30 Mar

DIY: Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets”

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

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…

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

(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)

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!


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

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

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!

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

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Mel - in Mich! SAYS:

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

March 30, 2009 at 7:34 am

Erin SAYS:

Absolutely adorable!

March 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

Davids SAYS:

April 12 is right around the corner!!!

March 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Debbie SAYS:

Cute cute cute idea!


March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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!

March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

southern hostess SAYS:

So cute! I love the papers!

March 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Lyndsay SAYS:

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


March 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Lisa SAYS:


March 31, 2009 at 4:04 am

[email protected] At Home SAYS:

this is so cute!….and creative!….and different!

March 31, 2009 at 5:57 am

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:


Or go here to sign up:


Hope to see you! Thanks :)

Amanda @ http://www.kiddio.org

March 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks, Amanda! Will do :)

April 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

katef SAYS:

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

April 7, 2009 at 3:05 am

craftygal SAYS:

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

April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

megan SAYS:

these pots are so cool i am going home to make one… :)

March 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

Caroline SAYS:

What a cute idea! I love the idea of being able to use all those pieces of scrapbook paper that haven’t found a home.

April 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm
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