A simple way to save on Easter baskets? Shrink them down to a reasonable size. This paper plate Easter basket has just enough room for a few pieces of candy and a couple toys.
Here’s how it’s made:
Step 1: Cut four slits in the plate, as shown in the picture. Make sure the slits line up with each other.
Step 2: Create the bottom of your basket by folding the edges of the plate in at the slits.
Step 3: Paper clip the edges together to form the sides of your basket.
Step 4: Staple or glue them in place, once you’re happy with the way they look.
Step 5: Trim the top of the basket with a pair of scissors or pinking shears.
Step 6: Now, cut a handle out of a second paper plate, and attach it to the basket.
Step 7: Finish by decorating your Easter basket with a bow or other embellishments.
- Need to make more than one? Save time by stacking several plates together and making all of your cuts at once
- Use these baskets throughout the year. They’re an excellent stand in for party favor bags and small gift bags.