I had seen a really expensive Easter basket online and couldn’t justify the price! I find it nice to have keepsake pieces, even if they are DIY. Then we can use them year after year. In our storage I keep a box for holiday decor because they are usually small so easy to reuse. I am so happy with how this Easter Bunny Basket DIY turned out! Next year I will sew a proper insert but this year is a no sew year.
Materials For DIY Basket
- Needles (preferably large needle)
- Embroidery Thread
- Canvas Material (something that will hold up if you are not sewing the insert)
- A Basket (thrifted from your local Salvation Army Thrift Store)
Step 1 – Mark Your Face
Figure out how the bunny face can work with the style of basket you have thrifted from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Remember we are not going for perfection here, estimate it the best you can.
Step 2 – Embroidery Thread
Using the embroidery thread and a large needle to create eyes, nose, whiskers and a mouth. I used black, white and pink since that is what I had in my craft kit.
Step 3 – Create An Insert
If you are happy with your bunny basket with the face alone, stop here! Keep it simple. If you’d like to have a small insert, what I did was cut a large rectangle and then cut an approximate shape in the basket. Since there is a lot of extra material I tried to make a bunny tail at the back and ended up gathering the material at the front with a small hand stitch.
Upcycled Salvation Army Thrift Store Basket DIY
Now this was a budget DIY project! I found the small basket at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store and the rest of the materials were in my craft box! The canvas was a piece I had thrifted from the Salvation Army Thrift Store for Evie and Poppy’s First Birthday Celebration! The total cost? $2.99 for the basket I thrifted! This is definitely an afforable, fun and easy Bunny Basket DIY.