3/21/10

sprucing up your Easter basket

When I was visiting my family in G'ville I had some extra time to sew and CRAFT!!! ha ha...get your laughs out now. One of my fun projects was sprucing up Stephen Small's Easter basket which he will probably get nothing in this year (because he's 11 months old and has no expectations). But you know...We'll use it in years to come.


Here is the step by step...be inspired!

Materials needed
  • basket
  • enough fabric to line basket
  • ribbon to line the edge of basket
  • glue gun
  • sewing machine



1-measure fabric to line basket one way like picture below, cut to size, iron down and hem edges.


2-with a glue gun, glue fabric along edges of opposite facing sides of basket...the fabric will be loose in the middle.


3-now, to secure loose fabric, fold edges down in corners and fold neatly...kind of like you are wrapping a gift. glue these corners using the glue gun.


4-now to line the other sides...measure, cut, and shape fabric to fit in unlined sides. leave enough room to hem up edges.




5-once again, break out your glue gun and secure side pieces.

It is all starting to come together!


6-glue ribbon around edges.


And your done!


* Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat...there is more than one way to spruce up an Easter basket....use your imagination and do what works for your basket.

Happy sprucing!

5 comments:

Lynn Beck said...

You amaze me! I'm constantly impressed that you are so skilled.

S.S. will greet Easter in style.

Much love to all of you!

leslie the young mother said...

so adorable!

Lindsay said...

Cute! Although, you lost me at glue gun. If not there, for sure at sewing machine...

Jenglamgirl said...

very sweet, love this idea, thanks for sharing! jgg

Robyn said...

great idea! Simple and lovely. Thanks!

Related Posts with Thumbnails