Easter is right around the corner!
The Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail before we know it!
If you’re looking for something frilly and cute for your cutie pie this Easter, look no further!
This sweet tutu basket is sure to make any little girl smile!
Tutu Easter Basket Tutorial
The first thing you’ll need is a basket to dress up.
If you’re like me and can’t find the perfect pink basket you’re looking for, not to worry!
Pick up any boring old basket, there’s nothing a little pink spray paint can’t fix!
After your basket is completely dry cut the tulle into 12″ strips.
Using 2 layers of tulle at a time slip the tulle through the spaces in the basket and tie with a slip knot.
If you’re unfamiliar with the slip knot method, Cherie shares a tutorial in her
Pumpkin Tutu Costume post.
Repeat this step in alternating colors of tulle (or all one color, if you prefer) all the way around the basket.
I found that in some spots a crochet hook is helpful in pulling the tulle through the space in the basket.
After you’ve completed tying the tulle all the way around you may want to trim it down so that all of your tulle is even.
At this point you could certainly call it good and be done.
I decided to be a little more girly and add some ribbon!
Seal the end of your ribbon and secure it to the base of the basket handle with your hot glue gun.
Slowly wrap the ribbon around the handle.
I added a little hot glue every so often on the bottom side of the handle, so it wouldn’t show through the ribbon.
When you reach the other side of the basket handle trim the ribbon and seal the end.
Hot glue to the base of the basket handle.
At this point I cut two 12″ pieces of ribbon, sealed the ends and tied a simple bow on each side of the basket handle.
Using the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions I made a loopy bow.
I glued my Gerbera Daisy to the center of my bow and hot glued the bow to the center of the basket.
I was originally going to glue the bow to the top of the handle, but then when I started thinking about the fact that Easter baskets contain candy…messy, sticky candy… I imagined the bow covered in chocolate fingerprints, so I opted to place the bow on the front of the basket instead!
If you think it looks cute now, imagine how cute it will look being carried by a toddler in a fluffy dress on Easter Sunday!
Whether you make this basket as a decoration, fill it with muffins or
make one for every little girl you know, have fun and enjoy!
Brittany has been one of our wonderful contributors and is so creative! You can find tons of her crafts right here on The Ribbon Retreat Blog, but she also has her blog Crafty Mischief where she posts lots of other fun stuff. Check it out.
Thanks Brittany for your Tutu Easter Basket Tutorial! I am pretty sure every little girl will want one of these!
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