Come Easter, your kids will probably be focused on what's inside the basket: chocolate, jelly beans, small gifts, and other festive treats. And while any ol' store-bought option will do, consider one of these clever DIY Easter basket ideas for the toddler, kid, teen, or adult in life. This way they'll remember — and hopefully re-use — your creation for years to come. The bunny-shaped chocolates? Not so much...
If you have one of the Easter Bunny's pals at your house, he'll definitely stop by with treats. No ands, ifs, or buts about it.
First, use this basket to collect sweets. Then, leave it out on the table as an eye-catching centerpiece. To make, simply glue a variety of faux blooms around the base of the basket and top it off with a bow.
Your job: Stock up on foam letters, stickers, and ribbon. Your kid's job: everything else.
The holidays are a magical time for kids, which is why this mystical unicorn basket is fitting for your little one.
These mini totes are adorable and perfect for babies who aren't quite ready to participate in the family's annual egg hunt.
Looking for an Easter basket idea for teens? This glitzy gold version will them feel like the grown-up that they claim to be.
Believe it or not, you can actually mail a through USPS. After you decorate and fill the egg, tape it up and mail it to somebunny you love.
Dress up a simple Easter basket by wrapping yarn around the handle and letting a few tassels hang loose.
This clever Easter basket is perfect for adults who love home decor (plants, especially!) as much as they love chocolate.
If you're short on space — traveling to Grandma's, perhaps? — fill up mason jars with Easter candy. For an extra festive touch, top jars with a cheeky pair of bunny ears.
Upgrade a basic basket by decorating it with silk flowers and colored ribbon.
Say "thank you" to your Easter brunch hostess with a basket full of her favorite things (read: wine and chocolate).
These tiny baskets — made from plastic cups! — even make cute place card holders for brunch or dinner.
Transform a cheap pail into a cheerful Easter basket with your choice of craft paint and paper flowers.
Follow these easy DIY steps to make these adorable bunnies out of unused fry boxes.
Surprise your kids at lunch with these cute paper bag bunnies filled with Easter treats.
Instead of a traditional basket, try filling a gigantic plastic egg with Easter goodies this year.
This Easter basket is so beautiful that you should leave it on your table all season long.
Hand out small treats in these cute DIY carrot-shaped containers made from orange cardstock.
Let the basket do the talking: Stick twine-wrapped and paper-embellished eggs in this woodsy, moss-covered creation. To make, simply hot-glue craft-store moss to an inexpensive basket.
This no-sew version only requires four materials and very little time. We promise.
With a little bit of spray paint and felt, dress a plain wicker basket up like your favorite Disney characters.
We can picture this rustic basket in Chip and Joanna's house ... can you?
Your kids will be delighted with this homemade Easter basket that is — wait for it — completely edible. Fruity Pebbles for the win!
Instead of buying a basket that will only be used once a year, fill up a new pair of rain boots with small gifts this Easter.
Tie up this bunny's floppy ears to create the handle on this DIY tote.
Follow this free pattern to crochet an adorable Easter basket in the shape of a baby chick.
Instead of using a basket that will sit in storage until next year, try filling up toy trucks with treats that your kids will play with all year long.
Give guests a sweet send-off with cookies in craft-store berry baskets. Tape patterned scrapbook paper to baskets, and use the same paper for hangtags attached with twine.
To make this tower of treats, tape cut-to-fit craft paper around two empty 32-oz. yogurt cartons. Hot-glue an upside-down carton inside a large orchard basket, then glue a medium basket on top. Repeat with other carton and small basket. Finish it off with festive treats and plenty of chocolate!