My hubby and I both come from families with lots of kids, and every year I like to put a little treat together for them at Easter.

This year I came up with these adorable DIY paper baskets. They are only about 3 inches tall (4 1/2 inches with the handle), but they do pack in a lot of chocolate and candy (just what every child needs, right?!)

What I like about them though, besides how pretty they are, is the mixing and matching of patterns, and it's a great way to get rid of paper scraps if you have any laying around.

To make them too, you'll need the following:


If you don't know by now, I have a lot of paper, so it was easy for me to pick and choose a few patterns from 6 x 6 inch paper pads I had stocked away. If you don't have paper that size, use a paper trimmer to cut card stock of any patterns you wish into 6 x 6 inch squares, and strips of 6 x 1/2 inches (for the handles). I found the rhinestones at my local dollar store. You can often find glue runner from there too.