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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Egg Carton Basket How~to

This project is for personal, non-commercial use.

This mini egg carton basket is a sweet treat that you can also decorate your Easter tree with! Or use as a place setting or to give tiny treats to your guests this Easter time. They are so fun and simple to make you'll just want to make A LOT of them.
Here's how:

Materials This is for a purple basket but you can choose any color you desire.
• empty egg carton (one carton will make 12 baskets)
• glitter eyelash yarn (We picked Martha Stewart yarn because we loved the colors!)
• Silver glitter pipe cleaner
• 3/8 purple satin purple ribbon
• Craft paint (MSC color Hydrangea purple) and brush
• 1/16 circle paper punch
• glue gun
• scissor
• needle nose pliers

Step 1.
Begin by cutting out the egg cups. One carton will make 12 mini baskets.

Step 2.
Cut and level off the top of your egg cups so it looks like the picture above. You will have a few that have circle openings; this is fine because they will be filled in with yarn. Your cup should be at least an 1" tall.

Step 3.
Paint your egg cup basket inside and out. Let it dry.

Step 4.
Heat up your glue gun and take out the glitter eyelash yarn. We used the Martha Stewart line because we loved the colors it came in, but use whatever brand you prefer.

Step 5.
Start in the inside of the basket and glue a little dot to start your glitter eyelash yarn.

Step 6.
Then just keep adding a little hot glue and wrap your eyelash ribbon around the basket.

It will look like this when done. Let the glue dry.

Step 7.
With your 1/16 circle, punch two holes across from each other and approx 1/4 down for the handles of your basket.

Step 8.
Insert the silver glitter pipe cleaner into the hole. Adjust the size to of the handle.

Step 9.
Now take and twist up the remaining pipe cleaner that is facing into the basket. Use the needle nose pliers to squeeze the end down and get rid of any sharp wire sticking out.

Step 10.
Add a 3/8 wide purple bow to the top and you are done!

You can embellish your basket even further with paper flowers or a paper Easter message. Then fill your basket with sweet treats like jelly beans, mini eggs or a mini chocolate bunny or even a small toy.

Happy Easter!
Lianne & Paul


  1. Very innovative! This is very creative and perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete this basket. We did an Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity game out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! :)
    EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com: Preschool Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity


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