Every year, I see stores filled with pre-made baskets wrapped in cellophane, and I鈥檓 here to say that those need to stop. It is so easy to create your own Easter basket and it鈥檚 such a fun project to DIY with the kiddos. They can add creative touches to personalize their own, which will make finding Easter eggs that much more special. Follow along with the tutorial below to learn how to put a new spin on the traditional Easter basket 鈥 an Easter basket backpack!

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

Materials and Tools:

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack Materials

Instructions:

  1. Hem your 10 x 10-inch square鈥檚 edges with hot glue. Add a four-inch strap in the center. Glue on the belt buckle.
  2. Hot glue the fabric flap on the back of your basket.
  3. Cut a strap that measures three inches and insert a grommet at the top edge. Sew strap onto the basket.
  4. Cut two 10-inch straps and two 14-inch straps. Hot glue them to the top of the basket. Add a buckle to the end of each strap.
  5. Add three grommets to each 10-inch strap. Sew onto the bottom of the bag and then link the straps together.

Some of my favorite projects are the ones where I get to hem using hot glue :) Glue a four-inch strap to the center of the flap.

Attach buckle to the end of the strap. Squeeze tight.

Hot glue the fabric flap on the back of the bag.

Cut a three-inch strip and attach a grommet to the top edge. Sew strap onto the basket.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

Cut two 14-inch straps and two 10-inch straps. Attach the 14-inch strap to the top of the basket and hot glue the belt buckle to the bottom.

Apply three grommets to the end of your 10-inch strap. This will allow variety to the strap length on your backpack.

Sew the strap to the bottom of the bag using a needle and thread.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

Buckle the strap together and then create a loop to hold the tail of the strap in place.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack Gif

Easter time! Let鈥檚 go find those eggs!

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

Our CFO, Nicole, brought in her kids to help us model this Easter basket backpack. Silas was ready to take on the job.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

Silas鈥檚 younger sister Petra is 15 months, so he was collecting eggs for two.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

An egg hunt isn鈥檛 an egg hunt without your special buddy. Throw in your favorite stuffed animal before you get hunting.

DIY Kids Easter Basket Backpack

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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre

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