Easy Dollar Tree Easter Baskets


Looking to make adorable DIY Easter baskets? These Dollar Tree Easter baskets are edible!

woman holding two edible easter baskets

I love easy DIY projects like this!

It doesn’t matter how old my kids get, I still enjoy creating simple little Easter baskets for them! This year, If you’re looking for a unique DIY Easter basket, check out these adorable and totally edible DIY Easter baskets.

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Good news! Dollar Tree Easter baskets are a frugal craft project!

The best part, these cute and crafty Easter baskets can be made with your favorite candy and don’t cost very much to make. Dollar Tree is a great resource for inexpensive Easter supplies, although your grocery store or favorite big-box retailer will also have the seasonal items needed for this project too.

Product availability can vary by Dollar Tree store, and certain candies may not be available online.

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DIY Edible Easter Baskets



Use a hot glue gun to glue the corners of the candy boxes together, and also glue to a piece of cardboard for the bottom of the basket.


Glue a handle to the inside middle of the basket. This can be a headband as shown, a piece of craft foam, or a rope type of packaged candy.


Embellish further by hot-gluing decorative ribbon around the sides if desired, or tie a bow.


Fill your basket with faux grass and fun Easter goodies — that’s it! Happy Easter!

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Tips for making Dollar Tree Easter baskets:

  • The theater-size boxes of candy are perfect for this project and so are packages of Easter Peeps marshmallows. If you’d prefer crackers or other savory snack foods, try looking for similar-shaped boxes.
  • If you wanted to use clear packing tape to secure everything, I’m sure that would work as well as hot glue.
  • For the “handle” of the basket, you can use a headband, piece of craft foam, or long rope candy that could work. On one of my baskets, I actually hot glued two beef jerky sticks together and then glued the ends inside the “basket”. So fun!

diy easter basket craft

Homemade Easter baskets are such an easy and adorable craft!

I could see my daughter making some for her friends too! This idea could be a cute small yet thoughtful gift for nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc. The Cracker Jack could be fun for a baseball fan and in addition to boxes of Cracker Jacks, you could add some sunflower seeds, gum, and maybe a baseball.

woman holding a DIY edible easter basket

I think this could go beyond Easter too! Maybe this could be a creative small gift basket idea for other occasions and holidays. How cute would the candy basket be to present a movie gift card? Or possibly a teacher or coach end-of-the-year gift?

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Here are two more fun examples I made years ago! I clipped on some little hairbows to the handle as an embellishment on these. What a fun little craft that’s easy to pull off!

More gift inspiration over here!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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