These mini Easter baskets from Anjeanette of Roots and Wings Co. are so clever. They use cupcake liners and are just the perfect size for an individual Easter egg, whether plastic or real! Give as favors or write names on the plastic Easter and use for decorative Easter place-cards.
- 1 piece of patterned paper
- 1 piece of contrasting paper
- 1 king-sized cupcake liner
- 1 regular cupcake liner
- Cut a strip of the patterned paper about 1 inch tall. I use the whole width of the paper and cut it to size in a bit.
- Cut the contrasting paper about 1/4 inch taller than the
patterned paper. Stack the contrasting paper behind the patterned
paper, and using a good paper glue (non-buckling glue), glue them
together. Glue them into a circle the same diameter as the bottom of
your cupcake liner. Cut it if it is too long.
- Slip the cupcake liner into the circle and glue into place.
- To make the handle cut a strip of the patterned paper about 1/4 inch wide. Cut the contrasting paper about 3/4 inch wide.
- Stack the patterned paper on top of the contrasting paper and
using the same good paper glue, glue down the center of the contrasting
- Glue the bottom of the handle into the bottom of the basket. The glue will be hidden.
- Take your regular cupcake liner and glue to the inside of the
basket. You just want to glue the bottom and let the sides conform to
the inside of the basket.
- The inside is nicely lined and you don't see any glue.
- Now the cute little basket needs a little
up. My Mom showed us how to make these bows when we were little. Since
she was over, I decided to use her hands to demonstrate. Take a length
of ribbon (for this, I used about 8 inches) and wrap the middle around
your assistant's fingers like so:
- Cross the ribbon under their fingers. Bring the ribbon up between their fingers above and below the twist
- Tie in a knot. Take the ribbon off your assistant's fingers and you have a nice little bow. Trim the ends if needed.
- Attach the bow to your handle, stuff it with some grass and place a filled egg, or a bunny in it. These would be adorable filled with chocolate bunnies and set at each person's place setting at the Easter table.