It’s finally spring and with Easter less than a week away, it is time to start thinking about Easter baskets. There are many different ways to make a stylish Easter basket but this one in particular is super cute and can also be used in place of a gift bag to give a hostess gift. I also like that can be used to hold flowers or loose items. This design is the spring version of my decorative pail.
- 1 28oz food can – paper removed and cleaned
- White spray paint
- Pink felt
- Easter flower ornaments
- Decorative ribbon
- Thin green satin ribbon
- 1 metal handle from a take-out container
- Wine dork
- Pink Shredded Paper
- Press together the top of the can with your hands to make the top into an oval shape.
- Draw marks on opposite sides of the can, about ¼ inch from the top, where the handle will be inserted.
- Place the can on a hard surface and hammer a nail into each of the marked areas to make a hole.
- Spray paint the can and cork white. Let dry.
- Cut a piece of the patterned and green ribbon the length to wrap around the can plus 1/2 inch for overlap. Attach it to the top rim of the can with craft glue.
- Attach small pieces of ribbon to the to the center front of the can to make the flower stems.
- With pliers, straighten the hook ends of the handle and insert the ends into the holes in the can. Bend the hooks back in to secure.
- Make a cut in one long side of the cork and slide it onto the handle. Use craft glue to secure it in place and fill in the cut side with glue.
- Attach the flower ornaments to the top of the stems with craft glue. Make loops with small pieces of ribbon to make the leaves and attach with craft glue.
- Trace the bottom of the can onto the felt and cut out. Glue to the bottom of the can with craft glue.
- Fill the can with shredded tissue to complete your Easter Pail.