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.

Comments (3):

  1. dede

    April 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    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 at 9:02 pm

      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 at 8:03 am

    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!

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