When I was a kid, every Easter it was the same story: my dad would “forget” to put on a tie for church. My mom and brother and I would wait in the car while my dad ran back into the house to finish dressing. After the service, we returned home to pastel-colored baskets overflowing with sweet treats left behind by the Easter Bunny (aka dad).
As an adult, I know I don’t need a giant basket filled with candy. But, a small paper Easter basket filled with a few favorite candies couldn’t hurt. These little baskets are easy to make and are perfect for brunch favors.
Directions for folding an origami box
6 x 6 patterned paper (I used Country Drive by Echo Park Paper)
Eyelet tool (this is the one I use)
Needle nose pliers
Shredded green paper
The directions for folding an origami box seem complicated at first but once you get into a groove, you can really crank them out. I used some double-sided tape to glue down the final flaps of paper.
I wanted to add a handle to the box so I punched two holes on opposite sides of the box and added eyelets. Using needle nosed pliers I bent some silver wire into different shapes to form the basket handles.
Once your box is complete, add some shredded green paper, a few pieces of candy, maybe even a gift tag. These little baskets would be a perfect decoration for your Easter brunch table.