Easter Basket Craft – With Adorable Easter Bunnies!
Looking for an adorable way to decorate tabletops and windowsills this Easter? Our Easter Basket Craft Project is just the ticket! Featuring super-cute Easter bunnies atop beautiful Easter eggs, this lovely Easter Basket provides the perfect decoration this spring. And the fantastic thing about creating this basket is – once you’ve mastered how to produce the basket template, you can use it time and time again, for weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s, and more! Want to know how it’s done? Check out Vikki Gorham’s step-by-step Easter Basket Craft Tutorial below!
How cute are these Easter bunnies? I love the fact you can leave them flat or make them sit up! This super cute basket is perfect for Easter gifts as well as table decorations – and you can fill it however you like for other occasions too!
You Will Need:
- Kraft Card
- Cream Card
- Easter Bunny Die
- Happy Easter Die
- Score Board
- Hole punch
- Watercolour inks
- Natural fibres/shredded paper (to fill basket)
- Die Cutting Machine
- Polystyrene Eggs
- Cocktail Sticks
- Glue Gun
- Glue Pen
- Coated Wire (for handle)
- Pokey Tool
Using your Die Cutting Machine, Die-cut your bunny from Cream Card. Next, fold along the bunny score lines; this enables it to sit free-standing, with its arms out. Once the bunny is complete, cut the ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment twice from the Cream Card, and once from the Kraft Card.
Next, cut a piece of Kraft Card to 6×6 inches. Next, punch and score at 1.5 inches, and score at 4.5 inches on all four sides of your card. Cut along the lines, and score, as above. (You will find so many projects you can use your Punch Board for online!)
Using your glue gun, stick down the two side flaps. Next, bring your top two side panels together, fold over your top flap, and secure with glue. Repeat the process for the bottom.
Now to decorate the eggs! You can paint your eggs using the Brea Reese Water Brush and Brea Reese Watercolour Ink; I used the ‘natural’ colour. These inks are highly pigmented, and go on beautifully. Once complete, set these aside and leave to dry. The ink will settle into the grooves on the eggs, producing a pretty finish.
Top Tip: Push a cocktail stick/skewer into your egg, so you have something to hold onto, and stand it in some florist foam to dry.
Using your hole punch, punch two holes in the sides of your basket to thread your handle through. (I used coated wire for mine). Next, fill with some natural fibre or shredded tissue paper, and use your glue gun to stick your die cut rabbits to your eggs.
Finally, use a glue pen to stick your die cut word together, layering the Kraft card and cream card together to create a drop shadow effect. Hang this on the bunny arms, and stick your remaining cream sentiment to the front of the basket.
And there you have it – a gorgeous handcrafted Easter Basket, that can be re-purposed for year-round use!