The other week, I bought 6 pounds of strawberries as I was going to start drinking green smoothies again for lunch, and the strawberries were such an awesome price. As I stood there washing and cutting strawberries, I thought, “There has to be something I can do with these plastic containers.”
So I thought of the idea for making DIY Easter Baskets!
So I saved them and decided to use them for little Easter baskets for my children’s teachers. I like to bake goodies for them periodically, and these little containers are perfect as the top will close making them easy containers for the children to carry to school.
We also want to make up some of these little Easter baskets to some of our senior citizen friends in the nursing home. They are easy to make, a little bit “green” as you can recycle the containers, cheap, and cute!
- 1 lb. Hinged Berry Basket with Vented Holes (like these)
- 5/8″ ribbon
- 1 1/2″ ribbon
- low temp glue gun
- Easter grass
- candy/baked goods
- label for the top
Instructions on how to make the baskets:
- I wove the 5/8″ ribbon in and out of the vented holes in the bottom of the basket. I hot glued the ribbon together on the inside of the container.
- I then used about 40″ of ribbon (less if you don’t tie a bow) to go around the outside of the basket right below the lid/above the vented holes. I found the middle part of the 40″ and started hot gluing the ribbon to the basket in the middle of the back of the container. I hot glued the ribbon to the back and sides of the basket. When I got to the front, I stopped hot gluing and tied a bow or a knot. Then I hot glued the back of the bow to the basket.
- I added some grass and goodies to the basket. (I put the baked goods in a plastic sandwich bag.
- I ripped off the sticker on the top as much as I could.
- I made the labels below and printed them off on sticker paper (This is what I had at home (affiliate link). I cut them 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″. I put them on the top of the baskets to cover the ripped off sticker.