Creating a nice Easter basket can be trickier than finding good Christmas presents! Not only do you need to fill the basket with nice little gifts, but you also have to make sure the basket itself is visually appealing. I usually get empty Easter baskets from the store to fill for my kids, but this year they all seemed kind of plain to me. So I figured, why not use my DIY skills to make some cute custom Easter baskets this year! All you need is a few inexpensive materials to make this DIY Picket Fence Easter Basket!
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I like to fill my kids’ Easter baskets with a mix of food treats and non-candy gifts. I usually can pick up some inexpensive toys in Target’s Dollar Spot or in the dollar store. Amazon also has a good selection of inexpensive Easter basket stuffers. While I like to save the majority of the Amazon gift cards I earn through Perk for Christmas, I do use a few of them to get some cute, small Easter toys and treats from Amazon!
DIY Picket Fence Easter Basket
5″ cardboard craft box
28 jumbo craft sticks
Kelly green spray paint
White craft paint
Green faux grass or Easter grass
Hot glue/hot glue gun
1. Lay out some newspapers in a well ventilated area. Put your craft box on them and spray paint it green. Let dry.
2. While your box is drying, paint all 28 craft sticks white and let dry.
4. Then cut the ends off of 8 white craft sticks carefully with scissors and glue them horizontally across your vertical white craft sticks, leaving an inch or two in between.
This Easter gift basket doesn’t have to be used as an actual gift basket. You could also just place it on a table and fill it was snacks for an Easter party!