Mini Cupcake Easter Baskets
These mini Easter baskets from Anjeanette of Roots and Wings Co. are so clever. They use cupcake liners and are just the perfect size for an individual Easter egg, whether plastic or real! Give as favors or write names on the plastic Easter eggs and use for decorative Easter place-cards. Decorating for Easter brunch parties and Easter dinners can be difficult. You want to keep things simple, but adding a little bit of DIY flair is a must.
Charm your guests with these DIY Easter basket ideas. Cheap and insanely simple, these teeny tiny Easter basket crafts are subtle cuties who leave a lasting impression. Requiring only 4 materials, you will be surprised how quickly these crafts come together.
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How to Make Cupcake Liner Easter Baskets
- 1 piece of patterned paper
- 1 piece of contrasting paper
- 1 king-sized cupcake liner
- 1 regular cupcake liner
- Cut a strip of the patterned paper about 1 inch tall. I use the whole width of the paper and cut it to size in a bit.
- Cut the contrasting paper about 1/4 inch taller than the patterned paper. Stack the contrasting paper behind the patterned paper, and using a good paper glue (non-buckling glue), glue them together. Glue them into a circle the same diameter as the bottom of your cupcake liner. Cut it if it is too long.
- Slip the cupcake liner into the circle and glue into place.
- To make the handle cut a strip of the patterned paper about 1/4 inch wide. Cut the contrasting paper about 3/4 inch wide.
- Stack the patterned paper on top of the contrasting paper and using the same good paper glue, glue down the center of the contrasting paper.
- Glue the bottom of the handle into the bottom of the basket. The glue will be hidden.
- Take your regular cupcake liner and glue to the inside of the basket. You just want to glue the bottom and let the sides conform to the inside of the basket.
- The inside is nicely lined and you don't see any glue.
- Now the cute little basket needs a little dressing up. My Mom showed us how to make these bows when we were little. Since she was over, I decided to use her hands to demonstrate. Take a length of ribbon (for this, I used about 8 inches) and wrap the middle around your assistant's fingers like so:
- Cross the ribbon under their fingers. Bring the ribbon up between their fingers above and below the twist
- Tie in a knot. Take the ribbon off your assistant's fingers and you have a nice little bow. Trim the ends if needed.
- Attach the bow to your handle, stuff it with some grass and place a filled egg, or a chocolate bunny in it. These would be adorable filled with chocolate bunnies and set at each person's place setting at the Easter table.
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