Mini Easter Egg Basket

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

Raise your hand if you love all things miniature?! I knew I wasn’t the only one! It’s hard to resist something tiny and cute, anything tiny and cute. I once almost bought a house, despite the fact that the backyard looked out on a KFC drive thru, just because it had this wee room off of one of the bedrooms that would have been the perfect little…something. I never really got as far as what I would use it for. I just liked the fact that it was there.

Thankfully, someone with better sense talked me out of that one, but I still love all things tiny. Which is where the inspiration for this project came from. We are going to be out of town for Easter this year, and instead of trying to drag the kid’s much used Easter Baskets along on the trip, I thought it would be fun to create a mini version of the traditional basket for an Easter morning on the go.

They would also be just plain cute in a dolled up egg carton as an Easter Centerpiece. Or hanging from some forced branches. Or just sitting in pretty little egg cups. Really, they are pretty much cute wherever they are!

Here’s what you need:

Craft paper or cardboard eggs
Scrapbook paper
Craft paint in a coordinating color

Mod Podge
Foam brushes
Craft knife and/or scissors

Cut the small end of the egg off, about 1/3 of the way down the side. Smooth the edges out with the scissors and discard the top.

Paint the outside of the egg. This is optional but just in case a sliver here or there shows through, it’s nice to have a coordinating color instead of the plain old brown.

Cut the paper into thin (between 1/4 and 1/2 an inch and 5 inches long). Coat the underside of one strip with Modge Podge and center in on the bottom of the egg, working up to the cut edge and smoothing as you go and wrapping the paper up over the edge and inside the egg.

Continue this process until the entire egg is covered and dry.

Coat both sides of one of the thinner strips of paper with Modge Podge, and using the clothespin, clip the ends together and allow to dry. This will be the basket handle.

Once the handle and the egg are dry, trim the handle, which should now be fairly stiff, and glue the ends inside the egg. Stuff the egg with ribbon or Easter Grass and charm away!

What kind of basket do you have for Easter Morning egg hunts?

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

4 thoughts on “Mini Easter Egg Basket

  1. Julie Griffith

    These are darling and my girls and I loved making them! We used plastic eggs that had lost their matches and they turned out great. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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