The Best Last Minute Easter Basket
Easter is just a week away, so I thought today was the perfect time for a post about a last minute Easter basket DIY. If you can’t remember where your Easter baskets are, or you just need an inexpensive but super cute way to hand out treats to teachers and neighbors, this post is for you!
This quick and easy Easter craft turns a paper bag into an Easter basket, plus I’m sharing a free printable design you can download and print on the bags. Voila — instant Easter “baskets”! (And don’t worry — I’ve got all the details for printing on bags below!)
There are so many things you can do with paper bags, from packing lunches to wrapping gifts, making book covers, and storing things (to name just a few), and best of all, they’re incredibly affordable.
How To Make A DIY Paper Bag Easter “Basket”
Step 1 – Print The Design On Your Paper Bag
To dress your bag up a little, I put together an Easter-themed design as this week’s free download that can print onto your paper bags (though you can also skip this step entirely — it’s up to you!) Download the file near the bottom of this post, then you’ll need to adjust a few setting in the Print menu.
Find the area where you can designate the paper size, then enter the dimensions of your paper bag mine was 5 inches by 10 1/2 inches. (You can also select A5 paper, which is close enough to the size of a standard paper bag. You don’t have to be super precise here!)
I recommend doing a test print to determine the right way to feed the bag into the paper tray of your printer. (With my printer, I ended up feeding the bags in open end first with the folded side facing up, but it might be different for yours!)
Step 2 – Add Finishing Touches And Make The Handle
If you have standard brown paper bags, the black design really pops as it is! With white paper bags, it might be fun to color in the design with colored pencils or crayons (a fun project for the little ones, perhaps?).
Finally, make two cuts starting at the open end of the bag that curve outward toward the side of the bag, leaving a 2-3 inch wide strip at the top. Open the bag, then tape or staple the ends of those strips together to make the handle, and you’re done!
Looking for more Easter ideas? Check out all of my Easter ideas here!
Have you tried making a non-traditional Easter basket?