06th Mar2015


Mini Plastic Cup DIY Easter Baskets

by Dinah Wulf
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DIY Mini Easter Baskets

I have to say, these mini plastic cup DIY Easter baskets are one of my most favorite Easter crafts I have done so far! I used the infamous red Solo cups that were left over from an event that I had at my Couples Olympics party.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • One plastic cup basket per basket
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Twine
  • Ribbon or pre-made bows

Instructions:                                 

Step One:

First cup your plastic cup to the desired depth. I used a pair of fantastic scissors, the Fiskar’s amplify scissors. They just made cutting so much cleaner and smoother.

Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets

Step Two:

Next cut three pieces of twine for the handle. Use Mod Podge to dipp the ends and glue it to your cup. I positioned it close to the bottom. Allow it to harden a little. I made several baskets so I prepped the rest of my materials as I waited for the glue to dry.

Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets (1)

Step Three:

Next, braid your handle and glue the other side.  It will look like this.

DIY Easter Baskets

Step Four:

Since I was making several baskets, again I did steps 1-3 to wait for the glue to dry. Once the handle glue is slightly dry, brush on a generous amount of Mod Podge around the entire outside of the cup. Wrap the twine around the cup starting at the base.

DIY SOLO Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets

Step Five:

Once you reach the end, seal the tip with Mod Podge, ideally at the base of the handle for a clean look. I added little craft bows with more Mod Podge.

Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets DIY

Step Six:

Lastly, fill your Easter baskets with grass and Easter chocolates! I filled mine with chocolate foiled eggs. I also added a little pink felt bird that I glued onto a toothpick because I thought it was so darn cute!

Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets -Repurposing Idea

Here are a couple more pictures! I hope you try it out. 

Upcycled Plastic Cup Mini Easter Baskets

SOLO Cup Mini Easter Baskets

Plastic Cups turned Mini Easter Baskets

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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