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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)


1. 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.)

2. 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.

3. Add the grass to the pot.

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

5. 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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  2. Mel - in Mich! March 30, 2009 at 7:34 am

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

  3. Erin March 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Absolutely adorable!

  4. Davids March 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    April 12 is right around the corner!!!

  5. Debbie March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Cute cute cute idea!


  6. Jen Kent March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    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. southern hostess March 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    So cute! I love the papers!

  8. jenn s. March 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Jen –
    You can send them to info@hwtm.com :)

  9. Lyndsay March 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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


  10. Lisa March 31, 2009 at 4:04 am


  11. Chris@Celebrations At Home March 31, 2009 at 5:57 am

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

  12. Donna March 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

    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 :)


  13. Amanda @ www.kiddio.org March 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    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 @ http://www.kiddio.org

  14. jenn s. April 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Thanks, Amanda! Will do :)

  15. katef April 7, 2009 at 3:05 am

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

  16. craftygal April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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

  17. megan March 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

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

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    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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