Easter Basket step-by-step tutorial

Friday March 24, 2017
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I took several classes last year, and LOVED every single one of them! I felt like I was surrounded by crafty friends, the teacher was so nice and helpful. I took one by Emma Lou herself, that was a real treat!! I LOVE Heartfelt Creations products, they are top quality, their stamps, dies, and paper are just wonderful to work with. The company is a company that you can trust, the people are amazing!! -Michelle Orsborn

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Create a fun and easy to make Easter basket ready to be filled with Easter goodies for your loved ones.

This really is quick and easy to make. The basket itself takes approximately 10 - 15 mins and then of course decoration time. Just decorate as simple or ornate as you wish!

Not only are these great for Easter but they would make great wedding favors and would be perfect for Mother's Day too. All you need to do is change the sentiment! Have fun following this step by step tutorial.


Step 1 Cut a piece of paper/card 6" x 6" and score at 2".

TIP I adhered two papers together to get the colors I wanted to use for my basket.

Step 2 Score at 4".

Step 3 Turn the paper round and repeat step 1 and 2 so you have score lines that divide the card into 9 squares.

Step 4 Cut along the two scored lines on one side of the card until you meet the horizontal scored line.

Step 5 Turn the card round and repeat step 4 on the opposite side.

Heartfelt dies and stamps work so well. The papers are gorgeous. I make cards, and your line makes it so much easier to be inspired. Delivery is more than timely, it is here before you know it. Thank you for being there for us. Really love the dog line and the new wildlife line. Will make beautiful cards for men, and I know it seems harder to make cards for men.” -Linda Ann M

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Step 6 Cut a piece of contrasting paper/card for the handle of the basket 8" x 1" and ink all of the edges.

Step 7 Glitter all of the flowers on the paper and the sides of the handle.

Step 8 Adhere the handle to the outer of the centre squares and adhere each side of the basket to the center over the end of the handle so that the points of  corners are touching each other.

Step 9 Your basket is now ready to be decorated.

Step 10 For the front of the basket stamp, cut, color, shape and glitter a dove, flowers and leaves. Cut a ticket from the paper pad and adhere everything to the basket. To see how to make the Flowering Dogwoods watch this video here.

Step 11 Decorate the back of the basket with a flower and leaves.

All that is left is to do is add your gift! Have fun making these cute little baskets! We would love to see what you make too, please share your projects with us on our Facebook Page.

TIP You can make these baskets in different sizes, just make the paper/card smaller or larger but stick to an even number in size (e.g. 4" x 4", 8" x 8") and of course make sure you shorten/lengthen the handle length accordingly!

Craft your own Easter basket

Flowering Dogwood paper pad

Flowering Dogwood Die

Flowering Dogwood Cling stamp

Flowering Dogwood and Doves Die

Flowering Dogwood and Doves Cling Stamp set

Copper Brilliance Ink

Coral Brilliance Ink

Bamboo Leaves

Rich Cocoa Memento Ink

Art Institute dries clear glue

Ultrafine transparent glitter


Other supplies Green card for the flower centers and Antique Linen Distress Ink


  by Liz Gaze, heartfeltcreations.us social media manager, creator of beautiful cards, wife and mom.

