Monday, March 29, 2010

Basket Dayz

I am joining Kim for Basket Dayz at her site Cheap Chic Home.  If you have made a basket for Easter or spring she would love you to join her.  I can't get enough of this bright apple green color.  I just love it.  So when I saw this little basket at the thrift store I just knew it would transform into the best Easter basket project.  This is very similar to what I did last week (you can view that here) but when you change up the colors and do different embellishments you can get a very different look. Here is how I did it.
3 yds. of ribbon of choice
Embellishment to basket ( Example- flower)
1 1/2-2 yds. of coordinating tulle (depending on how full you want basket) 

I first looped the coordinating ribbon on the stem of the basket.

Before I started wrapping I put a good knot in it.  Then I wrapped the ribbon all along the basket stem.

Then once I got to the other side of the basket stem I put another good knot in it.
I then took a 4 inch wide strip of the tulle and folded it back and forth like so.  (I got ahead of myself and cut a notch out of the left side, just ignore that.) 
Then you fold your tulle rectangle over and cut the corners off of of each side of the top of the rectangle, your cutting on the fold.

Then you unfold that rectangle again and tie it into the ribbon you left on the basket.  Here you can pull out the tulle and "fluff" it into a bow, just like you do when you make a homemade ribbon.

Now take some form of embellishment.  I picked out some flowers and I cut the stems much shorter.
Here I folded up the stem even smaller and I would wrap it with floral tape to secure and keep any sharp edges from little fingers.

Before I applied the flowers I pulled out the tulle making it look just like you would a ribbon you have made.  Then I tied in the flowers with a good knot and then I finished up with a bow in front of the flowers.
Now Your ready to stuff your basket with the rest of the tulle.  Just cut it up into small (10"x10") squares.  They don't have to be perfect.  The tulle makes a fantastic filler and it cushions the eggs.  

Please go over to Kim's site and see all the basket projects going on.  I will also link this to the Spring/Easter Party at Life As Lori.

I will also be linking this to:


The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is cute as can be, Sherry! Great job!


Sheila :-)

Leah said...

I've been too busy to decorate for Spring or Easter!! I'll probably pull out some eggs from the attic on Saturday! Lame Me! But your basket is beautiful!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is so pretty. Love the color combination. laurie

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ok I love it, turned out pretty darn cute-I am a big fan of the Tulle i use it on everything.. Love it..Will be trying that one as well.
Thanks for Sharing Ideas..

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

So pretty :) But, where's the chocolate?!?!? ;)

Kim said...

Thanks for linking up. You're right, these do look very different depending on the colors you use. I have a "soft spot" for the bright green. :)

Amanda said...

That turned out so pretty!

Kelee Katillac said...

So sweet! I love the colors! Happy Easter! Stop by kiddo!

love, kelee

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! The lime color is great!