This 10 Minute Floral Easter Basket can be made for only $10 and, as an added bonus, it’s so pretty your flower lovers will want to use it year round!
I really wish they still had Supermarket Sweep. Remember that show where it was in this little grocery store and 3 pairs of contestants would guess prices of stuff in the store and things like that all culminating to the very ending where they would run madly around the store to put as many of the most expensive things they could find in the store into their cart? And there were always serious product placements in the big money items, remember that, too? If you were lucky somebody wiped out in their haste turning a sharp corner with a cart full of hams (big ticket item!). It was all good fun and as I kid I really, really wanted to be on it :) If you need a reminder here’s a YouTube video of the final sweep, the most exciting part of the show!
Realizing that it had been quite some time since I’d gone grocery shopping without Mr. Rob in tow, I decided to be leisurely about the whole thing and see if there were any new items that I didn’t know I absolutely needed, yet! And when I got to the holiday section I as super excited because I could just stay in that aisle and mess up all of their neatly placed Easter baskets for sale while trying to figure out how I could turn 1 into a project for the blog, here. I seriously did mess up that section because I could NOT get those baskets to go back together again so they were shoved in EVERYWHERE!
Once I picked out a pretty pink and green basket I then started making the rounds thinking of how to DIY them. My goal was to spend no more than $10 per basket because let’s be honest, you’re not going to want to spend $40 on an Easter basket, are you?
For the basket you see here today I grabbed a few handfuls of fake flowers that were less than a dollar a bundle and then made my way across the store to smell shampoos for 10 minutes :) When I got home I whipped this sucker out in 10 minutes. Not bad, right? 10 minutes and 10 bucks?
Want to easily make this gorgeous $10 Floral Easter Basket your flower lover is going to want to use the whole rest of the year as pretty room decor?
For this project you will need:
- Green Easter basket
- Low-temperature hot glue gun
- Wire nippers
- Fake flowers (see notes below for some guidance)
At the store, they had solid baskets but I couldn’t find a green one that had a nice shape. They were all wonky so I instead found a nicely shaped mostly green one knowing I’ve got lots of green paint in the craft stash!
First, we will want the base of our basket to be all green. Since you can shop around you can always avoid this step but if you’ve gotta do it a really thin coat of craft acrylic will brush on super quickly and can be dried almost instantly with a hairdryer. Boom! Time to start adding those pretty flowers!
When selecting your florals it is a good idea to consider the shape and size. Grab some greenery, like my fern leaves, then get a middle-sized flower, like these daffodils, now you need a slightly larger flower, like the tulips and finish it out with a flower that is long and skinny (I had my heart set on baby’s breath but they didn’t have any). I purchased these 4 different types of fake flowers, 2 bundles of each for just under a buck apiece.
Grab a pair of wire cutters and snip your fake flowers so that you only have 1-2 inches of wire “stem” attached to them.
Starting with your greenery hot glue on the outside of the basket but near the top. Definitely, go low-temp hot glue because that hot business is going to figure out a way through the weave to burn the dickens out of you otherwise!
Grab your middle-sized flower, keeping the leaves that came with them attached and evenly space them around your basket in approximately the middle of the greenery. Like on the greenery that came before it, vary the direction of the flowers to keep things interesting. Glue each flower in place.
Now grab your biggest flowers. They are likely going to do better nearer the top of the basket’s edge but toss one down a little lower for some visual interest. Shove these flowers, with their leaves attached, in around and glue them in place trying to space them somewhat evenly around the diameter.
Finish up with your long and skinny flowers, shoving them in here and there to fill in gaps and in places where you can create visual interest. If things are getting very full, you might want to omit the leaves attached to these flowers so you’ll stop adding bulk. Glue each flower however you can… if it’s very full you might actually glue these last flowers to other flowers rather than the basket and that’s okay, too :)
Filled with inexpensive green fake grass left over from last year (save that stuff and reuse it, people!) this lovely basket weighed in at $9.64 and it definitely doesn’t look like a cheapie buck basket, does it?
While I have no little kids to test her out I did smash it around a bit with my hands and smacked it on my leg as I walked while swinging it, trying to think of how kids might manhandle the thing and the whole beautiful thing stayed blissfully intact. It wasn’t until my cat Maybe came along that things started to go wrong for my $10 floral Easter basket but Maybe tears up everything and it’s why she doesn’t get to have nice things :)