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.
Cut four slits in the plate, as shown in the picture. Make sure the slits line up with each other.
Create the bottom of your basket by folding the edges of the plate in at the slits.
Paper clip the edges together to form the sides of your basket. The slits will become the corners of your basket.
Staple or glue the sides together, once you’re happy with the way they look.
Trim the top of the basket with a pair of scissors or pinking shears.
Now, cut a handle out of a second paper plate, and attach it to the basket.
Finish by decorating your Easter basket with a bow or other embellishments. You may want to secure the ribbon with a little glue or tape, just to keep it from sliding off the basket.
- 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.