How to craft an Easter treats basket from paper

Make the perfect accessory for an Easter egg hunt with these super-sweet baskets – they’re just begging to be filled with chocolate treats! This DIY basket can be crafted from the bright or patterned papers from your stash, so are friendly on your pocket, too.

Papercraft easter baskets

Craft these adorable little baskets for your little egg hunters this Easter with our handy project. The baskets can be crafted from any coloured or patterned card, but we’d recommend choosing a heavyweight cardstock to endure all the to-ing and fro-ing of an Easter egg hunt! Be sure to add a little shredded tissue paper to your baskets, to prevent any eggs cracking prematurely.

We’ve decorated the baskets with punched flowers and zigzag borders, but you could add ribbon, gems or buttons to the baskets, or even a personalised name tag!

If you’re on the hunt for even more Easter papercraft projects, check out our Easter Egg party projects, here.

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Step 1

Use the template to transfer the basket shape onto polka dot paper and cut out. Score the dotted lines, then assemble the basket, gluing the flaps to hold it all in place.

Step 2

Cut a 3x28cm strip of contrasting polka dot paper. Glue the ends to either side of the inside of the basket to create a handle.

Step 3

Trim a zig-zag border from patterned paper and attach to the top of each side of the basket. Punch a flower from polka dot paper, punch a small circle from complementary coloured card and add to the centre. Attach the flower to one side of the basket as shown. Fill the basket with shredded tissue and nestle chocolate eggs or other seasonal treats on top.