Depending on your skill level and experience, this macrame Easter basket will take anywhere from 5–8 hours to make. The more experienced you are with macrame, the faster you will be. That being said, anyone can make this basket! Our photo tutorial will guide you through each step and show you how to make the knots — but if you have any questions, just comment below.

Once you are done making your macrame Easter basket, you can fill it with eggs to display until it’s time for your Easter egg hunt. We typically like to paint wooden eggs or cotton spun eggs. For the eggs shown in these pictures, we used acrylic paint and a clear gloss spray to protect the colors. We also styled the basket with our an Easter bunny treat bag that we made last year.

This is the first time we have made a macrame basket, so we hope you enjoy this project! Happy Easter crafting! ~ Lia and team

How to Make a Macrame Easter Basket

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the full photo tutorial below.
  2. Cut 60 ropes three feet in length each. Lay one rope centered on top of embroidery hoop center.
  3. Wrap each end of the rope down and around your embroidery hoop — left end wrapped above rope and right end wrapped below the rope.
  4. Lay second rope across hoop — left end above first rope and right end below. Repeat step 4 to wrap each end around your hoop. Repeat with two more ropes for four total ropes.

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Photo tutorial for macrame Easter basket by Lia Griffith

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If you make any of our craft projects for Easter, share it with us and other crafters! Just tag #MadeWithLia when you post pictures. For more ideas, explore all of our Easter crafts, or browse our macrame projects to see what else you can make.

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To make the eggs in the basket: