Are you looking for some cute Easter decorating ideas? These mini peat pot Easter baskets are so simple to make. They will certainly transform a boring Easter celebration table into a cute, vintage-inspired, Easter tablescape in no time at all! In today's post, I'm sharing a step by step tutorial for my version of this popular Easter decorating idea.
Peat pot Easter baskets for any style
My peat pot Easter baskets would work well with a Vintage, Country, Farmhouse or Boho decorating style. Although, you can easily change up the craft supplies to suit the colour and style you're going for at Easter-time.
Perfect for Easter - Peat Pot Spring baskets
What are peat pots?
Did you know that peat pot crafts are all the rage right now? Peat pots are environmentally friendly seed pots made from compressed fibres and moss and are normally used for starting off your plants as seedlings.
Peat pot crafts
I've seen people use Mod Podge to decoupage cute Easter bunny designs to these peat pots and I love those too but by adding ribbon instead, these pretty peat pot Easter baskets could be used on other occasions throughout the year and not just for your Easter tablescape. For instance, you could transform them into boho summer table decorations by adding a small posy of summer flowers or ferns instead of the Easter egg and nest.
Easter basket supplies
The good news is that if like me, you're a crafter, you'll probably already have everything you need to make these peat pot Easter baskets. If not, you can find peat pots and florist's wire at any garden supply shop which means you'll still be able to easily gather together the supplies needed.
Say no to plastic eggs!
The Easter eggs I used here are real Quail's eggs which have been blown out by hand. Since I'm doing my best to reduce the amount of plastic in my home, plastic Easter eggs are not an option for me. If you're working towards a plastic-free Easter, you can find Quail's Eggs here. Alternatively, you could buy wooden Easter eggs and paint them.
A quick and easy Easter Craft
Either way, these DIY peat pot Spring baskets are definitely one of the quickest and easiest Easter crafts I've ever made. If it wasn't for the fact that I was filming and taking photos for the blog, I probably would have had them all made in about half an hour!
Time needed, about 30 minutes.
How to make peat pot Easter Baskets
- Materials needed:
Chalk paint (I used white)
Paintbrush | USA | DE |
Ribbons | USA | UK | DE |
Easter rabbit bobtails (ribbon)
Glue or glue gun and glue sticks
Florist wire in silver
Sisal Fibre | USA | EU |
Easter (Quail's) Eggs or wooden eggs
Craft sphagnum or green moss
Twigs – you could use willow twigs
Dried flower petals (Optional)
Guinea Fowl Feathers
- Paint the peat pot
Paint the peat pots with chalk paint to give your Easter baskets a shabby chic vintage look. You don't need to completely cover the peat pot with paint. I just gave mine a very rough coating, leaving some areas bare. Leave the peat pots to dry for about ten minutes. In the meantime, you can get on with the next step.
- Cut some ribbon
Measure around the middle of the peat pot and cut some pieces of ribbon to size. I used some wire 'bobtail' ribbon around the top and two different styles of cotton ribbon around the middle of my peat pot Easter baskets. Make sure to cut enough ribbon so that there is an overlap for you to glue the ends together.
- Make the holes for the basket handles
Use the scissors to push a hole through one side of the peat pot then make another hole directly opposite. Try to line them up as much as possible.
- Make the basket handles
Cut a piece of silver florist's wire for the handle. Make sure to allow a little extra for 'curling'. I found that around 30cms was a good size.
Find the middle of the wire and twist the wire around a pencil three to four times.
Remove the pencil and you have a twisted handle for your Easter baskets.
Thread one end of the florist's wire through one of the holes on the peat pot and twist to secure in place. Thread the other end of the basket handle through the hole on the opposite side, making sure to push the wire in from the outside to the inside – twist to secure.
- Glue ribbon to the painted peat pots
By this time, the paint should be dry enough to add your ribbon. Simply place the ribbon around the middle of the peat pot and use a small amount of glue to stick the ends together.
- Make the Easter nest
Now your peat pot Easter basket is ready to fill. Pull apart some of the sisal fibre and push it into the peat pots. Form the sisal fibre into a nest shape so that your Easter egg can sit snugly inside.
Add some small twigs around the outside of the peat pot Easter basket and fill in with some dried flowers and moss. I used hydrangea petals but you can use any type of flowers you want or even skip the petals altogether.
- Feather your Easter nest
Place a small Easter egg inside your Easter basket and add some black and white crafting feathers for decoration.
Peat pot Easter decor
Now isn't that the easiest Easter craft for your celebration tablescape?
I'm going to be using these peat pot Easter baskets as place settings on my Easter table this year. As you can see from the photos, the Easter bunny will also be making an appearance at our Easter parade.
Whether you are looking for traditional or modern Easter decorations these mini Easter baskets can be adapted to suit your decorating style.
You simply can't beat good old handmade Easter decorations and peat pot crafts are always a budget-friendly option and they're so versatile!
Watch it on YouTube
Watch the video tutorial for making Easter baskets, on YouTube here.
If you'd like to save this idea for later, be sure to pin it to your most relevant Pinterest board - hover over the top left corner of the image below and the Pinterest 'Save' button will appear 🙂
More Easter decor
If you're looking for more cheap and easy DIY Easter decorating ideas for your Easter or Spring table centrepiece, look out for my next post. It won't be a peat pot craft but I promise, it will be just as simple to make.
I hope you have a hoppy Easter!
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A simple Easter tablescape for when you have no time
How to make a beautiful Trivet from wooden clothespins
How to create a stunning Valentine’s Day Tablescape
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