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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ordinary Easter Baskets From Ho-Hum to WOW! DIY Ideas For Giving Them Personality Plus!

As I was going through my Easter décor I came across a couple of my kids’ previous Easter baskets.  Although they are a few years old, I think they’re still a great alternative to boring baskets. I wanted to share these ideas with you to help make your Easter baskets more special.


These cuties are pretty easy to assemble.  I started with a couple Longaberger pie baskets with fabric liners.


I took the fabric liners to my local embroidery shop for their names to be added.


I bought the inexpensive stuffed white bunny and yellow chick at Big Lots and took them apart by removing the body and legs and whip stitching the open seams that were left.


The feet are attached with thread through the basket weaves and the head and arms just sit on the edge of the basket.


I purchased the baskets below at Big Lots because I liked the yellow and pink trim that was already painted on each one.  You could easily take a plain basket and paint the handle or top and bottom weave in your child’s favorite color.  


I still wanted to take them up a notch.  My mom cross stitched the kid’s names along with some Easter motifs  on cross stitch fabric and added some cotton tabs.


I attached them to the baskets with sticky velcro dots.


If you don’t cross stitch, you could have fabric strips embroidered with their names.


I hope this has inspired you to take Easter baskets from drab to fab!!!


I can’t believe it’s already almost Easter.  I’m headed to Chicago this weekend but will be back soon.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute Cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute baskets, Kim!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

So adorable! Have fun in Chicago. I love that city!

Deserae said...

Sooooooo cute!!!

Sarah said...

Adorable ideas that would bring smiles to any child.

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