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Things to Make for Easter on a Budget!

Easy things to make for Easter on a budget! Add some paint to Dollar Tree Easter baskets for elegant decor or centerpieces.

Hi Friends!  I have been doing a series on things to make for Easter that I am creating for a Ladies Night Out hosted by my church.  I was asked to decorate 12 round tables and some rectangular tables in my style and of course for me, that means on a budget!

 I like to show others how you can decorate nicely and easily without spending a fortune.  All you have to do is paint a few things.

That is what I did for this DIY Easter egg basket makeover that I am using as part of the centerpieces.

Here’s a little before and after picture so you can see how far a little paint and creativity can go!

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Materials Needed for DIY Easter Egg Basket Makeover

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  • wire basket – purchased from Dollar Tree
  • plastic eggs – purchased from Dollar Tree
  • wet floral foam
  • foil
  • spanish moss
  • greenery or baby’s  breath – I got mine from Trader Joe’s
  • chalk paint
painting easter baskets


DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

How to Paint Dollar Tree Baskets

The first thing I did was paint the white wire Dollar Tree baskets.  I used 3 different colors of chalk paint so that I ended up with 4 of each color.

Things to Make for Easter
DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

After they are fully dry you can add the stuff inside.  

Making Easy Easter Centerpiece

I was using these for Easter centerpieces but you could do all sorts of things with these baskets for baby showers or birthday parties.

DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

So the flowers would last longer and so I didn’t have to add so much moss, I cut wet floral moss into sections.  

Then I put a bit of foil around them so the water wouldn’t leak out and put them on the bottom of the basket.

DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

Then I just put Spanish moss around the outside of the foam and a little on top.

Things to Make for Easter

For the eggs, I painted Dollar Tree eggs and added 5-6 to each basket.  You can find the full tutorial by clicking here.

For the cross, I found some sticks at a park and just tied jute twine around them to hold them together and then to tie it onto the handle.

Things to Make for Easter
tying wood cross to easter basket

I originally was going to add baby’s breath on top, but I happened to be at Trader Joe’s and saw this greenery with little white and pink flowers.  

DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

I added water to the foam and then I just cut off little sections and stuck them in the foam between the eggs.

Things to Make for Easter from dollar store

Voila!  Easy peasy and I think the whole basket cost less than $2 to make!

Pair it with a cute little Easter wood sign (click here for my tutorial) and some Easter trinkets and you have some sweet and inexpensive things to make for Easter centerpieces.

DIY Easter egg basket makeover tutorial

Another frugal and easy decoration is an Easter twig tree (tutorial found here!)

Or you can make this beautiful Easter cross decoration using the same wooden crosses (tutorial here!).

If you’d like to save this tutorial for later on making Easter basket centerpieces or share you can PIN It now! If you are on a desktop hover over the top left of the image below and if you are on a phone simply tap on the image and a PIN It button will pop up to click on!

DIY Easter centerpiece


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