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DIY: Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets”

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easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

If you’re looking for a quick & easy Easter craft/centerpiece idea, these Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets” only take a few minutes and will look super cute on your Easter table! Added bonus: they’re really inexpensive! All you need are small terra cotta pots in various sizes, scrapbook paper, “grass” filler, and any embellishments you want to add (optional).

Get step-by-step details after the jump…

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

(please note: for decorative purposes only)

For Each Basket, You’ll Need:
Small Terra Cotta Pot around 5-6″ or smaller
Double-sided *scrapbook paper in 2 coordinating patterns & colors
Easter grass filler
Glue and glue dots or tape
Small artificial flowers and butterflies (optional)

Cut a strip from the scrapbook paper that is the same width and length as the rim of the pot and attach it to the rim with glue. (Depending on the diameter of your pot, 2 strips of paper might be necessary to cover the entire rim.)

Cut another long strip of paper (also the same width as the rim) from your other paper pattern. Bend the paper to create a “handle” and use glue dots or tape to attach both ends of the strip to the inside of the pot.

Add the grass to the pot.

Embellish the “basket” with artificial flowers and butterflies. (optional)

Fill with egg-shaped candies or other Easter treats!


*The 3 papers used here images are all from the Craft Fair collection by American Crafts™.

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

You can also paint the pots a different color before adding the paper. It will most likely require 2-3 coats to fully cover. If you end up making some of these yourself, I’d love to see how they turn out!

easy Easter craft & centerpiece idea

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

41 responses to “DIY: Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets””

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  2. Mel - in Mich! says:

    my friend just gave me some wheatgrass seeds. How perfect, just my level of crafty-ness!

  3. Erin says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  4. Davids says:

    April 12 is right around the corner!!!

  5. Debbie says:

    Cute cute cute idea!

  6. Jen Kent says:

    I’m for sure doing these! I love them… love HWTM!! Where do I send the pics of mine once I’m finished?
    Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  7. So cute! I love the papers!

  8. jenn s. says:

    Hi Jen –
    You can send them to [email protected] :)

  9. Lyndsay says:

    I LOVE THIS. I have all of these things on hand..I may make some tomorrow!!! Thanks for the idea!!

  10. [email protected] At Home says:

    this is so cute!….and creative!….and different!

  11. Donna says:

    Hi Jenn,

    I don’t think you have been getting my emails! I would love to be featured as a real party. Let me know when it might be up so that I can link it from my blog :)

    [email protected]

  12. What a fun idea! I’m hosting an Easter kid craft Jamboree over at my blog, Kiddio, and I’d love to be able to include your post. Come check out the details at:

    Or go here to sign up:

    Hope to see you! Thanks :)

    Amanda @

  13. jenn s. says:

    Thanks, Amanda! Will do :)

  14. katef says:

    Wow these look amazing.. and so simple even I could do it!

  15. craftygal says:

    super-cute! I love this, thanks for sharing!

  16. megan says:

    these pots are so cool i am going home to make one… :)

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  19. Caroline says:

    What a cute idea! I love the idea of being able to use all those pieces of scrapbook paper that haven’t found a home.

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    So simple and cute! Will modify and find some boxes I have laying around to make this instead of pots, the little patoots will probably crack it. Thanks for the idea.

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    Hi.. These terracotta Easter baskets are so cute! I hope it’s okay, I just did a Easter craft round-up hub and couldn’t help but include these cute terracotta pot Easter baskets. You can see it here:

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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