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Upcycle an empty yoghurt tub into a yoghurt pot basket. This craft is so, so simple, and we love how prettily ours turned out.

You can make this in less than 10 minutes!

This upcycling craft was first published in 2014 and has been updated and republished for today’s audience.

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yoghurt tub easter basket upcycling craft. Decorate the yoghurt tub with washi tape

Do you like to upcycle junk? I confess I have more upcycling ideas than time, which means I have boxes and boxes (you wouldn’t believe how many if I told you) of recyclables that I need to store somewhere in the house or garage because I’m going to “make something with that one day“.

I swear I am not a hoarder, these are all useful things that have a potential purpose.

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to making some yoghurt pot baskets that I’ve been planning since last Easter. Plus, as an added bonus, I got to use up some of my extensive washi tape collection that I’ve been planning to use one day for a very long time now too.

Here is how you can make one of these baskets in less than 10 minutes…

How to make yoghurt pot baskets

You will need:

  • empty small yoghurt tub that has been washed and dried with the label removed.
  • washi tape
  • pipe cleaners
  • coloured beads
  • tissue paper

How to:

Get your supplies ready, ensuring the yoghurt pot is washed and dried thoroughly with the label removed.

supplies needed to make washi tape yoghurt pot baskets

Add washi tape in stripes around the yoghurt tub.

step one of the upcycled Easter baskets

Punch holes in the sides of the yoghurt tub with a hole punch, then wind a pipe cleaner through the holes. Thread some coloured beads on to the pipe cleaner before you attach the second end closing off the handle. We used 5 beads for each basket.

adding the handle to the Easter basket craft

Cut out a small square of tissue paper and use it to line your basket.

adding tissue paper to the Easter baskets

Fill with mini Easter eggs as a special treat – yum!

Easter baskets made from recycled plastic containers

They’s make a sweet DIY Easter gift for somebody special, or a fun kids activity for a rainy afternoon.

More Easter upcycling ideas for kids

how to make an upcycled yoghurt pot easter basket