskets

7.¬†¬† Printable Easter Egg Basket ~ It’s the perfect size for chocolate goodies, a hard boiled egg or (my favorite) a generous handful of Starburst Jelly Beans. The finished dimensions measure about 4.5″ x 2.25″ x 2″.

Easter Bunny Treat Box

8.  Easter Bunny Box Printable ~ This is so easy to make, just print, cut, fold and glue. It will hold a few Easter eggs if you pack them carefully.

Duck Tape Easter Basket

9.  Bunny Basket with Duct Tape ~ Recycle an square food container to make this adorable bunny basket.  Simply cover with duct tape.  This is such a great basket idea for teens.

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10.¬† Handmade Birch Bark Basket ~ Looks like a wood crafted basket, but it’s not.¬† It’s a chipboard box covered with birch bark sheets.¬† Love the woodsy feel to it.

Recycled DIY Baskets

DIY Grocery Bag Basket {Recycled Craft}

11. DIY Grocery Bag Basket {Recycled Craft} ~ For Easter or for any time of the year, this recycled basket is a great use for your grocery bags. Not only is this frugal recycled craft perfect for Easter or gifts, but children will love this basket for picnic with their friends.

coffee filter flower basket

12.  Coffee Filter Flower Basket ~  Looking for a fun Easter craft project? These little flower Easter baskets made from coffee filters are adorable and perfect to display for the Easter holiday. They could even make festive Easter party favors!

Easter Basket Template

Easter Basket Template

13.  Easter Garden Teacher Gift ~ A Garden base box with an adorbale carrot folding box perfect for a party favor or teacher gift.

14.  Bunny Top Note Box ~ How to make this darling Easter Bunny paper box.  You can see another version here.

Easter Bunny Box

145.   Big Shot Easter Bunny Box ~ All of the Whisper White cardstock (except for the whiskers and the box) were sponged with Going Grey ink.

16.  Fancy Favor Easter Box ~ The box was made from the Fancy Favor Big Shot die and a tutorial from Creations on Paper.

Paper Easter Baskets

DIY Easter Basket

17.  DIY Easter Basket ~ All you need is a printer, double sided tape and paper.

Paper Easter Baskets

18.  Slated Paper Easter Baskets ~ Round basket with a woven look paper Easter basket tutorial. {Unfortunately, this site is no longer available.}

Mini Paper Easter Woven Basket

19. Connie’s “Easy” Woven Easter Basket is breathtaking. You know I love a big flower!

4 Paper Easter Baskets

20.¬† Vintage Paper Easter Basket ~ You’ll need two pieces of thick scrapbooking paper or card. Cut one into a square if it isn’t already. And cut a thick strip from the other, which we¬íll use as the basket handle. {unfortunately, this site is no longer available.}

21.¬† Spring Paper Basket ~ This adorable scalloped edge basket is perfect for gifts and treats. Grand Big Scalloped Ovals die templates in the Grand Calibur machine form the base for the basket. {It appears that this die isn’t available, but we’ll keep looking.}

22.¬† Paper Plate Easter Baskets ~ A simple basket using plain paper plates.¬† Paint them any color you want for variety and fun paper crafting. {It appears that this site has moved, we’ll keep looking for the original content!}

23.¬† Square Paper Basket with Handle ~ Start with an 8 1/2″ square piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock and folded it using this pattern¬†here.

Paper Circular Paper Easter Basket

24. Here is Limelight Paper’s circular Easter basket creation. The double-sided paper is genius!

Milk Jug Baskets

Milk Jug Baskets

25.¬† Milk Jug Duck ~ This darling little duck basket is made out of an old milk jug! It’s easy to make and you can fill it with goodies for Easter. {It appears that this blog has moved and we cannot find the original tutorial.}

26.¬† Milk Carton Easter Bunny Basket Craft ~ This Easter basket craft is a great Easter craft for kids. Not only is this bunny basket craft cute, but it’s a fun way to recycle an empty cardboard milk carton as well.

DIY Bunny Basket with Duct Tape

27.  Bunny Basket with Duct Tape ~ Recycle an round food container to make this adorable bunny basket.  Simply cover with duct tape.

Mini Easter Baskets

Mini Easter Baskets

28.  Cardboard Nest Easter Basket ~ Create your own trash to treasure Easter basket with this tutorial.  Using just a cereal box, some yarn, scissors, and glue you can create this beautiful nest like Easter basket.

Paper Bag Nests

29. ¬†Paper Bag Nests ~ Learn how to make a bird’s nest by rolling a brown paper bag. ¬†Use for a centerpiece and fill with eggs.

Paper Easter Basket Template

30. Here’s an adorable scrapped mini Easter basket. That bunny on the side is so adorable. You can check out more pictures and a link to the tutorial over at ‘A Scrapping Mom’s Scraps’.

Paper Mini Baskets

31.  Paper Mini Baskets ~ Pink and yellow paper from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, lends a spring-like feel to this basket. This content is no longer available on the website, but the idea is adorable!

Tiny Egg Carton Mini Easter Baskets

32.  Tiny Egg Carton Mini Easter Baskets ~ These tiny baskets are made from individual egg carton cups, and would be great for an equinox or Easter celebration.


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  1. All of these ideas are great. Hope I can muster enough courage to try to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Super cute Easter baskets. I blogged a while back about an Etsy seller who has fabric baskets. Super cute!

  3. what cute easter baskets! I am going to check them out. we don’t “do” easter baskets, but i am going to have to find an excuse to make some of this cute goodness!

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