How-To DIY Easter Baskets with Contact Paper

Easter is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to look for cute baskets. As you’re considering which baskets will hold candy for your guests, you might also consider making your own baskets. I thought I’d try my hand at it, and I’m sharing how you can too.  


  • Contact Paper 
  • Box or Cardboard 
  • Twine/Rope 
  • Fabric 
  • Hot Glue/Gun 
  • Faux flowers 
  • Ribbon/Lace 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape, optional


  1. Assemble the cardboard box using hot glue or tape. If you have a pre-assembled box make sure to remove any labels. 
  2. Unfold the contact paper and lay it face down so the grid lines are showing. 
  3. Place the box on the contact paper and use the gridlines as a guide to measure out how much paper you will need.  
  4. Cut the contact paper to size.  
  5. Remove the backing from the contact paper and begin to cover the box with the contact paper. 
  6. Work slowly to cover the surface of the box and use a smoothing tool to get rid of bubbles and air pockets. 
  7. Once the box is fully covered, move on to covering the inside, if you choose. I chose to leave the inside as is because I will be filling the boxes with faux grass and candy.
  8. If you don’t want to use contact paper for the full box, then measure out the fabric and cover the box with the fabric. You can do half contact paper and half fabric, or you can do contact paper on the outside and fabric on the inside. 
  9. Once the box has been fully covered, inside and out, get started on the handles. Take the rope, twine, etc. and cut two even strips. Hot glue the strips to the inside or outside of the box. 
  10. Finally, use the hot glue to stick on some decorative items like faux flowers and lace. 

TIP: Use a strong, quality contact paper that has strong adhesive. It will stick to the box better than cheaper ones.


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