Look out, Peter Cottontail! The Niffler has an eye for shiny things, and those golden Easter eggs are mighty tempting…
To make this Niffler Easter basket, you’ll need
- A cardboard box (papier mâché luggage/suitcase boxes are also available at some craft stores)
- masking tape
- 2 shades of brown acrylic paint
- small paintbrush
- cling wrap
- handful of brass coloured brads
- two strands of ribbon ( 1-2cm wide)
- hot glue gun
- Easter basket filling (paper or cellophane)
- Chocolate wrapped in golds- eg gold coins, gold Easter eggs in large and small sizes
- Funko Pop Niffler
- Paint the cardboard box, inside and out with a dark or medium brown. Let dry completely (a hair blower/dryer helps speed up the process!)
- Next, use a paint brush to paint the lighter coloured brown paint all over, and press on cling wrap straight away, slightly scrunched.
- Peel off to reveal a texture.
- Alternatively you can scrunch up fabric or plastic and dab the paint on. Let dry completely.
- Use masking tape to attach the lid to the box on the inside.
- Paint over the masking tape using the lighter brown paint. Let dry.
- Cut off the long parts of the brads and discard. Use the hot glue gun to attach the heads of the brads to the lid of the box around the edge, to look like rivets.
- Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the box. To make it look less like ribbon, paint over with the darker brown colour and let dry. To make it look even more realistic you can attach mini luggage clasps (have seen in craft stores).
- Finally it’s time to fill! Stuff the Easter basket filling into the box.
- Place the Niffler and any big items in first, then fill with the smaller coins and eggs. And voila! A Niffler Easter basket to give as a gift.