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Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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Baby’s First Easter Basket

Wow, this spring is flying by, and not in a good way. We sure haven’t seen any nice warm days yet, but I’m hoping we’ll have a nice long spring, that the hot and humid days of summer don’t get here too fast. I thought of this idea while I was cleaning up my office. I had begun a tulle skirt for an under dress crinoline for the minions that just didn’t work out. And I thought, what a pretty idea to make if I wrapped it somehow around a white wicker basket, it would make such a beautiful baby’s first Easter basket!

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This basket takes little time, and a little know how, but with my instructions I think you’ll easily be able to recreate your own. Don’t just think of this as a baby basket, change up the colors for your little princess and make it all about your little girl, or even add some vintage items and use it for a special lady.

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Take some elastic and measure it around your basket, you want to make sure it fits well, with a  little stretch but not a lot at the widest part.
Tie a knot in your elastic and trim off the ends.

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Now measure out your tulle into 15 inch pieces. Fold them in half, and pull the looped end under the elastic.

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Pull both ends of the tulle through the loop , making a knot.

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Congratulations, you have your first tie-on done! You’ll need lots more. Leave the ends loose for now. And continue tying knots on.

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Once you have tied on your knots, you’ll want to put the elastic back on the basket, and glue into place. I did this before to show you where you can start gluing, it’ll be harder to see with all the tulle on the elastic.

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When you feel you have enough tulle on your elastic, simply slip it back on the basket.

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This is the basket with the elastic on it. You can simply leave it as is, or add to it.

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Next, I wanted a handle on mine. So I cut three lengths of tulle about 3 feet long, tied a knot in one end, then braided them together. Once I had them braided, I cut a length of jewelry wire and wove it through the braiding. Since both ends of the handle had knots on them, I hot glued the handle to the sides of the basket, making the inside accessible. To hide the ends of the wire, I looped them back up into the handle.

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After attaching the handle. I accented it with a pretty bow, just cutting two pieces of tulle about 12 inches long and tied them into a bow, then hot glued it to the handle.

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For the skirt, I tied a good thick piece of ribbon around the skirt, pulling it in a bit. Then knotted it. I then knotted a pretty bow, cut the ends into a V shape.

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Decorate as you’d like, putting in whatever best fits.

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Enjoy!

kris

 



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4 Responses to Baby’s First Easter Basket

  1. Colleen says:

    Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I think I will try it out for my Great Niece’s 1st Easter this year! As always, your ideas are beautiful!

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Colleen! thanks so much! I hope it turns out for you! I’m sure the baby’s parents will love your gift!!
      kris

  2. Colleen says:

    I finished the basket! Thank you so much for the great tutorial!

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