Paper Easter Basket Instructions

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This paper easter basket design from my sister is just the sweetest! It is so quick to make too!

All you need is a square sheet of paper or card, and some scissors and glue. Make a few snips and folds, and in literally five minutes you'll have a lovely homemade Easter basket that you can fill with chocolates or other Easter gifts!

paper easter basket


You will need

  • Sheet of paper or card. A 6" (15 cm) square makes a nice mini-basket. You'll also want a thin strip to make a handle.
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive tape or glue
  • Optional: Brads or other decorations

That's it! This design is one of my favorite Easter basket craft ideas because you need so few materials and it's so easy to make.

Paper Easter Basket Instructions

Step 1:

Place your paper nice-side-down.

With a pencil and ruler, draw an evenly spaced 3 by 3 grid onto the square, as if you were going to play noughts-and-crosses. I usually use a 6" square of paper, so my lines are spaced 2" apart.

Fold and unfold along each of the lines to make a crease.

paper easter basket step 1

Step 2:

See how in the photo from step 1, the lines going in from the top and bottom are drawn a bit darker? Well, you want to cut along those lines, so that your piece of paper looks like this:

paper easter basket step 2

Step 3:

Fold up the left and right sides of the paper to turn it into a basket like this. Tape or glue the folds into place. I like to use adhesive tape because it's quicker. If you put it on the inside of the basket then you can't see it anyway.

paper easter basket step 3

Here's a close-up showing how the folds go:

paper easter basket step 3b

Step 4

Use a thin strip of paper to make a handle, and tape or glue it on. The strip should be about the same length as your square, e.g. I used a 6" square to make my basket, so I used a 6" long strip to make the handle.

I also put some brads through the base of the handle just to make it shiny :-)

paper easter basket step 4

Step 5

Now you've made your paper Easter basket, it's time to fill it up with goodies!

paper easter basket finished

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