Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mini Easter Basket

Did you see Amy Power's latest Inspired Idea's issue? On the cover is an adorable mini Easter basket, above is my version. A month ago I went to the miniature store in Novato and found these mini Easter baskets - perfect for making the project on the cover. 

I made a mold from a miniature bunny and used brown polymer clay to simulate a chocolate bunny.  You'll learn about making molds in my workshop. I used left over color foil from chocolate eggs and covered some mini eggs.  I wrapped some eggs in purple cellophane, then I made some mini eggs in pastel colors with polymer clay.  For the last step, I cut up some plastic grass in mini strips. 

Now you have all the ingredients you need for your own mini Easter basket, all that's left to do is assemble.  You could hang your mini Easter basket on some ribbon for a necklace or do what I did and attach to a ring base.  A fun project for Easter!  If you want a free mini chocolate bunny, the first five people to email me can receive one...just send me a stamped self-addressed envelope and I'll put one in the mail to you.

And on a non-craft related note, my son passed his driver's permit test today!  We're all very excited for him.  I can't believe he'll be driving soon, my gosh, how time flies.


  1. So cute! I love it! I need to make one for my dollhouse! xox,Diana

  2. Connie
    Your Easter "Mini" Basket is simply wonderful!
    I love the mini size!

    Laura H

  3. Just adorable! I hope we can make these on Easter. It would make a cute project and it would look so sweet as an accessory for one of my dolls.

  4. Super cute and so real and looks good enough to eat!! F