Last minute DIY Easter baskets



Easter is almost here, and if you suddenly realized that you need to magically produce Easter baskets and grass in a mere 2 days, this post is for you! 

You can make great DIY baskets and grass yourself.  You don’t even need to find the time to fit in a last minute dash to the store.  No sifting through their pitiful leftover basket selection.  No driving to a second store because the first one was out of that pesky plastic “grass.”

2 days til Easter


We sifted through the sea of internet inspiration to bring you these – 8 great last minute DIY Easter basket and grass ideas.  The best part is that all of them can be made using items you probably already have!


  1. Painted Mason Jar Baskets

Hand painted mason jars can be simple as solids like these lovely pastels from DarlinsCraftyDesigns on Etsy.  

Easter basket pastel painted mason jars


If you have a bit more time, try some colorful egg-inspired prints like these on Mason Jar Crafts Love.


Easter basket pastel painted mason jars egg print


2. Fabric Handle Mason Jar Baskets

Are you a sewer with extra colorful fabric scraps hanging around?  Rebekah Gough has a beautiful basket tutorial and all you need are jars, pipe cleaners, pretty fabric strips, glue, and scissors.

Easter basket mason jars fabric handle


3. Candy Decorated Mason Jar Baskets

Want to make baskets that your kids love and that you don’t need to box up and store until next year?  Jillian at Catch My Party has a fun tutorial for edible jar decorations.   Plus it gives you an excuse to break into the candy stash early!

Easter basket mason jars candy decorations


4. Raffia/Twine Grass

Natural fibers like raffia and twine are elegant and classic.  This look from The Petit Cadeau can work in an Easter basket and double as a centerpiece for brunch when paired with lovely pastel eggs. 

Easter basket grass raffia


5. Yarn Grass

Have extra bits of yarn leftover from your knitting projects and no idea what to do with them?  Did you know you can unravel them and use them for Easter grass?  Check out this feature for ideas.

Easter basket grass yarn


6. Tissue Paper Grass

All that extra colorful tissue paper you have in the drawer with the wrapping paper?  Noreen over at Crafty Journal has a quick guide that walks you through turning it into grass for this year’s Easter baskets.

Easter basket grass tissue paper


7. Newspaper Grass

Instead of plastic grass, go eco-friendly by reusing old newspapers and coloring them with your favorite shade of acrylic paint.  Jen at Kitchen Counter Chronicles shows you how.

Easter basket grass newspaper


8. Recycled Paper Grass

Do your kids have a bunch of construction paper or do you have extra scrapbook paper you’re not using?  Have a shredding party and make yourself some Easter grass!   Here’s some inspiration from

Easter basket grass recycled paper


Share your last minute Easter basket creations with us and check back soon for some fun Mother’s Day gift ideas!