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How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

If you love to recycle and create craft projects then this post on how to make an easter basket from a grocery bag is perfect for you.

How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

I love creating crafts from recycling stuff around the house. Grocery bags are great for so many crafts.  I was researching online and found several things you can do with them. The one that stood out was the Easter basket by Lia Griffith. Since Easter is around the corner. I thought it is perfect to create a post on “how to make aa easter basket from a grocery bag”.

 Supplies you will need:

  • Grocery Bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler

tutorial on How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

Step 1: This part I divided into 4 steps

  1. With a ruler and pencil measure 18  strips of 1.25 inches wide
  2. Cut 18 strips
  3. Glue 6 of the strips into 3 long ones.
  4. Fold remainder of 12 in half.

glueing strip on How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

Step 1:

With 2 extra paper cuts (brace) clue 6 folded strips onto each brace.

Step 2:

Weave both together to form a base. Center and tighten the weave. Glue two more braces into ends of strips.

forming the base How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

Step 3: 

Fold paper and crease at the edge of a weave on all four sides. Take the 3 long strips and weave them through the base over and over until you reach the top

Step 4:

At the ends trim each inside strip and fold-out tucking the strip under the top row strips. Repeating trim outside strips and fold inside and tuck under the top row strip

make the handle for How To Make A Easter Basket From A Grocery Bag

Step5:

Weave the handles of the grocery bag. Cut two square strips, 2 by 2 and glue the handles on each side.



I love how this project turned out. (For more recycling tips). If you shred paper at home you can use that shredded paper as a filler. You can shred color paper for more pop. I added colorful plastic eggs I found at the dollar store.

For more Easter projects

Easter Eggs With jewels

Moss Covered Easter Eggs

Thanks

Pioneer Women for featuring my Easter Basket 40 DIY Easter Basket Ideas

Southern Crush At Home for featuring my Easter Basket.

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10 Comments

  1. Maria, this is a great and would be a good project for families this Easter. Thank you.

    1. Thanks Deanna, its a little time consuming but once you have all the pieces it falls into place.

  2. What a neat idea to do with the kids and teach them about upcycling too. I hope I’ve got enough paper bags to play around with, otherwise, we’ll just have to dig into our wrapping paper stash 😉

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