How to Build a Blooming Easter Basket

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 I have a Blooming Easter Basket DIY for your Easter table or a kitchen island if you’re dining buffet-style! You can build a Blooming Easter Basket in about an hour once you’ve gathered and have all your supplies on hand!

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I used pots of ivy, daffodils, ranunculus and fern for the basket to join a bunny nesting among the Easter eggs! I found my flowers in the garden center at Walmart but the grocery store is convenient and great source for flowers, especially around Easter, with pots of azaleas, hydrangeas, and bulbs that you can enjoy indoors and plant in your garden once they’ve finished blooming.

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 I cut some wild plum blossoms for the handle of the basket. You could use forsythia, cherry, spirea or even fresh, spring green branches. Cut your stems or branches long enough to wind at least 2/3 the way of the length of the handle, winding the stems both directions from the ends of the basket. Younger green stems/branches are easier to wrap around your basket handle than older, woody ones. Bridal Wreath Spirea is my favorite to use on a basket handle since the new growth is supple and it has a cascade of flowers, but ours hasn’t bloomed yet this spring.

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I filled empty plastic bottles with water and tucked them inside the basket, inserting the ends of the branches in the bottle to help keep them fresh as long as possible.

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I lined the bottom my basket with plastic and used some empty grocery bags filled with newspaper to elevate the pots in basket. The plastic bags I used were brown so they would blend with the basket and would be less obvious showing through the weave of the basket.

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Water all your pots thoroughly before building your basket, placing your pots and arranging them until you have them how you like them. I used ivy to trail and spill over the sides of the basket and taller daffodils and flowers in the center. If you find all your pots don’t all fit, take your plants out of their pots and put them in a plastic bag, tucking them next to each other so they fit and fill the space in your basket.

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You can add single blooms or stems using floral water picks. You can find them on the floral aisle of the craft store in a package of 10 -12 for around $3.00. For a pop of pink, I added some purple leaf plum stems inserted in water picks to tuck in the basket.

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Once you have everything arranged, add moss to your basket to camouflage your pots. I filled in the extra space in the moss with colored eggs, a bird nest and a bunny.

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The bunny hopped in the basket first and placed the plants around him. He’s elevated on an empty overturned pot.

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My blooming Easter basket is in my Potting Shed, joining other bunnies for an egg-stravaganza :)

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You can hop over and find other blooming Easter basket inspiration at the links below.

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Flowers for Easter

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Easter Greetings

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Easter Blues

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Sending you Easter Greetings. . .

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Easter Post Cards / Cavallini Easter Greetings, Amazon

Bunnies, Target & HomeGoods

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 Best Easter Wishes,

from Our Boat to Yours!

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  51 comments for “How to Build a Blooming Easter Basket

  1. April 1, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Very beautiful Easter basket. thanks so much for the DIY on how to make it.
    Wishing you all a wonderful Easter.
    Mary

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    April 1, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful!! I did my basket with artificial flowers, etc. I love the real stuff but it’s just too expensive for my budget and our trees, etc are not in bloom yet. I wish I knew how to post the pic here. Anyway, I’ll be watching for some sales to pick up more cute items. Thanks for the great ideas..HAPPY EASTER!!🐇💐🐣🐇🌷🐇

  3. Deborah
    April 1, 2015 at 6:10 am

    So lovely! I am very lucky that everything is blooming in my yard and surrounding woods. I will definitely give it a go.

  4. Marg Ayers
    April 1, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Look forward to your blog everyday. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for the great ideas.
    Happy Easter to you.

  5. Sherlie Magaret
    April 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

    What a gorgeous Easter basket, Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. April 1, 2015 at 6:52 am

    What a gorgeous idea,Mary. I’ve been thinking about what to do for my dining room table. Your idea is just perfect. I have a bunny and a birds nest, just need to shop for the flowers. Thank you for the tutorial on how to pull it all together. Have a blessed Easter to you and your family!

  7. April 1, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I could never make it myself! But can sure drool over this one!! Thank you for sharing all these great tips!

    Blessings,
    Gert

  8. April 1, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Best Easter basket ever Mary! So utterly charming, and all of your great tips~the water bottles for the stems wrapping the handle, and removing the plants from the pots and putting them in bags to fit, all so clever and brilliant as usual! Your potting shed is certainly The place to be for Easter fun! Love the cards in the flower frogs too~ the blooming stems on the basket handle are just fabulous!
    Jenna

  9. April 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Mary, What a nice job, such lovely baskets! Thanks for sharing, especially the water pick idea!
    Have a wonderful Easter week!

  10. April 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    So pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. April 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    That is gorgeous, Mary! Love the vintage postcards too.

  12. April 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    You have me yearning for home, went back for a few hours over the weekend, the scents and sights were dazzling, your basket is a gorgeous reminder of all I leave behind… helping a friend do 3 tables for her coastal Easter, we are marching to town this early morn to make our own hefty baskets, it kills me to shop for beauty when there is nothing I am lacking at home, but hey, it’s not my wallet!

    Love LOVE LOVE yours, so up my garden alley, especially the blossomed handle. You are brilliant putting them in water, I just wove mine fresh for a shorter window. Your garden bench never looked so inviting!

  13. April 1, 2015 at 9:06 am

    This has to be on the Top Ten list of my favorite creations by Mary! Utterly charming! Thank you for sharing your secrets, too! So, so lovely!

