Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 11, 2011

I love the sim­plic­ity of brown paper bags and think they make the per­fect Easter bas­kets. I remem­ber mak­ing them in grade school and being so excited to bring them home to show mom and dad. This bas­ket can be left plain or altered using pat­terned paper, stamps and inks or paint. You can care­fully use any of the many Fiskars bor­der punches to cre­ate gor­geous edges along the top of your bas­ket or you could take a hole punch and punch a hole just below where the scal­lop meets, thread a rib­bon through the holes and cre­ate a pretty bow by tying the two ends together. This sim­ple bas­ket has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties. I hope you share pho­tos of the bas­kets you cre­ate as I would love to see them.

Have fun creating.

Sup­plies Used: Lunch Size Paper Bag, Ruler, Pen­cil, Fiskars Cloud Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors (or scal­lop scis­sors), Straight Edge Scis­sors, Glue Stick


  • Using a pen­cil lightly draw an upside down “T” on the paper bag as shown below.

  • Using straight edge scis­sors trim the two ver­ti­cal lines (handle)
  • Using the cloud or scal­lop scis­sors trim the hor­i­zon­tal lines as shown below

  • If you want to stamp images onto your paper bag or cover it with pat­terned paper or paint now is the time to do so. It will be much eas­ier to alter before the han­dles have been attached together. You can also erase the pen­cil lines drawn onto the paper bag now.
  • Open up the paper bag. Now using a glue stick type adhe­sive bring the bot­tom han­dle down to where it meets with the base of the top han­dle piece as show below and attach to the han­dle piece on top.
  • Apply adhe­sive onto the back of the top han­dle piece and attach to the bot­tom han­dle piece.

Now you’re ready to fill it with Easter grass and good­ies. You could make one for each kid that attends Easter Brunch. They would be so cute sit­ting at the kids table dur­ing Easter Brunch hold­ing plas­tic eggs filled with treats, crayons and snacks to hold the kid­dies over until it’s time to eat.

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  • Name*Chloe

    This is a good idea :o)