These remind me of the candy basket party favors I would get when I went to birthday parties as a little girl. So I think they can be filled with little trinkets and candies and be used as cute party favors for any occasion.
What you'll need:
White Wilton Nut & Party Cups (2 inch diameter)
White crepe paper
Green crepe paper
felt or paper craft flower
white glue (Elmer's glue)
craft paint brush
I used a white Wilton Nut & Party Cup (sold in packs of 24 at a 2 inch diameter), but any white paper cup can be used if you cut it down to about 1 5/8 inch.
I wrapped the cup in white crepe paper, brushing the outside of the cup with glue. I used an old craft paint brush. I made sure the piece I used was 1 inch higher than the cup, so I could tuck it inside. Punch two small holes in the side of the cup directly across from each other. Cut a piece of 20-gauge floral wire to desired length for the handle. Fold back ends of wire, and loop through holes from the inside out. Wrap the wire in floral tape.
I then cut green crepe paper the same length as the white crepe paper and 1 inch taller than the cup. Accordion-fold the green paper and using scissors, cut top of the paper to create "grass". Unfold and wrap around cup, glueing it on. The "grass" had a tendency to fold inward once I had wrapped it around the cup, but I just pulled it outward softly and it behaved itself after that.
There were instructions on how to make a crepe paper flower for the handle, but it just wasn't working for me. I was running out of time so I just used a little felt flower from the pack of craft felt flowers that I found in the dollar bin at Target. Good thing I bought those. You never know when you are going to need a felt flower! And I am all about taking short cuts.
Now you are ready to fill your little basket with goodies!
Happy Easter Everyone!