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7 Days of Paper Spring Decor: Flower Easter Basket

This simple flower basket is perfect for sharing treats this Easter.

It’s Day 2 of the 7 Days of Paper Decor Spring edition! In case you missed day 1, we made chunky farmhouse candlesticks here!

Today we are making a really fun springy Easter Basket. It looks like a flower! I love the textured petals.

And this simple flower Easter Basket is perfect for sharing an Easter treat with your loved ones!

Two paper easter baskets that look like flowers filled with shredded paper and egg candies.

Paper Easter Baskets

I love making little Easter baskets out of paper. They are perfect for delivering little treats. Or for setting a beautiful Easter table.

These flower shaped baskets are quick and easy to put together so you can whip up a bunch in no time!

Side view of the flower shaped baskets holding Easter treats.

And each basket uses only 2 sheets of paper. One piece of cardstock has the petal decorations printed on it and the outer layer is just a simple piece of colored paper.

So have fun making up loads of little flower baskets for a little pop of spring!

Close up view of the beautiful petal design on the inside of the paper flower baskets.

How to Make a Paper Flower Basket

Supplies:

  • Candlestick template
    • I am sharing the SVG & PDF in my subscriber library until 4/6/2020, then they will move to the shop. Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and gain access to all the freebies. If you already have your password, click here to download them.
  • Printer
  • Cardstock
  • Colored paper
  • Glue
    • I love using hot glue for my paper crafts since it dries fast and holds paper securely. 
  • Optional: Electronic cutting machineI love using my Silhouette Cameo to quickly cut out paper decor projects, but you can also use scissors.

Print and cut out the petal textured piece from a piece of cardstock.

Cutting out the flower basket SVG with the Silhouette Cameo cutting mat.

Then cut out a second flower basket piece without the printed design in it from the colored paper. If using an electronic cutting machine, delete the registration marks and just cut it out normally.

When removing the paper from the cutting mat, flip it over and remove the mat from the paper to keep it from curling.

Removing the paper from the cutting mat.

Fold along all the dotted lines.

Folding along the dotted lines on the printed and cut flower basket.

Start glueing the cardstock basket piece. Fold the flaps to the outside of the basket when you glue.

Glueing together the paper Easter Basket with a hot glue gun.

Then glue together the colored paper basket piece. This time, fold the flaps to the inside of the basket.

Glueing together the colored paper outer basket piece.

Curl the top of each petal over around a pencil so it opens up the basket and curls it under.

Curling the top of the flower petals over a pencil.

Repeat on the colored basket.

Curling over the petals on the outer basket.

Glue the cardstock basket inside the colored paper basket by placing a few dots of glue on the bottom of the cardstock basket. Then push it into the colored paper basket.

Adding glue to the bottom of the inside basket to glue into the outer basket.

To attach the handle, tuck the handle between the two baskets between two petals. Secure with glue. Then tuck the other side of the handle into the other side of the basket and glue.

Attaching the paper Easter Basket handle.

Now you are ready to fill your new paper Easter Basket. I love using crimped shredded paper and lots of candies!

These baskets make the perfect way to deliver any Easter or spring treat. They would even be perfect for holding a muffin or cupcake.

DIY Easter Basket that looks like a spring flower made out of paper.

And make sure to check back each day through the end of March to get 6 more paper decor projects to get your home ready for spring!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati
Close up of the flower easter basket with text overlay.
Close up view of the beautiful petal design on the inside of the paper flower baskets.

7 Days of Paper Spring Decor: Flower Easter Basket

Yield: 1 Basket
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1-$5

This simple flower Easter Basket is perfect for sharing an Easter treat with your loved ones!

Materials

  • Candlestick template
  • Cardstock
  • Colored paper
  • Glue

Tools

  • Printer
  • Printer
  • Optional: Electronic cutting machine
  • Optional: Electronic cutting machine
  • x-acto knife and scissor
  • x-acto knife and scissors

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out the petal textured piece from a piece of cardstock.
  2. Cut out a second flower basket piece, without the printed design, from colored paper. 
  3. Remove the paper from the cutting mat by flipping it over to keep it from curling.
  4. Fold along all the dotted lines.
  5. Glue the cardstock basket piece.
  6. Fold the flaps to the outside of the basket.
  7. Glue together the colored paper basket piece.
  8. Fold the flaps to the inside of the basket.
  9. Curl the top of each petal around a pencil so it curls it under.
  10. Repeat on the colored basket.
  11. Glue the cardstock basket inside the colored paper basket.
  12. Push it into the colored paper basket.
  13. Tuck the handle between the two baskets between two petals.
  14. Secure with glue.
  15. Tuck the other side of the handle into the other side of the basket and glue.

Did you make this project?

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Judy O'Dell

Friday 27th of March 2020

I got your email that this was fixed, but it is not. Sorry. Tried for two days cannot get to the file.

Kati

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Are you having trouble downloading it or accessing the library?

Julie

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Hi, love the basket but I couldn’t find a template??

Kati

Thursday 26th of March 2020

The templates are in the Subscriber Library. You will get a password when you sign up for the newsletter (if you are already signed up I include the password in the bottom of each email in case you forget). Scroll down a bit, it is in the Home Decor section.

Karen Sturdivant

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Thank you for the basket design but I don't see an SCG for the print and cut petal piece.

Kati

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Hi Karen! Thanks for letting me know, I accidentally uploaded the wrong file. The new one with the petal pattern is now in the library for you to download.

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