As a kid, Easter was one of my favorite holidays. Each year my mom would let us go to the store to pick out our Easter basket. Inevitably I would pick out something bright pink and large enough to hold as many eggs as possible! The tradition was we would come down on Eater morning to find our basket stuffed with toys and candy which we would quickly dump out so that we could use our basket to collect eggs in for our Easter egg hunt.
The Easter basket as a symbol of Easter as we know it today has it’s origins in the church. Large baskets of food were brought in for a feast that symbolized the end of Lenten fasting and this marked the beginning of the basket of treats representing the Easter holiday, a tradition that continues to this day. Besides the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs, the Easter basket is one of the most popular Easter traditions. After all, without the basket, how would you collect all of those eggs? My daughter picked out an Easter basket that we have used for the last couple of years, but this year we plan on making one together for her eggs as well as smaller ones for treats for friends and teachers.
These DIY Easter baskets created from various types of paper can be created in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. From a simple upcycled paper basket for treats or fruit to a more ornate folded paper basket for gathering eggs or displaying as part of your Eater décor, these 5 DIY paper basket tutorials will have you dyeing and hiding more eggs just so you will have an excuse to use all of the baskets you will be creating!
I love these vintage inspired crepe paper baskets. Use them for favors or group them together to create a beautiful centerpiece.
This grocery bag Easter basket can easily be created in just a few simple steps with an upcycled paper grocery bag.
Create origami treat baskets from a single sheet of paper.
These DIY paper Easter baskets are the perfect project to create with your kids and use supplies you probably already have on-hand.
How cute are these cupcake liner inspired baskets? They are the perfect project to use up some of those supplies in your scrap stash.
What is your favorite Easter candy?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.