DIY Troll-themed Easter baskets

Are your kids head-over-heels in love with the popular DreamWorks movie, Trolls? Mine are, and since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I would surprise my little ones with these homemade Poppy and Branch baskets.

Here’s how I did it:

Supplies:

  • Basket
  • Boa
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pink paint and sparkles (for Poppy’s cheeks)
  • Coloured pieces of felt (I referenced a photo of Poppy & Branch when I was at the store picking out colours)

I bought all of my supplies at the local dollar store, except for the boa I used for Branch’s hair. It’s a specific blue, so I went to Michaels for that.

Steps:

  1. Cut the eyes, nose, ears, eyebrows and eyelashes out of the coloured felt pieces. Again, I referenced photos of the characters online for this part. Tip: if you’re making more than one basket, cut all the facial features using a stencil made from cardboard to ensure the faces remain proportionate.
  2. Line up the felt pieces on the basket to ensure size and glue them down.
  3. Glue the boa along the top of the basket handle. If the boa is on the thin side, try wrapping it around the handle to make it a look a little more full. Cut off extra pieces.

Tip: Make sure to keep the vacuum handy, feathers are going to fly!

4. Line the basket with leftover boa, Easter basket filling and decorative eggs.

And there you have it, a colourful basket from their favourite magical movie – made easy!

Happy crafting!

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