Pretty little custom DIY Easter baskets you can make in minutes using a plastic soda bottle of any size! They’re not just for Easter! Use them as a gift basket for any occasion for kids, teens and adults. Our Clay Chick Easter Gift would be a perfect addition to this gift basket. Or if you’re looking for more basket ideas check out our unique “Carrot Garden DIY Easter Basket“.
DIY Easter Baskets Supplies
- Plastic bottle of any size. (We used 32 oz size.)
- Utility knife, scissors, dry erase marker (to mark bottle cutting lines.)
- Glue gun
- Decor items: Paint pens, permanent markers, stickers, ribbon, beads etc.
Measure and mark where you want to cut your bottle. Using a dry erase marker works wonderfully as you can rub it off when you’re done.
Cut a thin strip for the handle. You can make it any width you want.
If you’re doing scallops on the edge you can mark those ahead of time and then cut.
I chose Sharpie Paint Markers for one of my baskets, making dots around the edge.
Glue your handles in place with hot glue. A clothespin is helpful to hold them in place until they dry.
For my second basket I lined the edges with ribbon and added buttons where the handle attaches to the base.
The sky is the limit on how you can decorate these. I added some appliques I had on hand and also a butterfly to one of my baskets and tied a name tag onto the other with raffia.
Absolutely love this fun craft Nancy. I have just shared this to my Facebook group wine + crafts. We will be sure to make this craft on our next wine, craft night.
Lots of love, Susan!
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Hello Beautiful!! I love your project! What a great use for used plastic bottles! You have been Pinned,Tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by the party tonight, doors open at 7PM, and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
Wow. Thank you Christine! I really appreciate that. I’ll be there as always! Appreciate you hosting the parties and all that goes into them.
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These are so creative! I’ve never seen a plastic bottle used this way before! 🙂
I do all kinds of crazy things with plastic bottles. Its one of my specialties! Thanks for visiting Emma! Check this page out! http://ourpeacefulplanet.com/2014/08/21/soda-bottles-crafts/
Thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday, did you see my woven version? they’d look great together!
I did. That took some patience! I actually tried to do a woven one with ribbon but just couldn’t get the hang of it. So I settled for just cutting them. You always have the cutest things on your site.
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