Easter egg hunts are a popular part of this fun and cheery holiday. Whether you attend your local egg hunt in the park or host your own in your backyard, this is the perfect Easter basket for holding decorated Easter eggs and chocolate Easter treats.
To personalize each basket, cut out child's name from felt and glue to the other side on the white felt. Buy extra felt when at the craft store. It's inexpensive and having many different colors on hand is great for impromptu craft projects! Look for ribbon to go on sale and stock up. Ribbon rolls that can cost $4.00 - $5.00 often go on sale for $1.00
First, wrap felt around the basket without gluing to see how much you will need. For our basket we used two sheets of white felt, folded in half lengthwise.
Once you know how much felt you'll need, start gluing it in place using a hot glue gun. Start at the rim and work your way downward, gluing any excess felt to the bottom of the basket.
Trim any edges that overlap too much and then glue them down.
Follow the same idea with the pink felt before gluing to see how much you will need to line the basket. White craft glue works best for this step. We used one sheet cut in half lengthwise for the inside and cut out an oval from another sheet to glue to the bottom. To get the measurement for this, simply place the basket onto your felt and trace the bottom with a pencil before cutting it out.
To cover the overlaps around the rim, use a colorful wide ribbon. Glue it in place with hot glue as you go.
To cover the handle, tack the beginning of the blue ribbon to the bottom inside of the handle. Start wrapping it around the handle, pulling snug as you go. Stop and tack with hot glue about four or five times to eliminate the possibility of it unraveling. Glue in place at the other end of the handle and trim if needed.
Using some colorful ribbon, tie bows at the bottom of the handle on each end - this will cover any "messy" spots.
Cut out ovals (eggs) from the pastel colored felt scraps. Using white craft glue, glue them to the white felt across the front of the basket.
Optionally, you can tie a ribbon to the top of the handle that matches the ribbon on the rim.