I had so much fun making these little Easter baskets! It was such a fun project and I was very pleased with the outcome. I know these have been around for a bit, but I have never made them before.
I started out with these pressed seed starter pots, or little peat pots. I found them at the Dollar store....how perfect! I got 12 in a package for $1.00. Do note that you may find one or two that are not good enough to use for your baskets, so you might want to buy 2 packages.
I painted the inside of each pot with acrylic paints that I had. The small foam brushes work quite well. I really liked the green color for a garden look. It's called celery.
After the paint dried, I painted the outside of the pots. The paint goes on easily and it dries quickly.
I punched a hole on each side about 1/2" down with a paper punch. Next, I added a handle. I used a lot of different things for the handles. I did use ribbon on some, but found that sprigs of spring flowers worked well when I pulled them apart and twisted them together. You could use the fat pipe cleaners too.
After I glued lace or eyelet around the top, I let it all dry again. They I added little bows or ribbons on the sides near the punch holes. It covered the holes and added a bit of interest to the baskets.
I then filled the little gems with the fine, sparkle Easter grass. I can buy it at my local craft store all year. I thought it worked well for these.
Add whatever you wish and you have a sweet little basket. I think these would make great little May Day baskets or party favors. They would be really sweet at a tea too.
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