How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Basket

Make a Paper Plate Easter Basket

By Erin Huffstetler | 03/30/2017 | 2 Comments
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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.

How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Basket

What You’ll Need:

Paper plates
A stapler
Scissors
Paper clips
Pinking shears (optional)
ribbon and other embellishments

What You Do:

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 1

Cut four slits in the plate, as shown in the picture. Make sure the slits line up with each other.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 2

Create the bottom of your basket by folding the edges of the plate in at the slits.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 3

Paper clip the edges together to form the sides of your basket. The slits will become the corners of your basket.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 4

Staple or glue the sides together, once you’re happy with the way they look.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 5

Trim the top of the basket with a pair of scissors or pinking shears.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 6

Now, cut a handle out of a second paper plate, and attach it to the basket.

Paper Plate Easter Basket: Step 7

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.

Paper Plate Easter Basket GIF

Here’s a quick recap of the steps. Quick and easy!

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Comments

  1. Oh, those baskets would also be awesome for taking small children berry picking! No splinters like with the wooden baskets and no guilt when it is time to throw it away. I have eight grandchildren of berry picking age so this will be very helpful. Thanks!

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