(Are you noticing a theme around here yet? Yep, I have a "thing" for ruffles!)
OK guys, these are really easy to make! If you don't have an Easter basket yet, you still have time to make one of these.
See how I made the baskets after the jump:
I attached the ruffles the same way I made my ruffled Easter eggs and no sew ruffle tote. To figure out the height of each ruffle, I just used a couple of scrap pieces of fabric and played until I had the ruffle size and placement just right. Just remember, you will want at least 1/2 an inch over lap on the ruffles to cover the glue. I considered adding a strip of ribbon around the top ruffle, but my buckets have a big lip that over-hangs so I didn't think the ribbon was necessary. (Though it probably would have been a pretty accent.)
For the purple bucket, I just used a few pre-cut strips leftover from a jelly roll. For the blue bucket, I used the snip and rip method to make the strips.
Do you know what the "snip and rip" method is? It's exactly what it sounds like... Cut a small snip through the selvage and RIP! If you have never done that before, you should try it... It makes a perfectly straight strip of fabric. (Plus it's kind of fun.)
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