Mason Jar Easter baskets are so much fun to put together. You can use them to hold Easter Candy and small treats and these are even cuter with a fluffy colorful coffee filter flower on top.

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

The Inspiration

Mason jars were all the rage not so long ago and over the last few years, I have done quite a few mason jar crafts (which you can check out here) but I thought now was a good time to share this idea for super cute Mason Jar Gift Baskets.

Back in the day, everything was in a mason jar.  For some, they may be passé but I’m still hanging on to mine and find new ways to use them all the time. With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d share a super quick and cute Mason Jar Easter Basket.

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

Supplies

Mason Jars

Small chocolate bunnies – any smaller-ish bunny will work but I found the ones I used at Walmart

Small candies – think M&M’s and such.  Any small candies that are unwrapped look the best.  I used the wrapped mini Reese’s eggs and even though they taste delicious next time I’m going to use all unwrapped candies that are colorful

Coffee Filter Flowers

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

Here is the tutorial on how to make coffee filter flowers (pom poms) and here is the tutorial on how to dye coffee filters so you’re all up to speed on what you need!

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

How To Make a Mason Jar Easter Basket

This is super simple.  Just put some of the candies at the bottom of the mason jars to hold the bunnies in place.

Gently place the bunnies in the center of the candies. You made need to move the candies around a bit so that you get a nice snug fit for your bunny.

Add more candies and that’s it

or

Fill your jar with candies and put on the lid.

Either way, with or without bunnies, these Mason Jar Easter Baskets are adorable.

The Finishing Touch

Mason jar filled with pink Easter candy and topped with super cute white and pink bunny ears from the dollar store

You can add a bow, a simple tag, or whatever you like to the top of your mason jar (you can even add bunny ears like I did for this Mason Jar Easter Basket) or you can add a Coffee Filter Flower.

Brightly colored coffee filters dyed with food coloring on drying rack

I dyed the coffee filters above two weeks ago and the colors make me happy! They are vibrant and perfect for spring and Easter decorating so, for this little mason jar project, I made them into flowers and added them to the top of the mason jars with some glue dots but you could use tape, hot glue, or any other craft glue.

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

Add a ribbon to the rim if you would like…I didn’t think of that until just now so no ribbon but if I were to make these again, I would add the ribbon or maybe some washi tape.

Mason Jar Easter Baskets filled with Easter Candy and topped with dyed coffee filter flowers

When I make up another batch of these I’ll share the updated photos as well.  The next batch will be a little more decorative 😉

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