EASTER CRAFT: PAPER CUP EASTER BASKETS

Easter is only a couple of weeks away and the super market aisles seem to be laden with chocolate temptations. I couldn’t resist and had to buy some cute Easter treats purely for crafting purposes of course!

I can’t reveal how many chocolate eggs were consumed during the making of these Paper Cup Easter Baskets but let’s just say I had to keep my strength up.

I’ve always tried to create projects that use the materials I have at hand and it’s amazing the stuff you can create with just items from your kitchen cupboards and stationery supply drawer.

If you have some unused paper cups left over from a party these little Easter Baskets would be the perfect project for the kids to make and give to their friends filled with Easter treats.

Don’t fret; stickers markers or paint will give a lovely decorative result.

These Paper Cup Easter Baskets are the perfect size for mini chocolate eggs homemade Easter cookies or small toys.

You will need:

  • Paper cup
  • Tape or decorative fabric tapes (You could also draw or paint on the cups)
  • Drinking straw – paper or plastic
  • Pipe cleaner (Chenille Stick)
  • Scissors
  • Awl Hole puncher or Metal skewer (I’ve used the end of pointy tweezers)
  • To Fill: Shredded paper or tissue paper and treats.

How to make Paper Cup Easter Baskets:

1. Decorate your cup as desired. You can really get creative with stickers paint or anything you have at hand.

2. Punch 2 holes near the rim of the cup using an awl or metal skewer. Make sure they are directly opposite each other. Tip If you are doing this as a kids craft activity pre-punch the holes before decorating to save time.

3. Drinking straw to a length slightly smaller than the cup diameter.

4. Thread straw through pipe cleaner to make the top of the handle.

5. Feed ends of pipe cleaner handle through holes and twist to fasten. Trim any excess pipe cleaner length.

All done! Now just fill with Easter treats (if there are any left after all that hard work!

HOW TO MAKE FABRIC COVERED EASTER EGGS

It’s time to gather up your prettiest fabric scraps I’ve got a gorgeous Easter craft project that will make great use of them.

These fabric covered Easter eggs are very easy to make and add a colourful decorative touch to your home decor at Easter time.

Fill a bowl with colourful fabric covered eggs for a stunning table centerpiece or hang several from some dried branches to make a beautiful Easter Tree.

I can’t guarantee that the kids won’t try to unwrap them in search for chocolate though!

I love any excuse to showcase my vintage ribbons and trims and had a lot of fun mixing and matching my trims and fabric scraps. If you don’t have any ribbons or decorative vintage trims you can use some chunky yarn scraps instead.

The egg shapes are made of Styrofoam which makes them very durable.

This is also a fun Easter craft project to make with kids just make sure an is doing the cutting.

You will need:

  • Medium or large Styrofoam egg shape (available at craft stores – Sometimes called Polystyrene or Decofoam)
  • Fabric Scraps minimum size 8″x8″ depending on size of your egg
  • Length of co-coordinating ribbon vintage braid or yarn
  • Marker
  • Craft
  • Butter
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue (optional)
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