Published On March 24, 2021
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If you know the Easter bunny isn’t going to deliver a basket to you this year, then you might just want to make your own! After all, adults find much more joy in floral bouquets that last for weeks rather than a basket of candy that lasts a few hours!

Here’s the simple steps of how to make an Easter flower basket that works as a table centerpiece or colorful decor that you can keep year after year. I’ve made this fake floral bouquet basket with Dollar Tree items, so you know it is inexpensive!

You might be able to use what you have at home, too. If you keep your Easter baskets and decorations year after year, you could make one of these centerpieces now.

If you love easy Easter crafts, you’ll want to check out my decoupaged Easter eggs. You could use some of the same floral stems to make them and these baskets!

Also, these Easter Mason Jar candy jars are cute enough to display on your shelves for the holiday!

What is the Best Type of Basket to Use?

The traditional Easter baskets made of woven raffia or plastic are great for a centerpiece. Baskets with a tall handle are the most traditional and look the best.

I like this basket that I found that has a burlap liner. If you don’t find one with a liner attached, you can always line it with fabric or even a cloth napkin.

However, feel free to use your imagination. There are a lot of cute plastic buckets and pails that are sold during Easter that also would be cute. You want a basket that will hide the inside, so no glass containers or anything see through.

What Do You Put in the Bottom of an Easter Basket?

Plastic Easter grass is often used in baskets that kids get on Easter morning. There’s nothing wrong with using the filler, however, it is messy and can get everywhere! That’s why I love these 9 plastic Easter grass alternatives.

For this DIY Easter centerpiece, you won’t really see the basket filler. I stuffed mine with paper shreds in the bottom in case any peeked through. And I can reuse the paper shreds with gift bags if I take apart the basket afterwards.

You can stuff the basket with anything, as long as its not visible. For instance, you can add a decorative layer of grass on top of the basket filler and no one would know. Use plastic grocery bags, crumpled newspaper, or brown paper bags to fill up the bottom of the basket. Add a small rock or paperweight to the bottom of the basket if you are worried about the Easter bouquet being top heavy or easily knocked over by your pets.

What Types of Flowers are Best for Easter Baskets?

Fill your Easter Basket arrangement with whatever makes you happy! Pastel colors are generally used in Easter flower baskets. That is what you will likely find in the floral department when Easter merchandise is also for sale.

Here are some of the most traditional Easter flower types:

  • Daffodils
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinth
  • Easter Lilly
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Daisies
  • Hydrangea
  • Crocus
  • Iris
  • Azaleas
  • Palm frond greenery

Why Should I Take the Faux Flowers Off of the Stems?

I suggest removing the flowers from the main stem because it is easier to work with that way. Faux flowers come on one big stem that is too long to easily put inside the basket. Also, the flowers can only be arranged by bending them away from the main stem. You want the ability to place the flowers wherever you would like around the basket.

DIY Easter Basket Bouquet Centerpiece

I made two different Easter Basket bouquets to show you how different they can look and how to customize them.


  • Easter basket 
  • Easter grass, paper shred, etc.
  • Faux flowers (removed from the stems)
  • Artificial greenery  (optional)
  • Plush bunny or plastic Easter eggs (optional)


Step 1

Fill the basket with paper shreds, Easter grass, etc. You will want to stuff the basket up the point where you will want the flowers to look like they are starting to come out of the bouquet (almost to the top).

Step 2

If you would like to use greenery, place it around the sides of the basket. 

Step 3

Start adding flowers into your bouquet. You will want to work from the outside inwards. Add the flowers around the outer edge, then add more in the middle, until your basket is filled.  

In this way, the flowers in the middle can sort of nestle on top of the flowers around the edges.

Step 4

If you’d like to add even more Spring touches to your Easter Basket centerpiece, put a bunny or Easter eggs inside.  You can see from the pictures how adding just one or two decorations can really transform the look of the bouquet.

Pin This Project to Remember for Later!

colorful Easter Basket floral bouquet centerpieces

Be sure to see more of my easy Easter crafts, including lots of unique ways to decorate Easter eggs, such as tie-dyed eggs and gilded Easter eggs.

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