I wanted to have a cute Easter Basket for baby Ali, even though she will only be a few weeks old, so of course I saw this as another fun DIY project! I always try to be thrifty in my DIY projects, so planned on using left over fabric from the nursery and I hit up the Dollar Tree for a cheap basket I could make over. Oh and of course I used ruffles. (Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are my own.)
DIY Ruffle Easter Basket Tutorial
Materials I Used:
-Dollar Tree Basket
-Scrap fabric cut into strips
-hot glue gun
-Basic Sewing Supplies
I cut my scrap fabric into 2 inch wide strips and ruffled them. Since I am using scraps I had to piece together some strips to make them long enough to fit around the basket. (the strips need to be about 2.5 times the circumference of the basket before ruffling). You can read my post about using a ruffler foot here.
For the handle ruffle I bunched up some tool fabric (that was a bow on a gift I received) on top of the white strip and fed it through the ruffler at the same time (no need for pinning). I did’t use the ruffler guide so I could get the gather in the middle of the strip. See photo below:
I painted the underside of the handle and the top rim of the basket pink since yellow was not in my color scheme. I didn’t worry about the inside of the basket since you won’t see it once it is filled.
I hot glued the handle ruffle first then starting from the bottom of the basket working my way up I hot glued 6 rows of ruffles…. I wanted it to be really frilly. Lastly I used the extra piece of the tool ruffle to make a flower to glue on. You make the flower by rolling the ruffle like a cinnamon roll and glue it on the back. Now I have a pretty basket all ready to be filled.
Easter Gift Ideas for Baby
– Books: This basket has Guess How Much I Love You: Colors board Book and a Lulla-Bible
-Diapers and Wipes
– Small Stuffed Animal or Lovie
–Ark Bath Toy
–Cute Sleeper Gown