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These tutorials for handcrafted Easter baskets are so much better than store-bought
3. Soda bottle Easter basket
Soda comes in clear, green and even yellow 2-liter plastic bottles. They're not very recyclable, so why not find another use for them? This project involves some cutting and hot glue, so adult supervision is recommended.
What you'll need:
2-liter plastic bottle
one long pipe cleaner
hot glue gun
craft foam, ribbons and beads
What you'll do:
With the utility knife, cut the bottle in half (or to whatever depth you desire) and add two slits opposite each other where you will affix the handles.
Insert each end of the pipe cleaner into one of the slits (from the outside in), bend them up and secure them with glue.
Use ribbon to cover and decorate the top edge of the basket (and hide any uneven cutting). Add a smaller piece of the ribbon to the pipe cleaner as a bow.
Decorate the basket with craft foam (you can find peel-and-stick Easter shapes in craft stores), beads or other embellishments.
Fill with Easter grass and you have a cute basket that's perfect for little treats and tiny hands.
These inexpensive baskets are great for parties, too. Make some in advance and fill them with tiny, tasty treats. Better yet, let your little guests make their own.