Yay for a Floral DIY Easter Basket!

Celebrate Spring with a DIY Easter Basket covered in handcrafted felt flowers! This tutorial will show you how to turn a simple thrifted basket into a special Easter keepsake. Fill this bright bloomed basket with tasty treats for the little bunny in your life. This would also make a fantastic wedding craft, simply fill with fresh petals and you’ve got the perfect DIY flower girl basket.

DIY Easter Basket Tutorial - felt flower easter basket from Yay for Handmade!

- basket
- felt flowers, see below for tutorial links
- decorative ribbon
- hot glue gun & glue sticks

Felt Flowers: In case you missed it, you can check out the following posts on how to make these lovely felt flowers: 4 DIY Felt Tutorials to teach you how to create the daffodils, impatiens, dahlias and daisies, and the Spring Felt Flowers post for making the cute rosettes.

DIY Easter Basket Tutorial - felt flower easter basket from Yay for Handmade!


  1. Create your felt flowers in a variety of sizes and pretty Spring colors of your choosing. Use Yay for Handmade’s tutorial links above for felt impatiens, daffodils, dahlias and daisies, and also no sew rosettes. Cut out some decorative green leaves to add extra dimension to your floral-scape.
  2. Lock and load your glue gun! Add a dab of hot glue behind a flower and adhere each bloom to your basket. I started with one of the larger blooms and tried to equally distribute the flowers by color and type. This basket has a front side focal point, but you can continue the flowers on all sides, simply rim the basket, or anything else, it’s up to you!
  3. Fill in any of sparse spots with green leaves. Put a dab of glue behind the base end of your greenery and lift away petals to tuck and adhere the leaves behind the felt flowers.
  4. Using the decorative ribbon (how cute is this bright gingham print!), tie off one end of the ribbon onto one side of the basket handle. Hot glue into place. Wrap the basket handle as shown, and glue off at the opposite end. Finish by cutting two pieces of ribbon and tying off a bow on each end of the handle.
  5. Now fill your lovely Floral DIY Easter Basket with tasty goodies!

DIY Easter Basket Tutorial - felt flower easter basket from Yay for Handmade!

Looking for more creative holiday DIY projects? Follow my Holidays board on Pinterest to get inspired by my favorite festive finds from around the web.

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3 thoughts on “Yay for a Floral DIY Easter Basket!

    1. Erika Post author

      Thanks, Heather! The felt flowers take a little time, but are a perfect activity while watching a fun tv show or movie :)


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