Learn how to make a Candy Easter Basket with theater candy boxes. Makes a great handmade gift! Below is the step by step tutorial and video.
Are you looking for a fun Easter Basket idea, for a friend, a grandchild or your own child?
This Candy Easter Basket is it! The basket is actually made of candy, what can be better? Plus, it is super easy to put together and can be done in less than 30 minutes.
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Spring is in the air and that can only mean 1 thing, it’s time for Easter crafts! Here on the blog, we have shared lots of Easter tutorials. Like this Hoppy Easter Door Hanger, these Alcohol Ink Easter Eggs, and this Fixed Flower Lily Bouquet.
Be sure to look around the blog for more Easter craft tutorial ideas!
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How to Make a Candy Easter Basket
Start out by lining up the candy boxes and making a rectangle. Measure the rectangle. This measurement will be the size you need to cut the cardstock to make the base of your basket.
My basket is 6 x 7.5 inches so I used cut a piece of yellow cardstock down to that size.
You want to make sure that candy isn’t destroyed while creating the basket so that the candy can still be eaten, but you also want everything to stick together.
To adhere everything together we used hot glue and laid it down in dots. That way the boxes will come apart when the recipient is ready to disassemble, but will still hold the pieces together easily.
Add one box at a time until all of the pieces are glued together.
The last piece of the basket is the handle. That is where the Nerds Rope comes into play.
This handle is only for looks, if you try to carry the basket by this handle it will probably break, so be aware.
Put a bit of glue on each end of the rope and adhere to the center of the side boxes, then shape the rope as needed to give it a nice curve.
That’s it! You’re done.
Fill the basket with some Easter grass and anything else you will like to add to the basket. Why not more candy?!
These fun Candy Baskets aren’t just for Easter either, they are also great for Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, or May Baskets!
You can even turn them into a flower arrangement!
When you make a candy basket please share a photo! We’d love to see it.
Craft Tutorial Video:
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!
- Keep those started project supplies organized and separated with Stacking Plastic Baskets. I always work on more than 1 project at a time and these baskets really help me from losing supplies.
- Line up the candy boxes and make a rectangle.
- Measure the rectangle. This measurement will be the size you need to cut the cardstock to make the base of your basket.
- To adhere everything together use a hot glue and lay the glue down in dots. That way the boxes will come apart when the recipient is ready to disassemble, but will still hold the pieces together.
- Add one box at a time until all of the pieces are glued together.
- Put a bit of glue on each end of the rope and adhere to the center of the side boxes, then shape the rope as needed to give it a nice curve. This handle is only for looks, if you try to carry the basket by this handle it will probably break, so be aware.
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