DIY Candy Easter Basket

DIY CANDY EASTER BASKET – Never buy another Easter basket again that’s just going to go in the trash can. Make your own easter basket from candy packages & a couple basic supplies!

Easter basket made out of candy

Are you tired of buying Easter baskets every year just to either throw them in the trash, give them to goodwill, or let them collect dust in the back of your closet?

You should totally make your own DIY Candy Easter Basket!

What I love about these is that there are so many variations of it.  You can choose just one kind of candy, and make the whole basket out of that.  OR – you can mix up the candy selections a little.

Obviously, from the pictures, I chose the latter. A little Easter candy variety!

Easter baskets made from candy packages

They are super easy to make and you can fill them however you like.

Since the basket is made out of candy itself, you may not want to fill it with candy but then again, you might. If you are looking for some non-candy ideas to fill those Easter eggs with, here’s a great list for you!

What do I need to make these DIY Candy Easter Baskets?

It’s a relatively small list.

  • 4 candy packages of your choice, similar in size (or at least height)
  • clear packing tape
  • something to make a handle out of – I used a brown paper bag that I spray painted, cut into 3 strips, & braided

Ok. I’ve got my supplies – how do I assemble them?

(there’s a video tutorial at the bottom of this post!)

This project is so super easy!

First, let’s assemble the basket part.  Tape the candy, end to end, with clear packaging tape.  It holds very strong, & is nearly invisible.  Then, trace the bottom of the ‘basket’ on some cardboard.  Cut it out & adhere it to the bottom of the candy basket with clear packaging tape or spray adhesive.

Candy, scissors and tape

Candy packages taped together to make an easter basket

Now, time to make the handle.  You can do this a number of ways, but I chose to use something I had on hand.  A paper bag.

Scissors, blue spray paint, and a brown paper bag

I spray painted a portion of the bag that I wanted to use.  I love this ocean blue color. It’s my favorite & I always have a can on hand!

Wait for it to dry, & then clip it out.  You want the longest portion you can get.

Then, take that strip, and cut it into 3 or 4 thinner strips.  Tape the ends together with a small piece of clear tape.

3 strips of blue paper

Braid the little strips.  Tape each end inside the candy basket using clear packaging tape.  Fill with Easter grass.

Easter basket made from candy packages

Remember, the handle is decorative.  Don’t really try toting the basket that way!  The container of the basket is actually pretty sturdy so carry it like a box.

DIY candy easter basket

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