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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.)

If you make a basket, please come back and share!  You can add a photo to my new Flickr group or link your blog post up to my brand new Facebook page!  (Have you had a chance to like my page yet?)

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41 Comments

  1. I'll be featuring you on Thursday. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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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