Make Mini DIY Easter Baskets Out of Plastic Cups
I have to say, these mini plastic cup DIY Easter baskets are one of my most favorite Easter crafts I have done so far! I used the infamous red Solo cups that were left over from an event that I had at my Couples Olympics party.
Here is what you’ll need:
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First cup your plastic cup to the desired depth. I used a pair of fantastic scissors, the Fiskar’s amplify scissors. They just made cutting so much cleaner and smoother.
Next cut three pieces of twine for the handle. Use Mod Podge to dip the ends and glue it to your cup. I positioned it close to the bottom. Allow it to harden a little. I made several baskets so I prepped the rest of my materials as I waited for the glue to dry.
Next, braid your handle and glue the other side. It will look like this.
Since I was making several baskets, again I did steps 1-3 to wait for the glue to dry. Once the handle glue is slightly dry, brush on a generous amount of Mod Podge around the entire outside of the cup. Wrap the twine around the cup starting at the base.
Once you reach the end, seal the tip with Mod Podge, ideally at the base of the handle for a clean look. I added little craft bows with more Mod Podge.
Lastly, fill your Easter baskets with grass and Easter chocolates! I filled mine with chocolate foiled eggs. I also added a little pink felt bird that I glued onto a toothpick because I thought it was so darn cute!
Here are a couple more pictures! I hope you try it out.
Note: This article was originally written in March 2015, but since been updated and improved.