If you’ve ever seen an Easter basket made similarly to this one, I’m sure you’re like me and have wanted to make one! They are not only super simple, but they are affordable. Follow the steps below to make your own!
Making your own Easter basket out of boxes of candy is a fun little project. You can customize it with any candies, so it ends up being the ones your child loves. Best of all, this simple DIY takes just 30 minutes from beginning to end.
I recommend you visit your local Dollar Store to find the boxes of candy as they are just $1 each. Add in the few other items, and this is an affordable Easter basket on any budget.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CANDY EASTER BASKET
Four theater size boxes of candy
Hot Glue and Gun
Pen or Marker
Scissors or box cutter
Nerd Rope or Laffy Taffy
Easter Grass (or shred green construction paper to make your own)
Easter Basket toys or candy (basket filler)
Apply glue to the edges of your candy and glue them together to create a square (or rectangle, depending upon the sizes of your boxes). Caution — they can still move after you glue them together, so be careful!
Next, you need to add a bottom to the basket. Trace a piece of cardboard that is slightly larger than the size of the candy box you just created. Use a pen or marker to trace the edge. Cut it with either a box cutter or scissors on the INSIDE of the line you made. Doing so will ensure a better fit.
Add hot glue to the edge of the cardboard and then place the boxes on top. Hold it for around 20 – 30 seconds to ensure it holds.
Next, add hot glue to the ends of the Nerd Rope or Laffy Taffy and attach to the candy boxes to create the handle. Fill with Easter grass and other fun Easter gifts or candies.
These candy baskets are not only easy to make, but they are fun too!!