This DIY Cereal Box Easter Basket post is sponsored.
We have guests coming this year for Easter, and some of those guests are two young kids. That means the Easter Bunny has to show up this year. I don’t have extra Easter baskets lying around, and, I guess I could have gone to the store to pick some up, but I figured I would make an Easter basket craft instead.
That’s how this DIY Easter Basket was born. I made it from a cereal box because I really like upcycling and it was handy.
DIY Cereal Box Easter Basket
What You’ll Need:
- Cereal box
- Foam brush
- Permanent ink marker
- Decorative paper shred
- Pink acrylic paint
- Blue acrylic paint
- Fin Friends stuffed animals
What You’ll Do:
Cut off the back panel off of the cereal box. Cut the sides, top, and bottom from it. You’ll want to do the same with the front panel of the cereal box as well. Each cereal box can make two DIY Easter baskets.
My back panel was 7.5-inches tall, so I decided I wanted my sides to be 1.5-inches tall. That would make the basket itself 4.5-inches long. You can change the measurements based on what size you want your box.
Measure your sides on the printed side of your cereal box.
Use the ruler to help your draw lines with the permanent ink marker from end to end.
Put the ruler against the line and fold the sides up, making the creases strong.
Notice that there are squares formed in each of the corners. Cut one of the lines that make the square on each of the squares.
Push the sides up, tucking the longer side of the corner into the box itself. Tape down the inside and outside of the corner to hold it stiff.
Using the foam brush, paint a thin coat of paint on the sides of the box. By the time you get finished with one layer, it will be dry and you can paint a second coat .
Flip the box over and paint one coat on the bottom of the box. You’re really just doing this to make sure you are painting the bottom edge of the basket.
While that is drying, cut the side panel of the cereal box. Trim the top and bottom from it. Paint two coats of paint on the side panel and let it dry completely. When it dries, cut it in half.
Tape the two pieces together in the center. Then, tape the edges into the center of the basket (lengthwise).
Let the basket dry overnight, at minimum.
When you’re ready, fill it with decorative mesh, Fin Friends stuffed animals, and any Easter basket filler ideas you can think of.
Speaking of Fin Friends from Fin Fun, the company is having a great sale. Now through Easter, all Mermaidens Tail Sets are on sale starting at $74.90 for kids sizes. A free Clamshell Top is included with all tail skin purchases, as well as a matching plush toy character. The plush toys in our post are Pepper the Penguin and Fergus the Seal.
Even better, when you buy any blanket style (including Wild Things animal blankets and Cuddle Tails mermaid blankets), you will receive 50% off the second blanket using code EASTER18.