Yvonne Flett
I think this is beautiful and will give it a go Thanks so much .Have stopped going to my lessons and doing it from you now. Still having trouble with my roses but will work something out. Many thanks I love your work. Yvonne.
March 23, 2017 at 9:51 PM
Have you tried watching the You Tube video? It's like having the instructor at the table with you!
March 27, 2017 at 12:16 PM
patricia Parry
Thank you Liz, I've just moved into a retirement village & know that these baskets would be a great idea for Easter, so will make a start with these & yes I too LOVE the Dogwood collection, & will use this for the baskets with the Doves & Flowers so Easter baskets here I come, having just moved I have nearly unpacked & yes, I have my Heartfelt Collection out already, at least I knew where they were> LOL> Thanks for the idea, Brilliant. love Pat
March 23, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Caitlyn Matthews
Wow what a fabulous idea!
March 24, 2017 at 2:39 AM
Sue H.
Love the easy instructions. Beautiful gift idea for my shut-in friend.
March 24, 2017 at 2:40 AM
Janet Saieva
Love, love, love this Liz! All of your projects are amazing and I can't wait to make one of these adorable baskets! Thank you for the tutorial!
March 24, 2017 at 2:51 AM
Joanna Dickson
This is stunning. I'm still waiting for my dogood flowers stamps and Dies to arrive. They are takings ages. . So looking forward to creating with these. Xx
March 24, 2017 at 3:23 AM
Michelle Orsborn
THANK YOU SO MUCH, I have been looking for a way to make Easter baskets for my family, but did not want to spend $39.00 for a die that would not be used very much. This is the perfect answer!! This s a gorgeous basket, and easy to master, I really appreciate everything that Heartfelt Creations does. Your products are beautiful, your videos are so helpful, and your tips along the way in emails are always just what I need!! Have a beautiful spring and Easter!!
March 24, 2017 at 4:35 AM
Zoe Latter
The thing about Heartfelt Creations Dies and stamps is that you don't buy just one stamp but up to 7 at a time so I find they are real value for money. I have several collections and you can often mix and match them too. They are the best product I have found since I started making cards many years ago.
March 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM
Mary L Makinen
This is gorgeous and I will definitely make a few. Thank you for the inspiration.
March 24, 2017 at 4:44 AM
Cindy Martinez McCauley
I love Heartfelt Creations! Makes my heart happy! I'm going to make these baskets for my kids
March 24, 2017 at 5:03 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
March 24, 2017 at 5:41 AM
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Sally Zloty
Adorable! Definitely going to try this! Thanks for such easy directions to follow.
March 24, 2017 at 5:56 AM
Donna Whitten
Love the pretty basket! Wonderful tutorial, even I could follow your instructions! Can't wait to make one for Easter! Thanks for sharing.
March 24, 2017 at 6:28 AM
Adorable basket think I will give it a go.
March 24, 2017 at 7:13 AM
What fun! Just awesome. Thank you for sharing.
March 24, 2017 at 7:54 AM
Just looks like fun and so easy. Thank you for sharing. Just lovely. You have such fun and creative ideas. Have a great day.
March 24, 2017 at 8:26 AM
Diane Bishop
Fantastic instructions and I do thank you so much ! ! ! Beautiful Basket and yes......can be adopted for any occasion!
March 24, 2017 at 8:52 AM
ana faure
very simple but elegant,wonderful combination of colors, the perfect gift for a friend.great work.Ana Faure
March 24, 2017 at 8:57 AM
What a clever Idea. Now I know what I will do for my 5 Great Grandchildren. I know I can make them special for them with your easy direction for the basket. Love it.
March 24, 2017 at 11:31 AM
Rosemary Richcreek
This is really cute. I can see making this for other holidays or birthdays and decorate accordingly.
March 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM
Cheryl Pandos
I Love your Easter basket. I just made it. Now I got to decorate it. So simple. I'll be there at the Craft Convention. I always by your products. Never disappointed. See you soon. Cheryl Pandos.
March 24, 2017 at 4:37 PM
gorgeous, thank you.
March 24, 2017 at 4:56 PM
Alison Lee
Will definitely enjoying making these baskets. Instructions very well written and easily understandable
March 25, 2017 at 1:07 AM
Vicki Worthington
What a talent and imagine you have, Liz . Thank you for posting this awesome basket! I just found Heartfelt and am starting to use your ideas. They are soooooo beautiful!
March 25, 2017 at 5:15 AM
Which ink color did you stamp the dove with? Thought of using Metallic Gold, then stamp with VersaMark, add iridescent Embossing Powder in place of glitter. I LOVE bling however, NOT a fan of Glitter...too messy for my comfort zone...haha
March 25, 2017 at 6:35 PM
Hi PA, What a beautiful idea! Liz included the Copper Brilliance Ink and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink in the products used but this is just a base from which to start :). Have fun making this project your own. Have a wonderful day!
March 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM
Connie Ryan
Cute, easy to make & a good use of our beautiful H.F. paper! Thanks, Connie
March 25, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Dolores Good
Love it but wish I could print in just a few pages.
March 27, 2017 at 2:28 PM
Lorraine Bevan
Hi there What a great idea for Easter!!! I just wanted to thank Emma Lou for coming over to NZ and taking a card lesson for us. What fun we had and what gorgeous cards we made. It was a priviledge to meet Emma Lou.
March 27, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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