Easter Basket … from a busted sock bin!

Do you have any of those lattice bins from the dollar store?

They last a year or so and then split and break, right?

Time to toss it, right?

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WAIT! Don’t Toss That!

With some scissors, hot glue …

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… and some scrap paper strips …

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… you can transform that broken sock bin into this:

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A sweet little basket perfect for hunting down those eggs.

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Want to make your own?

I cut apart my bin with kitchen shears and trimmed the two long sides …

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… and attached them to each other with hot glue. For extra strength I wrapped a few sections with tape.

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(I only used floral tape since my scotch tape had mysteriously vanished. Clear tape really is the way to go here.)

To make the base of the basket, I cut a circle out of cardboard …

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… and covered it with left over tissue paper and Mod Podge.

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(You can use anything to cover the base: wrapping paper, cardstock, fabric, paint, etc.) 

Hot glue the bottom edge of the lattice around the base and trim the sides so that they line up. Glue sides together with hot glue and secure with clear tape.

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Make strips to weave through the lattice from paper, ribbon, fabric, etc.

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Weaving is simple and will bring out your inner 2nd grade artist: over, under, over under, over, under. Secure strips in place with glue.

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Making the handle is a snap.

I used left over white plastic from the sides of the bin, hot glued them together …

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… then glued the handles to the inside of the basket and covered it with a scrap of paper.

And just for fun, I wrapped a few scraps of paper around the top of the handle to cover the glue together pieces. No biggie.

Done and done.

That sad, busted sock bin yields a cute little basket just waiting to be filled grass or tissue paper and lots of EGGS!

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So whether your Spring weather calls for an egg hunt inside …

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… or out side …

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have fun hunting for eggs!

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17 thoughts on “Easter Basket … from a busted sock bin!”

  1. This is way awesome, to bad mine are to old for the hunt now…well gotta wait for grandchildren and keep those broken bin ;o)! I admire your creativity!

  2. If I had an award you would be crowned Miss Craftypants. I would NEVER have thought of that. What a creative use of something I would call trash. And on Earth Day too. Amazing!

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