Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday & Linky Party - Ruffles & Burlap Easter Basket (and a cute little boho bunny too!)

Good morning everyone! We are entering the countdown to Easter! All those last minute projects have about 5 days to get wrapped up or they're going back into the closet for next year. At least that's what I keep telling myself! Luckily, I think I've got the last of my Easter projects here to share with you today.

Baby A's Burlap Easter basket and Boho Bunny!

This is kind of a two-fer this week, but I can only take full credit for the basket. I found the tutorial for this adorable little bunny HERE at The Quilted Cupcake {complete with instructions and downloadable pattern}, I just tweaked it a bit to fit my style. :)

This little cutie is made with smooth minky fabric in brown and pink paisley. I just LOVE this stuff! I ordered it a few weeks ago from fabric.com for like $2.99 a yard! Crazy! Anyway, I thought for Baby A's first Easter she should have a mommy-made bunny for her basket. I call him the "Boho Bunny" since he's sporting the awesome paisley print. ;)

Of course, she also needed a basket. Duh! However, every place I've been lately has been hugely disappointing in the cute basket department so I decided I would make that  too. It wasn't too bad, just lots of measuring and cutting. But what a great outcome!

Here's what you need:

Cardboard box {or cardboard pieces}
Fabric {optional}
Ribbon {optional}
Glue gun

The measurements for this project will be dependent on what size basket you want to end up with. I scoured my kitchen until I found this bowl that I thought would be the perfect size for an Easter basket. I traced it onto the large side of my cardboard box and cut it out with my scissors.
Then, I measured the circumference of my cut circle and cut 2 strips of cardboard to wrap around it. Carefully, glue each edge down to the side of the cardboard. While that's drying, measure, cut, and get your burlap pieces ready for covering!
Just be sure to tuck in all the loose edges and use plenty of glue. I used a pen cap to shove all the little corners in and make everything nice and neat. The glue also helps with the pesky way burlap seems to shed all the time, so that's a plus too!

Next, decide if you want extra embellishments {the possibilities are endless!}...

I just hemmed and ruffled some pretty striped fabric that I've been stashing away and glued it over some coordinating ribbon. If I was any good at making fabric flowers, I would totally do that too, haha!

Once everything is in place, attach your handle behind the ribbon and you're finished!


Now, in case you missed yesterday's edition of Merchandise Monday all about the sensation that is Scentsy, be sure to click over here to check it out! 

There's a ROCKIN' Scentsy giveaway, and you can also read my personal review of the Scentsy product line, and enter for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for the warmer 
and scents of your choice! {or anything else you want from their awesome catalog!}

OK! Now it's time for YOU to link up! Show me what you've been working on and I'll pick my favorites to showcase on this week's Saturday Linky Favorites!

Grab yourself a button to share the love for the party, and please link directly to the project post so they're easy for me to find when I come visit. :) Ok, GO!



Quilted Cupcake said...

Your bunny and basket turned out great! Love the boho minky look. Bet your little one will love it, too! Thanks for the mention!

Rachel said...

Ah! The bunny is adorable! I love the basket, too--so much cuter than the neon colored plastic ones when we were kids, right?!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Screaming Sardine said...

Awww, I love your adorable bunny and cute basket!

Thanks for having another link party! :)

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Rachel, that bunny is too cute! Thanks for hosting the party!

Holiday Snob said...

I love the bunny and basket, so cute! Stopping by from Night Owl Crafting

Jean said...

Very cute bunny and basket....I saw your link at KoolBeenz.

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