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Adorable Homemade Easter Baskets You Can DIY in a Snap

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These tutorials for handcrafted Easter baskets are so much better than store-bought

5. Green grass Easter basket

These tutorials for handcrafted Easter baskets are so much better than store-bought
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows Design

Make this basket one week before Easter, and you'll be rewarded with living Easter grass.

What you'll need:

  • half-gallon cardboard milk or juice carton, cut in half
  • acrylic paint
  • poster board
  • brad fasteners
  • potting soil
  • rye grass seed
  • water
  • large freezer bag

What you'll do:

  1. Paint the outside of the carton as desired.
  2. Make a handle with poster board and attach with brads.
  3. Add potting soil until the basket is about three-quarters full.
  4. Sprinkle plenty of grass seed over the soil and water.
  5. Place the basket into the baggie and place on a sunny window sill.
  6. Keep the soil moist, but don't drench it.
  7. When the grass begins to sprout (about two to three days), remove the basket from the baggie, add treats and enjoy. After Easter, plant the grass outdoors.

6. Sand pail Easter basket

These tutorials for handcrafted Easter baskets are so much better than store-bought
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows Design

This simple project requires no sharp tools or hot glue so it's ideal for the youngest crafters.

What you'll need:

  • plastic sandbox pail
  • sandpaper
  • craft foam shapes

What you'll do:

  1. Lightly sand the pail with sandpaper, then wipe away the dust.
  2. Apply peel-and-stick foam eggs, chicks, bunnies and flowers.
  3. Add goody-filled plastic eggs and some Easter grass, and you're all set!
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