Spring is in the air, the winter blues are starting to dissipate and renewed inspiration is taking hold. Brighter colours and joyful moods give me energy for new crafty ideas and with Easter just around the corner it’s time to plan some bunny themed crafts! To that end, I’ve rounded up 26 amazing DIY Easter basket tutorials you can use to surprise your little ones with Easter goodies!
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Just to be clear, this is a round up of physical DIY baskets. The actual containers to load up with Easter goodies. It’s not a list of gift basket themes or gift ideas.
When I googled “DIY Easter Baskets” I got lots of results for what to put in the baskets, but not as many ideas of how to make the baskets. So if that’s what you’re also expecting in this post, then you’re in the wrong place. (But stick around and read the post anyway!) 😀
This post is all sewing tutorials, crochet ideas and no-sew crafting of baskets and bowls.
Easter Basket Tutorials
All of these Easter basket tutorials are free DIY ideas. Most of them are descriptions and instructions with measurements but without printable patterns.
Most of them are also beginner friendly. So don’t fret if you’re a newbie crafter trying to make a cute basket for your kiddo’s first Easter. You got this!
Alright, let’s get started!
This would be a lovely toy basket when Easter is finished!
This tutorial includes machine embroidery for the bow or basket, but since most of us don’t have an embroidery machine, you can either leave that part out or hand embroider the name instead.
(This floral fabric pictured looks like Rifle Paper Co fabric to me but I couldn’t locate the exact print.)
How cute are these?! I suspect they’d be pretty quick to make too if you use a thicker yarn. You could even add a little pom pom bunny tail to the back!
You can purchase a fuzzy pink safety nose from this listing. I know that safety eyes are widely available, but I had no idea there are noses too!
Again with the adorable fabrics! I love the scrappy handle, it’s a great way to use up small pieces of precious fabrics from your collection.
The shades of pastel yarns are perfection.
A fun twist on a classic woven basket. And any excuse to make felt flowers, am I right?! I’ve got a few tutorials for free felt flowers you can find here.
I think this DIY Easter basket tutorial would be very beginner friendly.
This style of basket is also great for using around the home when it’s no longer Easter!
One of these days I’m going to get around to trying a rope basket. They are so handy around the house and so beautiful!
Get the kiddos involved in helping to dye the rope, I bet they’d love it!
11. Basket and Eggs
This DIY includes a tutorial for the fabric eggs too.
Who doesn’t love a ruffle?!
It’s too much cuteness. The crochet chicks are almost as adorable as my little felt chicks in egg houses! 😉
These are perfect for egg hunting!
Easter Baskets to Make
You can use a fun pop of colourful fabric for the ears.
A classic and sturdy woven Easter basket!
This style of basket is great for displaying any decorated eggs you or your little ones have made. Check out this post of 35 Creative Egg Decorating Ideas to get inspired!
The result might be a little delicate, you probably can’t reuse this type of basket year after year but you could certainly have some fun making these with your creative kiddos!
The fluffy tail!
Apparently I’m obsessed with pretty fabrics in this post! lol I think I must be trying to justify another trip to the fabric store…
This tutorial is just for the fabric liner that would go inside a sturdy wicker basket. It’s a great way to beautify something you may already have on hand (or can easily thrift)!
23. Sewing Baskets
Technically these are sewing baskets, but I see no reason why they can’t be Easter baskets instead.
A non-traditional scrappy basket tutorial and I’m here for it!
Another great way for making the most of your fabric scraps.
Sometimes a no-sew tutorial is just the ticket. This would be a perfect project for the kids to help you with too.
That’s it for this list of free DIY Easter basket tutorials! I hope there is something here that suits your needs.
Happy Easter and happy crafting!