Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Mar 31, 2012

Easter Baskets

The Easter baskets we have been using for the last few years are the brightly woven baskets that are sold around Easter time.  They have had a few years of rough use and are starting to fall apart.  I had originally planned on making a couple of ruffle totes for Easter this year, but when at the dollar store last week I saw these little plastic buckets and decided they would be a little more practical for egg collecting.  (Plus I could still add my ruffles to them...)



(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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41 comments:

  1. Great idea! You've used the most perfect fabrics for these and 'ripping' the fabric was the finishing touch! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love your ruffles, great idea to make their Easter baskets so much prettier! Hugs ~ Mary

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  3. What a great idea! I hope they are enjoyed...

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  4. This is very creative and makes the baskets look so pretty! Great idea!

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  5. Gorgeous little ruffly baskets!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are adorable Jamie -- I haven't had a chance to make one yet, but I did make two "No Sew Ruffle Totes" this evening for my DGD's. Thank you for that wonderful tutorial!!

    Karen
    http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beyond cute! Please come share at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/04/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-18.html

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  8. Love!!
    Also, I just made 10 of your ruffly tote bags for the goody bags at my daughter's birthday party coming up this weekend. They turned out super cute...I will do a post after the party and link back to your blog, thanks so much for the idea!

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  9. These are too cute! I love the ruffles and the colors are beautiful. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/04/cure-for-common-monday-34.html

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  10. I absolutely love this! I'd love for you to share it in our link party!
    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-wore-sunday-week-10.html

    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  11. Too cute! My little one would love this...

    Jeanan

    dramaqueenseams.com

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  12. Ohhhh super cute and creative!!! love them!

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  13. I love the ruffles! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I am also crazy for ruffles and these are about the cutest baskets ever!

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  15. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! new follower :-)

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  16. I too have a thing for ruffles! I love them on everyting, it just makes stuff cuter! I recently made a ruffle crossbody bag for myself and I wanted to share it with you.

    http://thefoodwarandothertales.blogspot.com/2012/03/shabby-chick-ruffle-crossbody-bag.html

    I'm a new follower too! Keep up the crafty goodness! :)

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  17. These baskets are adorable. I'm so glad I found your blog via the DIY party and I am now following so we can stay connected. I would love if you stopped by and follow too. Lori

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  18. LOVE the baskets!!!! Great idea!!! Plus you can use them year round!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  19. I did notice your ruffle theme lately, and I am sooo loving it! These are super adorable! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  20. What a great way to personalize and decorate an inexpensive Easter basket or bucket. I love these!!! I shared this on my crafty facebook page : )

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  21. Lovely baskets. They are so festive and pretty.

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party if you get a chance :) - "Made by ME" Wednesdays here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/04/made-by-me-25-linky-party-and-features.html

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  22. I am featuring you tomorrow. They are adorable!

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  23. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link up to my new party "Pin It & Win It Wednesdays" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  24. these are precious!! thank you so much for linking up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! Featuring these tonight on our Facebook page! Have a wonderful night!

    Bonnie @ uncommon

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  25. These are so so cute! I would love if you would share this and any other post at my new link party: http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-1.html
    Thanks and I hope to see you there!

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  26. Too cute! I bet they will enjoy using those!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I will be featuring these tomorrow!

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  27. These are so cute!! I love them, I made some with fabric on the inside, but now I want to try these!! So glad I came across your post!! http://sewsweetcottage.blogspot.com/2012/04/fabric-lined-basket-tutorial.html

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  28. Featuring you! Love these baskets so much! XO, Aimee

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  29. Those are too cute! I love ruffles too! *sigh* :)

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  30. These are the cutest baskets! We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

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  31. Love it!

    I featured you today on my blog :)
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/04/made-by-me-26-linky-party-and-features.html

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  32. I'll be featuring you on Thursday. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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