How to: Make an Easter Basket with Green Crafting

Easter is on its way, it’s one of my favorite holidays. Every year we go to my aunt’s house for the greatest brunch ever. We have a french toast casserole, an egg casserole, hash browns, bacon, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit and so much more. Of course we have orange juice and mimosas as well.

My aunt likes us all to have a great time, so she gets everyone their own Easter basket and hides them around the house. Instead of an Easter egg hunt we have an Easter basket hunt. It really makes for a great day. If you’re a crafty person and you’re trying to keep a low-budget then here’s a great way to make an Easter basket with green crafting.

The supplies you need for a green crafted Easter basket are:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • A Shoe box
  • Glue or adhesive
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

This is such an easy craft for you to put together. All you need to do is take the lid off the shoe box and cut the sides off. Try to be a little neat as the sides will be used for your handle. Once all the sides are off you can wrap it with construction paper, ribbon or any material you want. After the handle is decorated you staple it to the bottom part of the shoe box to create your basket. Get creative now with the outside of the box. You can again use construction paper, ribbon, stickers and glitter. Let your kids help you out with the decorating, they’ll have a blast.

This is a great green crafting basket as all these materials are just lying around your house. Now for the really neat idea: instead of using the plastic green grass to fill the basket with you can use your garbage paper you’re about to throw out, put it through the shredder and create paper grass. How cool is that? You can use different shades of green paper or whatever paper you have lying around. When your basket is full of grass you can then add all the goodies and eggs.

Green crafting for Easter baskets, you can’t get smarter than that!

Here are some other Easter basket ideas:

Cute Easter Basket
Easter Basket Surprise
Fabric Easter Basket
Lilac and Lemon Cardstock Easter Basket
Mini Cupcake Easter Basket


  1. Cathy Smith says

    Love the idea of making an Easter Basket “green”. Thank you so much for the great tips. I go green in many ways, Before I throw something away, I look for a use for it. As a crafter, with just a little imagination, I come up with some great things. Reuse, recycle and help save our earth.

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