I found these baskets at Target for $3 each and knew they would be a fun craft. We decided decorate them with scrapbook paper for Easter baskets, but they will also be used the rest of the year too. They will be perfect to hold trinkets, art supplies and more. Let's get started!
You will need:
Cardboard basket- I found mine at Target
Scrapbook Paper- I used Now & Then from My Minds Eye
Optional: Wooden Monogram & paint
1. Pick 4 or 5 different styles of paper to use. Cut into squares or rectangles. Or any shape you want :)
2. Decide the order you want or just randomly place them onto the box. We decided a random pattern would be fun.
Put modge podge onto box and place your pieces of scrapbook paper on. Once you are done with one side, paint a coat of modge podge over the top of it to hold it into place.
3. On the sides with the handle, place your scrapbook paper pieces around the handles as best you can.
Cut an extra piece to go over the top to cover the box.
4. Once you have all sides done, paint one more coat of modge podge on the box.
Optional: Add a monogram onto basket. I hot glued the E onto the box so it would hold better. My son decided he wanted his letter E painted navy blue.
I made one for my daughter and added her monogram to her basket as well! I like how personalized these are and how easy this craft is for kids to do.
You can add some paper grass & eggs and you are all ready for Easter. After Easter is over- use the baskets to store your kid's favorite things, books or art supplies!
Any craft that is functional.. is awesome in my book!
Here are more Easter craft ideas:
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