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DIY Easter Basket and Dollar Store Easter Craft Blog Hop

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Thank you so much for joining me in this blog hop today! I’ve teamed up with 11 other extremely talented bloggers to share our Easter crafts on a budget. Each of us was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create an Easter inspired craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of our local stores. If you have any budget friendly Easter crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs!


 Meet the Hosts!

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Chelc from Inside the Fox Den: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || Bloglovin’ || Youtube

Amanda from The Kolb Corner: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || Bloglovin’

Tiffany from Arrows & Awe: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram

Marie from DIY Adulation: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || G+

Kim from Made In A DayFacebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || Bloglovin’

Erlene from My PinterventuresFacebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || Bloglovin’ || SU

Valerie from Val Event Gal: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram

Emily from Small Stuff CountsFacebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Bloglovin’

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || SU

Sherry from Olives ‘n’ OkraFacebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || G+ || Bloglovin’ || SU

Lory from The Robin’s Nest Designs: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Bloglovin’ || SU

Zan from Flourishing at Home: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || G+ || Bloglovin’


DIY Easter Basket 

It’s no secret that I am a little bit obsessed with Dollar Tree and Target’s Dollar Spot. Seriously, I think I visit one or both weekly. Have you see the cute Spring decor out at Target yet? 

These galvanized buckets caught my eye a few weeks ago. And even though I didn’t have a clue as to what I was going to do with them, a couple came home with me anyway. 

Easter Basket 3

Then there were these cute felt bunnies in packs of 6. Again, no idea what to use them for, but for $1 how could I pass them up? 

Once I was home, I started brainstorming for some ideas and that’s when this DIY Easter basket hit me! This is not your traditional multi colored wicker Easter basket, but rather something that the recipient can use for years to come after all the candy and goodies are gone.

Here’s what I used to make this DIY Easter Basket:

Galvanized bucket $3

Felt bunnies $1

Natural Raffia $1

Hot Glue gun

Total cost=$5

 

All I did was simply tie raffia around the top of the galvanized bucket, using some hot glue to keep it from slipping.

Easter basket 1

Then using one of the white felt bunnies from my pack of 6, I glued one on top of where the raffia was tied. 

Easter Basket 2

Load it up with Easter grass or another filler, and stick in your candies and goodies! Easter Basket

Then, once Easter is over, you can use this DIY Easter basket as part of your Spring decor. See? Multipurpose!

DIY Easter Basket


 Get Inspired!

Looking for more budget friendly Easter crafts? Visit these blogs for their creative ideas! And be sure to share your $10 or less Easter crafts in the link-up below and be seen on all 12 blogs!

Inside the Fox Den || The Kolb Corner || Arrows & Awe || DIY Adulation

Made in a Day || My Pinterventures || Val Event Gal || Small Stuff Counts

Intelligent Domestications || Olives ‘n’ Okra || The Robin’s Nest Designs || Flourishing at Home


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Sherry

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

I love the bucket, too! It's the perfect thing for an Easter basket.

Zan

Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Such a neat looking basket. I probably would not have thought about adding a little felt bunny to it - it is so creative. I have a couple of those little buckets and I am just using them as is. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!!!

Erlene

Thursday 17th of March 2016

I love the idea of the galvanized bucket in place of the traditional woven one. I know I would definitely use it for so many other things.

Amanda

Saturday 19th of March 2016

There are so many possibilities. I think I need a few more...

Shirley Wood

Thursday 17th of March 2016

I saw those galvanized buckets too! Love it. Your Easter basket would be perfect on our dining table so we could have dessert ready all the time!

Amanda

Saturday 19th of March 2016

Good idea for the dining table. Maybe I'll put it front and center for Easter dinner.

Marie

Thursday 17th of March 2016

I love that bucket! Not gonna lie, it could be my Easter basket without any additional decor but you've definitely made it a beautiful and multi-functional piece!

Amanda

Saturday 19th of March 2016

Thank you Marie! It sure was pretty as is, but I had to make it just a tad more festive lol. I can't leave anything as is.