Easter Flower Pot Basket

Springtime Inspired Easter Basket

Ah, springtime! And with it comes Easter, which embodies all the beauty, new life and wonder of spring. Celebrate the holiday by creating adorable Easter baskets for everyone you love. Here is a fun, springtime inspired idea for an Easter basket that will make Peter Cottontail jealous.

Gather Your Supplies

If you're at all crafty, it's likely that you'll have most of these supplies already. If not, they're inexpensive and easy to find. Here's what you'll need:
  • A paintable flower pot (such as terracotta)
  • A large, round lollipop
  • Construction paper -- whatever color suits your style
  • Acrylic paint and a brush
  • An unsharpened pencil or a wooden dowel
  • Scissors
  • Invisible-drying glue
  • Tape
  • A Sharpie pen or a marker
  • Glitter or gems, rhinestones, etc.

Step One: Painting

Paint the flower pot with the acrylic paint. A pastel color or very bright yellow works well here. You can either use a brush, or if you're an adult you can spray paint the pot. If you're working with a smaller child, consider having her paint it with a sponge. Allow to dry completely.

Step Two: Decorate the Pot

Decorate the outside of the pot. Use your invisible glue to attach glitter, ribbons, gems, or other colorful items. If you're handy with a hot glue gun, this will work well.

Write "Happy Easter"the recipient's name or anything else you'd like on the front of the pot with magic marker or Sharpie. If you're good with a paint brush you can paint it on, or use three dimensional craft paint to apply.

Step Three: Create the Flower

Draw a circle around the lollipop's edges on construction paper. Lift lollipop and draw a scalloped or petal shape around the circle. Cut out the scalloped shape and tape to the back of the lollipop. Tape the pencil (or wooden dowel) to the back of the flower. Cut out and add leaf shapes on the "stem" if you wish. Stand the flower up against the inside back of the flower pot and tape firmly.

Step Four: Attach Your Card

Be sure to add your own "signature" by attaching a sweet gift tag or even a custom made Easter card to your flower pot. We have many adorable designs to choose from, just change the copy, print on card stock and punch a hole in the corner to attach it to your flower pot.

Easter Bunny

Step Five: Fill Your Pot!

Now comes the fun part. Fill the bottom of the flower pot with crumpled paper or plastic grass. You can use paper that's been shredded, it makes great "grass" and is also eco-friendly!

Fill the flower pot Easter basket with chocolate eggs, marshmallow peeps and don't forget the chocolate bunny. That's it, it's that simple.

Written by: Melanie Henson