These natural little Easter baskets are quick and easy to make, and you might find you already have all the needed materials on hand.  

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

The base is a basic peat pot, the handle is bark-covered wire, and the “Easter grass” is just sphagnum moss, all easily found at your local garden or craft store.

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

To begin, cut a 6-inch length of bark covered wire and form it into a handle.  Use an awl to carefully punch a hole in two opposite sides of a small peat pot, centering the holes near the top. 

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

Going from the outside in, thread the ends of the wire through the holes.   Bend the wire ends to secure.

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

Fill your basket with Sphagnum moss, and drop in a small, potted Echiveria, an Easter egg, or a few wrapped candies. 

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

How to decorate Easter eggs with herb stencils
How to decorate with succulents

Photo by: Laurie Cinotto.

Place one at each place setting at your Easter brunch table, cluster together a few baskets of varied sizes to make a lovely spring display, or hang on your Easter tree.

Learn how to make an Easter tree
How to create Easter centerpieces with herbs

If you’ve put a plant in your pot, be sure to place a saucer beneath it before watering.

Laurie Cinotto is an art maker, decorator, craft writer, flower arranger, and kitty wrangler. She blogs at La La Laurie, co-founded Soil Gallery in Seattle, and sells her handcrafted fancy things on Etsy as La La Laurie.

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