One of my favorite sponsors is SweetWorks, Inc. In the past I have made mini leprechaun hats, recycled jar candy bowls, baby food jar favors, plastic cup turkeys, and see through owl favors. I have to say, these mini upcycled plastic cup Easter baskets are my favorite so far!!! I used the infamous red Solo cups that were left over from an event that I had at my Couples Olympics party.
Here is what you’ll need:
- One plastic cup basket
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Ribbon or bows
First cup your plastic cup to the desired depth. I used a pair of fantastic scissors, the Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears. They just made cutting so much cleaner and smoother.
Next cut three pieces of twine for the handle. Use Mod Podge to dipp the ends and glue it to your cup. I positioned it close to the bottom. Allow it to harden a little. I made several baskets so I prepped the rest of my materials as I waited for the glue to dry.
Next, braid your handle and glue the other side. It will look like this.
Since I was making several baskets, again I did steps 1-3 to wait for the glue to dry. Once the handle glue is slightly dry, brush on a generous amount of Mod Podge around the entire outside of the cup. Wrap the twine around the cup starting at the base.
Once you reach the end, seal the tip with Mod Podge, ideally at the base of the handle for a clean look. I added little craft bows with more Mod Podge.
Lastly, fill your Easter baskets with grass and SweetWorks chocolates! I filled mine with chocolate foiled eggs. I also added a little pink felt bird that I glued onto a toothpick because I thought it was so darn cute!
Here are a couple more pictures! I hope you try it out. Thank you to SweetWorks, Inc. for sponsoring this post!