  14. Paula
    April 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

    ~Mary~
    how Beautiful !! That made my morning more sunny for sure.:)
    How I wish I was not in this arm sling recovering from rotator cuff surgery and now with physical therapy ouch !! I didn’t even get my Easter baskets out :( . So “”thank you” for sharing your lovely Easter basket !! and of course everything you do is wonderful !!
    Have a blessed Easter .
    Paula
    IN

  15. Melissa Leach
    April 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Wow, I love wht you did with your Easter basket, it is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I don’t have the budget to decorate like this but, if I did, I would recreate this beautiful Easter basket. You photos are beautiful. I spied a blue hydranga bunny in your pics. HOW SWEET!

  16. April 1, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Oh Mary, your basket is so bloomin’ cute! Thanks for the great tutorial on how to put it all together. The handle of flowery stems is just so lovely. I would love to try my hand at this!

  17. April 1, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Beautiful, Thanks for sharing. About how long will it last?

  18. Anita Craig
    April 1, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Mary, I eagerly read your each of your blogs and delight in the tables capes and potting shed features! Today’s “how to” live Easter basket showed me what’s possible and so very simple and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing an escape with each blog filled with “eye candy!”

  19. April 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Happy Easter to you as well! Your blog has become my morning enjoyment…gets my day off to a sunny start no matter the weather! Thank you!

  20. April 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

    So so pretty!! Enjoyed looking at all your pictures! Thanks for sharing how to make such a lovely basket! :) Wishing you a lovely day, Happy April! xo Holly

  21. Robyn
    April 1, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I saw the email come thru and I was in a meeting….couldn’t wait to get back to my desk to check out this post. What a beautiful basket!!! I have a new potting shed, still working on the interior….this post makes me very anxious to get it finished!!! Happy Easter Mary!

  22. Karen Cook
    April 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Went back and looked at all the baskets–really fun!

  23. Melodie Strickland
    April 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Mary,

    What an eggscellent idea for an Easter basket and so creative and lovely. Love your pictures of the Easter decorations in your potting shed.

    Melodie

  24. gaiainaction
    April 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    What an amazing and beautiful blog entry, love all your ideas, love Easter time very much too. Thanks for all your lovely ideas.

  25. April 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Mary, I just returned from two days of shopping at Round Top. You were in my thoughts a lot, as I kept seeing great things for a potting shed. ;-)
    Your blooming basket is spectacular. I love the idea of weaving the stems with blooms on the handle, and very clever of you to add the bottle of water. Smiling over this delightful mix. Makes me want to make one for our table. I need to have a party!
    Happy Easter, Mary.

  26. franki
    April 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    A tisket a tasket…that IS my favorite Easter BASKET!!! franki

  27. April 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    That’s so pretty Mary! I don’t have any problem with bunnies in the flowers:@)

  28. April 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Mary, These are gorgeous! LOVE them all. Thanks for the reminder about the floral water picks. I remembered that I only have two left, and thanks most of all for the inspiration. Happy Easter!

  29. April 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    So beautiful!

  30. April 1, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    You have inspired me to make a blooming Easter basket!…Your basket is breathtaking….and what a great idea of usin the sparkling water bottles as “vases” for the blooming plum branches!….you have also reminded me that I want to make a “hydrangea bunny”….Have a great Easter Mary!!!…Will we see the girls with bunny ears soon?

  31. Cynthia Raines
    April 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    How very pretty Mary. May have to give this a try. Thanks for showing us how. Have a blessed Easter!

  32. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    April 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    That is one really beautiful basket! Hope you have a lovely Easter!

  33. April 1, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL. And WOW, how befitting the bunnies in their boat. I just LOVE that vintage card.
    Happy Easter

  34. April 2, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Fantastic as always! Great way to build basket with real plants. Love the pots with the branches too!

  35. April 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Just the prettiest idea! Love using live plants.

  36. Gail
    April 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Pretty ,as everything you do is. Thanksfor the how to, especially the brown bag tip.
    Christ has risen. Christ has risen indeed

  37. Susan
    April 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Gorgeous, just as all your projects are!

  38. April 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Just beautiful!! I never would have thought to place bottles of water down in a basket! Thanks for the tips on how you created this gorgeous basket. Your potting shed is a little piece of heaven on earth!

  39. April 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I think that is the prettiest Easter basket I have ever seen!

  40. Carol Jones
    April 11, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Mary…don’t know why I am just seeing this, but my-oh-my!! Just when I think you can’t get any more creative, somehow you always do!!! Thank you for the great ideas and creative energy that flows through you, and out to us. You are something else! So blessed to be a witness to your imagination and beauty! ♥

    • April 11, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Carol…{blush}. Enjoy your weekend :)

  41. Linda
    March 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing me to my happy place :-). The only thing blooming here is snow, but the sun is shining and melting it away. A trip to our local garden center and the smell of plants and dirt will give me inspiration to adorn my Easter basket. Daylight Savings this coming weekend. Yay!!!!

  42. March 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Mary, this basket is stunning…and your step by step and ideas will make it very do-able. I’m excited to put one together as I actually have a large basket to use! Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. March 2, 2017 at 11:09 am

    That was a visual feast for the eyes. Thank you!

  44. Arda Terry
    April 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    OMG your one amazingly talented lady! What a cute idea and so beautiful! I’ve got two nice big baskets that I just took out because I was tired of them. They just sat around holding magazines so now I have a better purpose for them. I wish I had your green thumb as well but I don’t so I may do my baskets with silk flowers instead. Sorry! I love all the things you’ve made on your website so I signed up and can hardly wait to see what other amazing things you come up with, Have a great Easter!

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