I made these big flowering Easter baskets last week. As much as I like them, they require hot glue and a lot of cutting and coloring, etc. I thought it would be nice to do a version suitable for small children and left-brain types who struggle with crafty terms like “smoosh” and “twist” and “fluff.”
These are easy peasy. Ten minutes. Zero money.
If you can’t make this project from stuff laying around in your junk drawer, you need to improve on your junk drawer.
- Empty water bottle/plastic condiment tub/ food container
- Coffee filters
- Optional: Pipe cleaner or ribbon (to make the basket handle)
Scribble on your coffee filters with magic markers. Any sort of marker that is not labeled as "permanent ink" will do the trick. Spray with water and let them dry overnight.
dye eggs with tissue paper.
Next, cut off the bottom of a water bottle. The exact height will depend of the circumference of the bottle (this will make more sense in a second, I promise).
Stick on one of the filters.
Or, don't add a handle. I kind of like it without the handle. Looks like a little nest or something.
I cut rounded corners on this one. Looks a bit like a wedding takeaway now, no?
Quick variation: swap the water bottle for a sliced up cardboard toilet paper roll.