How to: Create an Easter Basket or Hamper

Su PaverMar 15, '21

Looking for fun and creative Easter basket ideas that are a little more exciting than the regular basket? Then stay tuned...

Easter is coming soon, it is so early this year you don’t want your search for the perfect bits and pieces to give your friends and family to become a last-minute rush. Sometime handmade, thoughtful gifts are the best present of all.

Why not create a unique and personalised gift basket for your loved ones to put a smile on their faces. There are lots of different ways to customise from starting with a ready-made basket or box and simply filling it up with sweet and savoury treats or with candles, beauty products and more. Or if you’re feeling an extra surge of motivation you could try crafting the entire basket from scratch – we’ll show you how of course!

To get you started, we’ve found some simple and fun twists for both kids and adults that are a little bit different than your normal Easter basket. Let the creativity flow…

Easter Mason Jars

These Easter Bunny mason jars are super cute and easy to make. You don't need any fancy equipment, just some card, coloured chalk paint, glue and a few other bits. Fill as you wish or add a tea light instead. See the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

Easter Mason Jars Image By Crafts By Amanda

How about adding bunny ears and a fluffy pom pom tail. Take a kitchen staple glass jar, bunny ears, a bit of fringing, and top up with chocolate eggs, sweets or your favourite nibbles. 

Easter Mason JarsSimple and oh so effective, it makes the ideal Easter gift for friends, family or the neighbours.

For a more grown up feel, lose the bunny ears and tie on some twine, add a little gift tag, a pretty bow or some flowers for an elegant feel. See the tutorial at Nest of Posies.

The creative possibilities really are endless, try unicorn decoration for a more colour impact or adding a felt beak and yellow fluff for a simple Easter chick design or cotton wool to make a sheep.



Hand Crafted Woven Paper Basket

No one said you had to stick to wicker did they. How about weaving your own basket? All you need is a few pieces of coloured paper or thin card and you’re all set. Perfect to make with kids for a fun spring craft pass time and something to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Woven Paper Easter Baskets

This 4”x 4” x 4” basket is ideal to fill full of your favourite chocolate bunnys, sweets and jelly beans. Try are our in-store 2 for £1 Easter multi-buys on chocolate bunnies, eggs and more from leading brands Nestle and Lindt. To see what other brands we stock visit our food & drinks page. Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.


The Pamper Hamper

Who said Easter baskets were just for kids? Treat a loved one to a grown-up style Easter basket filled with chocolates, sweet scented candles, beauty 

Adult Easter Basket - The Pamper Hampersupplies and more. The Clarins Booster Energy Cream, or the soothing Dr Pawpaw Trio Lip Set and the Clinique Moisture Surge make great gifts that add a touch of luxury.

Include a face mask or face or body scrub to keep their skin glowing or how about a fragrance without breaking your budget such as Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker for only £10.

Add a mini bottle of fizz for an extra special treat. See the tutorial at Craftberry Bush. Simply pick up a basket or box of your choice and start filling.



Repurposed Planter Bunny

Turn an old plant pot into an adorable Easter bunny basket. Easy to do and perfect for your little ones who love to help in the garden.

Upcycled Plant Pot for Easter

All you need is a clean plant pot, some paint and coloured card or felt for the bunny ears!

Once finished simply fill with coloured tissue and sweet treats or savoury bites, or opt for a nice plant or seeds instead.

It makes a lovely Easter present for those who love gardening and will look great in their home too.

You can do the same with old plastic bottles too. Simply cut off the bottom third, tape up the sharp edge, paint and add your accessories as you wish! 



Fitness Fanatic Baskets

Not everyone has a sweet tooth, and chocolates may be an unwelcomed gift for the ones who love to keep fit and healthy. Although, that doesn’t mean you can’t give them something sweet and thoughtful this Easter.

Pull together a themed hamper including gifts such as sportwear, a new water bottle, a towel or perhaps some fitness equipment like this Bench jump rope or Bench hand grips, both only £4. You could even include a foam roller to ease sore muscles and aid relaxation after a workout session.

For more Easter fun activities have a read of our Easter Activities for the Whole Family blog post!

Or for more creative ideas, check out our How to Upcycle Old Garden Pots guide. Perfect for a little creative pass-time!