If you’ve ever seen an Easter basket made similarly to this one, I’m sure you’re like me and have wanted to make one! They are not only super simple, but they’re cheap (this whole basket, filler candy and grass included cost about $8.50 total) and adorable! Follow the steps below to make your own!
First you will need four theatre sized candy. We used two square shaped, and two rectangle shaped boxes to make our basket. The best thing to do is line them up in the store, and make sure your square boxes are almost identical in height and length, and do the same with your rectangular boxes. For your handle you can use a long Laffy Taffy, or a Nerd Rope – any long, rope-shaped candy will do the trick. Once you have those, you can also purchase some basket fillers and some easter grass.
Next, you will need to get your hot glue gun out. Glue the edges of your boxes together into the basket shape. They will be pretty wiggly at this point, so be careful.
Next, you will need a piece of scrap cardboard that’s slightly larger than the candy you just glued together. Using a writing utensil, trace around the outside of the boxes. Using a box knife or scissors, cut around the INSIDE of the line you just traced for a better fit. Hot glue around the entire edge of the cardboard (do this quickly so your glue doesn’t cool before you’ve attached your candy boxes) and place the candy boxes firmly on top. Press firmly on top of the candy boxes for about twenty seconds. Using hot glue, glue the edges of the candy rope to the top edges of the candy boxes (I glued mine to the center of the rectangle boxes on the inside edge.) Then fill with candy grass and basket fillers, and you’re finished! They’re so much fun to do, and so simple!