How to Make a Moss Easter Basket

by Kimba on March 17, 2010

in Do it yourself,Seasonal Projects

mossy basket

I wanted to title this post “I Made the Cutest Thing Ever!” but that seemed a little much. But I do think this is the Cutest Thing Ever…or at least the Cutest Mossy Easter Basket ever.

And it was easy. Messy, but easy. Here’s what you need:

moss basket supplies

  • A basket with a handle
  • A package of sheet moss from the craft store
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue

There’s no science to this process. Just cut pieces of moss and hot glue them to the basket.

moss basket cut pieces

moss on basket

Don’t worry about making it perfect.

Overlap the pieces and fill in any holes with small pieces of moss.

jute on basket handle

Wrap your jute twine all around the handle and hot glue it in place as you go. You WILL burn your fingers. I suggest using low melt hot glue. Then you’ll only get 2nd degree burns.

close up mossy basket

Ta Da! How cute is your mossy basket? I love mine holding some fake eggs. I think it would make a fantastic centerpiece or hostess gift if you use it to hold a pretty plant.

moss is messy

Did I mention that this is a messy project? If it’s warm where you are, I suggest doing this outside. I’m still finding mossy bits in my kitchen.

moss basket

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{ 42 comments }

1 Chris March 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

You’re right! It’s not rocket science (thank goodness!), but it IS the cutest thing ever!
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2 Richella March 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

Kimba, this is a.dor.a.ble. Cutest thing ever. Who would have ever guessed that it started as a nondescript little basket? Thanks for sharing it with us!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
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3 Andrea March 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

That is really cute! I like it!
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4 seriouslyahomemaker March 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

Oh, you easter craft people are making me look bad! I’ve never bought or made easter decorations, cause i can’t stand all the pastel colors in my house (actually, i just try to focus on eating easter candy and skip the decorating).

i love this- how its all earthy and worn looking. should do it.. should do it… maybe i will. we’ll see.

i am really good at committing to tasks large and small.

angie

5 Tara March 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

love what you’ve created! I’ve been moss happy lately, too.

6 Jessica @ This Blessed Life March 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

I just made a moss topiary, and you’re right – the moss gets EVERYWHERE. And it smells kinda funky, too – who knew?!
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7 Treasia March 17, 2010 at 9:14 am

It is adorable!
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8 Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

Very cute, Kimba! I love the added twine to the handle.
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9 Emily {Frilly Details} March 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

SOOO cute!!! Sheet moss is my favorite!! Love how the basket turned out.
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10 Hannah Braboy March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

That is so cute! It would make a a nice little plant holder, too! You just might have to use a different type of container that would handle water better. :)

11 Kelli March 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

Such a cute basket! I have learn the hard way that glue guns can cause really bad burns!
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12 Laura @ PARING DOWN March 17, 2010 at 9:56 am

Kimba,

ADORABLE! I’ve never tried using moss before; now I’m kinda pumped about trying it.
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13 Michelle March 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

You are just too crafty for words. I totally think the twine wrapped handle makes it!

14 Gina March 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

Super cute! At least hot glue gun burns heal pretty fast-and I’m so glad I’m not the only gal who has burnt off half her fingerprints in the pursuit of a cool craft!
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15 Brooke March 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

That is the most darling thing I have seen. I think I will have to try that. Thanks.
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16 The Chubby Dove March 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

Love that basket!
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17 Amanda @ Serenity Now March 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

Very pretty! Where did you get the cute eggs?

I imagine hospitals everywhere will receive calls this week from burn victims…”I just wanted to make Kimba’s basket!” ;)

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19 the BLAH BLAH BLAHger March 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

CUTENESS!
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20 Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage March 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

So flippin cute!!! I love it!!
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21 Deb March 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

That is so cute…but just the thought of all the “shedding” makes me soooo nervous!!! ha! ha!

22 Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates March 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

VERY cute! Good job! Sounds dangerous though – LOL! :)
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23 Melissa Howard March 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Cute and sweet…lots of things could be done with it….
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24 Joy@thriftyparsonageliving March 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm

That is SUPER cute!

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25 Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria March 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Kimba…such a cute idea!! I love the moss on the basket…I will have to make some of these! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Victoria
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26 Lisa March 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

LOL, you’re so funny! You should call it the cutest thing I made ever! hehe ;)

It IS Adorable!! I’m focusing on a natural Easter look so this is ideal. You never cease to impress. Thank you!

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27 Kim @ Cheap Chic Home March 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I just love this idea – It’s easy to find cheapy baskets and who doesn’t love moss?
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28 Destri March 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Adorable. I was going to make one with twigs but….
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29 jenjen March 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Very cute Kimba! Love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

XOXO
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30 Sandra March 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Hi Kimba. What a cute idea! I would love to make this and display it on my table outside! Just hoping the birds don’t think the eggs are real:) Thank you for sharing with us.
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31 Jen R sanctuary art March 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Super cute project Kimba!

32 Stephanie Lynn March 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm

This is adorable – I love the twine handle! So cute!

33 Becky March 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Aaah, that is so sweet. I am on love with the jute wrapped handle idea!
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34 Morgan March 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

This turned out so stinking cute! Thanks for the great tips!!

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35 marsha March 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

Kimba, What an adorable basket. I will use this someday. Thanks for sharing!

36 Gail March 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

Sooo adorable!!! Buts me in a crafty mood!

37 Gail March 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

Oh! Did you put anything to cover the inside of the basket? I want to make sure I do it right!
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38 Janelle March 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Ahhh, a cute project. This may just save my twitchy self during spring break with the kiddos… Keep em coming! Got to keep these little munchkins scheduled!!
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39 diane March 19, 2010 at 2:07 am

oh my. I absolutely love this basket and I think I can endure the 2nd (or 3rd…) degree burns that may come with it. I had no idea that you could purchase “moss in a bag”. Who knew?! Thanks for sharing!

40 Lina March 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Yes! This is The Cutest Little Thing Ever!!!!!!
Thanks for posting it.

41 Rachel March 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Aww! That is so so pretty! Thanks for sharing such a great project, I’ll be linking.

42 Tricia March 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm

This is fantastic! I am going to include a link to this post in my Inspire My Saturday Post today. Thanks so much for sharing.

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