Tutu Easter Basket Tutorial

Tutu Easter Basket Tutorial

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

-Supplies-

Basket
Tulle (I used American Beauty and Rosette)
Ribbon (I used nearly 4 yards of 7/8″ Pink Satin Double Faced Ribbon)
1 Pink Gerbera Daisy
Scissors
Glue gun
Glue sticks

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!

Spray Paint a Basket Pink

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.

Tie Tulle

Tie Tulle

Tie Tulle

Repeat this step in alternating colors of tulle (or all one color, if you prefer) all the way around the basket.

Tie Tulle

I found that in some spots a crochet hook is helpful in pulling the tulle through the space in the basket.

Use a crochet hook to pull tulle

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.

Tutu Easter Basket

At this point you could certainly call it good and be done.
I decided to be a little more girly and add some ribbon!

I used 7/8″ Pink Double Faced Satin.
The Ribbon Retreat carries a variety of ribbon, including an Easter Collection that would look darling on an Easter basket!

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.

Wrap the Easter basket handle with 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.

Easter Basket Tutorial

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!

Glue ribbon bow

Glue ribbon bow

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!

Completed Tutu Easter Basket

Completed Tutu Easter Basket

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!

If you have great tutorials and a fun idea you would like to share on The Ribbon Retreat Blog,
please submit a project.

Have a great day! :)

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11 Comments

  1. Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    This is ADORABLE!!!

  2. tan
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    This is super cute!

  3. Michele
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this!!!!

  4. Trena
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    this is what I so needed..
    thanks so much

  5. Danielle
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I love this! Where did you get the basket at? I have looked at the dollar store and Wal-Mart and I can’t find a basket with enough space to fit the Tulle through.

    Thanks!

    • Posted April 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      I actually got mine at the thrift store for a dollar! Can’t beat that! You could always tie your tulle onto a ribbon or elastic and attach that to your basket. Or you could even knot the tulle and hot glue it right to your Easter basket. Hope this helps!

  6. Christian Ficara
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    I’m always on the lookout for creative projects for my customers, and this is a great example. It’s a shame I stumbled across it right after Easter! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Darlene
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    How much of each color tulle did you use ? 12 inches x 2 by?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 14, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Darlene! Thank you for your question. Isn’t this a fun Easter Basket? Brittney used two different colors of tulle in this project and only used one spool of each. She cut her stripes into 12 inches and used the 6″ wide tulle. I hope this information answers your question. Good luck making your basket and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  8. Sabrina
    Posted April 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    How do you wrap the basket with the cellophane?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Sabrina! Thank you for your question. If you choose to wrap this basket with cellophane, you could very carefully lay the tutu down, against the basket, and wrap the cellophane around the basket that way or you could keep the tutu sticking out and carefully pull the cellophane around the tutu and up around the handle. You could also place the cellophane inside the basket and wrap the cellophane around the contents and up and around the handle so you wouldn’t have to worry about wrapping the tutu at all. Thank you Sabrina and good luck with your basket! Michelle :)

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