Homemade Easter Bunny Basket

By | March 16, 2016

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Surprise your kids with a homemade Easter Bunny basket this year! They are quick to make and are so adorable filled with candies and small treats.

Each Easter I like to make my kids a little treat. So this year, I decided to use the Berry Basket die to make cute little bunnies, complete with a fluffy tail on the back! Although the baskets aren’t all that big (about 4 inches square), I was surprised at all the candy I was able to fit in them. It should satisfy their chocolate cravings for awhile :)

Keep reading to learn how I made these super cute homemade Easter Bunny baskets…

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

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Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Step 1: Die Cutting

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half.  So you will have 2 pieces that are both 4.25″ x 8.5″.  Place the cardstock on top of the Berry Basket die and run it through your die cut machine.  Repeat with the second half of cardstock.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Using the Ovals Framelits die set, cut 2 circles from Crumb Cake cardstock and cut 2 ovals (the next size smaller) from Blushing Bride cardstock.  Glue the pink ovals to the top of the tan ovals.

Step 2: Assemble the basket

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Fold the basket pieces on the score lines.  Add Fast Fuse Adhesive to the middle of one of the basket pieces.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Then stick the other basket piece on top forming the basket walls.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Fold the scalloped border pieces on the score lines.  Use Mini Glue Dots on the flaps to form a continuous scalloped border.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Turn your berry basket over and slide the scalloped border on to your basket.  Use mini staples to secure the border piece.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Use one of the straight border pieces to make your handle.  Use the mini stapler to attach the handles to the side of your basket.

Step 3: Decorate the basket

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to stick the bunny ears to the basket.  I put them at a slight angle.

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Cut (3) 3″ lengths of white floral stem wire.  Twist the pieces in the center so they hold together. Then use hot glue to add the whiskers to the basket.  Glue a pink pom pom to the top of the whiskers. Use mini glue dots to adhere the googly eyes to the basket. (Refer to picture for placement of the facial features.)

Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

Use hot glue to stick the large white pom pom or cotton ball to the back of the basket for the bunny tail.  I used a homemade pom pom (made using the instructions in this YouTube video).  If you use a store-bought pom pom, you want one that is around 1 inch in size.

Finish your bunny basket by filling with Easter grass and small candies.

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Learn how to make a cute homemade Easter Bunny Basket that you can fill with candies and small treats. Quick and easy to make - this would be great to give kids on Easter morning.

I made 4 of these homemade Easter Bunny Baskets for my kids in less than an hour.  If you make these, you will have to come back and let me know how they turned out.  So tell me… Are you making any Easter paper crafts this year?  Happy Crafting!

13 thoughts on “Homemade Easter Bunny Basket

  1. Lela

    What a fun craft! My son would love this! And your tutorial is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Anita

    This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

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  3. Jamie

    That is adorable!!! Pinning it to make next year! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  4. Domenica

    Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Love this cute little Easter bunny basket! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next craft party!

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  5. Teresa

    I love it! I do have a Sizzix, and those oval die cuts, but now I definitely need to get the basket die!

    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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  6. Katrin

    This basket is so so cute! I still need something for my girls and this seems doable in the short time that is left til Sunday, even though, I don’t have a cutting machine! But it turned out so cute, they would love something like this!

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  7. Sandra

    This is much cuter than lots of commercial baskets I’ve seen. It’s also a reminder to me to make better use of my Cricut.

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  8. Nikki

    What a great little basket. Not overly expensive, filled with just enough candy, and adorable to boot.

    I love your step-by-step tutorials, they are so easy to follow. And you actually end up with a project that looks like it’s supposed to!

    This little basket could be used for so many things, I think every Crafter should have this tool. Especially those who bake, you could package so many goodies up in this little strawberry box. They would look great and be cost beneficial.

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