Felt Easter basket
This no-sew felt Easter basket is quick, easy and inexpensive to make, especially when you use items left over from other projects.
Stiffened felt is lightweight yet sturdy enough to make a basket that will hold any goodies the Easter bunny might leave.
Our instructions to measure, cut and glue just six pieces of felt together will have it made in a flash. In fact, you could cut a pattern out of card stock and set up an assembly line to make several at a time.
How to make a felt Easter basket
how to make a felt Easter basket
- stiffened felt, cut 8″ x 8″ for the basket bottom
- 4 pieces stiffened felt, each cut 7″ x 5″ for the sides
- stiffened felt, cut 1″ x 12″ for the handle
- ruler and pencil
- hot glue gun
- burlap and ribbon
- embellishments (optional)
- Measure and cut pieces of felt for the bottom, sides and handle of the basket.
- Measure and lightly mark a one-inch seam allowance all the way around the 8″ x 8″ felt basket bottom. Make a 1″ snip at each corner to allow the edges of the felt to bend. Bend the edges upward and hot glue into place, forming a tray.
- Use the 7″ x 5″ pieces of felt to form a square around the tray. These will be the sides of the basket. Glue shorter ends together and glue bottom edges to the tray. Press firmly to ensure they adhere.
- Glue handle to the inside of basket. Wrap and glue burlap and ribbon around the basket, add desired embellishments, fill with raffia, trinkets and candy.
Regular felt can be used but stiffened felt is sturdy enough to retain its shape.