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
- 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.