How To Make A Paper Easter Basket

Create a Paper Easter Basket to give to teachers, friends, co-workers, and even your own kids! Fill them up and have fun blessing someone with an awesome treat!

The Paper Easter Basket is incredibly inexpensive to make considering the impact it gives. I have even used these Paper Easter Baskets as Spring Birthday gifts by simply adding a gift card. How fun is that?

Create a Paper Easter Basket to give to teachers, friends, co-workers, and even your own kids! Fill them up and have fun blessing someone with an awesome treat! The Paper Easter Basket is incredibly inexpensive to make considering the impact it gives.

How to Make a Paper Easter Basket

Supplies: These supplies may not be the exact supplies I’ve used as mine have been around a while and things just keep getting better! This post contains affiliate links. Disclosure.


Cut one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock down to a 9 x 9 inch square.

Paper Easter Basket

Score the 9 x 9 inch square at the 3 inch and 6 inch mark in both directions making a tic-tac-toe shape.

Paper Easter Basket

Fold each of the score lines using a bone folder for a crisp fold.


Cut on two lines up to the middle section and do the same on the opposite side. You will have four three inch cuts.

Paper Easter Basket

Use a corner rounder to round each corner for a finished look.

Paper Easter Basket

Make a one inch wide basket handle with a wave cutter using the longest piece of scrap paper from your 12 x 12 sheet (it will be 12 inches long). You could also cut your own wavy handle!

Paper Easter Basket

Hole punch each end of the basket handle with a 1/16″ hole punch (fits an eyelet).

Paper Easter Basket

Take one side of your 9 x 9 inch square and pull the two outside edges up over the center square making sure to overlap.

Paper Easter Basket

Use the 1/16″ hole punch to punch a hole where the three pieces of paper overlap.

Line one end of the basket handle up between the middle and outer layers and insert eyelet.

Paper Easter Basket

Set the eyelet using an eyelet setter.

Paper Easter Basket

Repeat the last three steps for the opposite side.

Wow! You’re done! Finished! Good Job!

Paper Easter Basket

Add a little grass and a few treats!

Paper Easter Basket

Aren’t you feeling accomplished? Look how easy that was!

Have fun blessing people with a basket full of fun!


Oh my goodness! I just made my first YouTube How To! That was a little intimidating. Tell me what you think!

How To Make a Paper Easter Basket


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