DIY Floral Easter BasketEaster baskets are not just for kids. And not just for gathering Easter eggs! They can also be used in your spring and Easter decor. But not your traditional woven, bright-colored, store bought Easter basket. No, no, no, let’s go for something more mature. More natural. Let’s DIY a floral Easter basket!

And it all starts with a little bucket that costs less than $2…

DIY Floral Easter BasketSupplies:
Small metal bucket (5″ metal planter)
Styrofoam disc (4×2)
Moss roll
Jute Twine
Various floral picks
2 tall floral picks
Bunny pick

Not shown: Hot glue gun and needle nose pliers

DIY Floral Easter Basket You won’t even recognize this little bucket when we’re finished with this tutorial. I purposely chose a bucket with no handles because we are going to create handles with 2 tall floral picks. These are Bell of Ireland, but any tall floral picks will do. I love that these are green so they will blend in with the bucket later and not take away from what will be inside the bucket. It also turns our bucket into a basket.

Trim wire on picks to ~2″. Don’t toss excess wire we just trimmed off! We’ll use it again in a minute.

Hot glue the wire on picks to the sides of the bucket.

Wrap the bucket and wire with the twine, using hot glue to keep it in place.

DIY Floral Easter Basket Trim a short length of wire (~1″) from what was just removed from the tall floral picks.

Use needle nose pliers to bend the wire into a C-shape. Bring the tops of the two tall floral picks together and wrap the wire around them and tighten it to keep the ends together.

Manipulate the wire in the stems of the picks to give them a rounded look at the top.

DIY Floral Easter Basket
The moss roll is 6×36″ and the bucket is ~5″ tall. Wrap the moss around the bucket, hot gluing as you go. Keep the top of the moss slightly higher than the lip of the bucket.

You should be able to wrap the moss around the bucket twice which will completely cover any holes in the moss and hide the bucket.

Trim excess moss around bottom edge of the bucket as needed with an old pair of scissors so that the bucket will sit flat.

Note: The moss is messy! Protect your work surface as you handle it. When finished hot gluing and trimming, give the bucket a good shake to remove excess loose moss.

DIY Floral Easter BasketRemove plastic from Styrofoam and place inside the bucket. It should fit perfectly into the bottom.

Use needle nose pliers to remove individual stems from floral picks. Start with the tall flowers (Mini Delphinium), placing them into the foam. Fill in with the shorter flowers (Camellia and Ranunculus).

The idea is NOT to see into the bucket so keep everything closely packed.

DIY Floral Easter Basket
Finish off the basket by adding the bunny pick and nestling it in the flowers.

DIY Floral Easter BasketThis would be a great centerpiece for the Easter table or even just your spring table. The bunny can easily be removed so you can use this decor all spring long!

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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.

    4 Comments

  1. Teresa B March 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM Reply

    Beautiful, you did a great job!

    If you have time, I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/03/welcome-to-the-really-crafty-link-party-11.html).

  2. Jenny March 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM Reply

    Completely fabulous. I have a bucket like that that sits in the garage. Now I am glad I saved it because I want to make one! I would love it if you would stop by Paintyourselfasmile.com and share this project at our Celebrate Your Story link party! – wishing you a blessed week – Jenny

  3. Oh My Heartsie Girl March 23, 2016 at 8:25 AM Reply

    How darling this turned out, Happy Easter!!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!

  4. Theresa @DearCreatives March 29, 2016 at 9:42 PM Reply

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

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