30 Mar

DIY: Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets”

DIY: Terra Cotta Easter Baskets

If you’re looking for a quick & easy Easter craft/centerpiece idea, these Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets” only take a few minutes and will look super cute on your Easter table! Added bonus: they’re really inexpensive! All you need are small terra cotta pots in various sizes, scrapbook paper, “grass” filler, and any embellishments you want to add (optional).

Get step-by-step details after the jump…

DIY: Terra Cotta Easter Baskets

TERRA COTTA EASTER BASKETS
(please note: for decorative purposes only)

For Each Basket, You’ll Need:
Small Terra Cotta Pot around 5-6″ or smaller
Double-sided *scrapbook paper in 2 coordinating patterns & colors
Easter grass filler
Glue and glue dots or tape
Small artificial flowers and butterflies (optional)

Directions
Cut a strip from the scrapbook paper that is the same width and length as the rim of the pot and attach it to the rim with glue. (Depending on the diameter of your pot, 2 strips of paper might be necessary to cover the entire rim.)

Cut another long strip of paper (also the same width as the rim) from your other paper pattern. Bend the paper to create a “handle” and use glue dots or tape to attach both ends of the strip to the inside of the pot.

Add the grass to the pot.

Embellish the “basket” with artificial flowers and butterflies. (optional)

Fill with egg-shaped candies or other Easter treats!

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*The 3 papers used here images are all from the Craft Fair collection by American Crafts™.

DIY: Terra Cotta Easter Baskets

You can also paint the pots a different color before adding the paper. It will most likely require 2-3 coats to fully cover. If you end up making some of these yourself, I’d love to see how they turn out!

DIY: Terra Cotta Easter Baskets

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36Comments

1
Mel - in Mich! SAYS:

my friend just gave me some wheatgrass seeds. How perfect, just my level of crafty-ness!

Reply March 30, 2009 at 7:34 am

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Erin SAYS:

Absolutely adorable!

Reply March 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

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Davids SAYS:

April 12 is right around the corner!!!

Reply March 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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Debbie SAYS:

Cute cute cute idea!
Thanks!

http://www.itsallabouto.blogspot.com

Reply March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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Jen Kent SAYS:

I’m for sure doing these! I love them… love HWTM!! Where do I send the pics of mine once I’m finished?
Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Reply March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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southern hostess SAYS:

So cute! I love the papers!

Reply March 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Jen –
You can send them to info@hwtm.com :)

Reply March 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

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Lyndsay SAYS:

I LOVE THIS. I have all of these things on hand..I may make some tomorrow!!! Thanks for the idea!!

http://lyndsxo-glamourmoms.blogspot.com/

Reply March 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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Lisa SAYS:

Adorable!

Reply March 31, 2009 at 4:04 am

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Chris@Celebrations At Home SAYS:

this is so cute!….and creative!….and different!
http://www.celebrationsathome.blogspot.com

Reply March 31, 2009 at 5:57 am

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Donna SAYS:

Hi Jenn,

I don’t think you have been getting my emails! I would love to be featured as a real party. Let me know when it might be up so that I can link it from my blog :)

Donna
donna@partywishesscv.com

Reply March 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

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Amanda @ www.kiddio.org SAYS:

What a fun idea! I’m hosting an Easter kid craft Jamboree over at my blog, Kiddio, and I’d love to be able to include your post. Come check out the details at:

http://www.kiddio.org/2009/03/announcing-kid-craft-jamboree.html

Or go here to sign up:

http://www.kiddio.org/2008/01/jamboree-1-submission-form.html

Hope to see you! Thanks :)

Amanda @ http://www.kiddio.org

Reply March 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks, Amanda! Will do :)

Reply April 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

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katef SAYS:

Wow these look amazing.. and so simple even I could do it!

Reply April 7, 2009 at 3:05 am

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craftygal SAYS:

super-cute! I love this, thanks for sharing!

Reply April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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