Different DIY Easter Baskets

A resale shop basket (picked up for $1.00) is covered in canvas, painted and appliqued to make a hip Easter basket for my 10-year-old.

This Chanel inspired basket is for my 6-year-old. It is adorned with vintage rhinestone clip-on earrings – her favorite for dress up. The earrings are a gift – I chose to clip them on the outside of the basket, rather than place them inside.

My daughter loves rhinestone clip-on earrings and will even wear them to the supermarket – that is how she earned her nickname, Zsa Zsa (as in Gabor).

I started out with a plain basket.

For the first basket, I wrapped it in canvas by hot gluing sections of the fabric over the entire basket.

For the edges of the fabric, I just folded under and glued down.

For the handle, I ran the seem up underneath the arch.

I ran the fabric under the base of the basket too.

Using neon spray fabric paint, I quickly gave the canvas a graffiti style application. I added foil letter stickers, sprayed with paint and then removed them to leave the word "hippity".

Using stencils and black fabric paint I made a patch for the front of the basket.

Using a dab of fabric glue in each corner, I added the patch.

I added a running stitch to the edge of the patch.

For the "Chanel basket", I hot glued lace trim around the circumference – creating a ruffled effect as I went up. I picked up this 7 yard spool of lace for $2.50 at Jo-Ann's.

I added lace to the front and back of the handle. I also tied lace bows onto each side of the handle.

Because I was going for a Chanel look, I needed some black – I cut black tissue paper into strips for filler.


  1. dede  April 20, 2011

    Super cute! Isn’t it fun to have little girls to delight in this way? My girls are all grown up… I kinda miss this.

    • camilla  April 20, 2011

      DeDe – Thanks! I love making things like this for my girls – they have such a fun style. Take Care, C

  2. Dani  April 21, 2011

    I love that you personalized each of the baskets for your girls! So much fun! I am sure they will be very excited Easter morning!