easy to make mini Easter baskets
I saw these cute mini Easter baskets on Pinterest and thought they would look adorable on our Easter table. I love decorating the table on special occasions, and Easter is one of my favourite times to pretty things up.
Since we are hosting a brunch this year I wanted our Easter table to have a little whimsy. We usually invite our family over for dinner, but that entails cooking all day. A brunch will keep me busy all morning, but it is usually all clued up by 12:30ish. After that, I will be able to R-E-L-A-X, and this busy mama loves that idea!
Thankfully brunch is fun to prepare, and besides making the table pretty, I love all the yummy things that you can serve. The girls want homemade cinnamon rolls, and Bob will want something with eggs, I’m thinking Frittatas. So many options and I have lots of ideas swirling around inside my head. The problem will be narrowing the choices down, so there won’t be an overload of food.
Let’s get back to why we are here, those adorable Mini Easter Baskets. They are easy peasy to make, and I had fun on Sunday morning in the quiet creating them. I’m pretty sure you will, too!
What you will need to make the mini easter baskets
hot glue gun
paper Easter grass
Start with a small container, I chose these tiny ice-cream containers I found at the dollar store, but I’m sure any small container would work. (Note: I think I would try to find white or cream coloured containers next time.)
Next, adhere the handle by adding two tiny dabs of hot glue to the outside of the container and attaching the pre-cut jute to make the handle.
Then, add a ring of glue all around the bottom of the cup and started adhering the twine. (Excuse my daughter’s paint stained hands as she was in the middle of an art project)
I periodically added dabs of glue as I wrapped the jute around the cup.
Continue to twist the jute until you reach the top of the container. (adding dabs of glue as you go)
That’s it! Simple and adorable!
Finally fill the cups with paper grass and add some Easter Eggs.
If you would like you can attach name tags, and now they are ready for an Easter Table.
I love easy, adorable projects and this one definitely fits the bill on both accounts.
Disclaimer: Our dog Harry will not be joining us at the dining room table or eating chocolate eggs. This picture is for illustration purposes only. 🙂