Today is a first for The Lush List. I’ve never shared a DIY but today I have a good one for you that truly is easy. I don’t think it matters how old you are, there is something charming about an Easter Basket. When my first daughter was born, I found the most gorgeous Easter Basket at a local shop. Each of my girls have used the first basket for their first Easter and then their first Easter Egg Hunt. I hope it will be come an Easter tradition for their children to use this basket as well.
When my second daughter was born, I passed the basket down and bought a bit larger one with silk flowers. When my third daughter was born, the baskets were no longer available so what’s a girl to do? Get the glue gun, of course!
I’m not really a “crafter” but I am certainly not afraid of a glue gun. Anyone can make this basket and I hope you will. If you girls are older, let them do it. Everyone needs an Easter Basket!
Large woven basket – I chose white but natural or colored baskets would be pretty, too.
6 yards of grosgrain ribbon
Enough silk flowers to cover the rim of the basket – I used 8 large and a few stems with several small flowers each
Hot Glue Gun
Cut the silk flowers off their stems leaving about 3/4″ stem. You can always trim but you can’t make them longer!
Glue the ribbon to the inside of handle at one side.
Begin wrapping around the handle, overlapping the ribbon about ¼ in as you go.
Once at the other side, wrap it around once more and glue on the inside of the handle.
Glue two large flowers on either side of each handle.
Begin gluing flowers around the edge of the basket, working from one handle to the next. I tuck the stems into the woven part of the rim, too, and then glue.
Finish with one large flower on the inside of the basket at the handle to hide any roque glue.
Take 30″ inches of ribbon and tie a large bow at the base of the handle and repeat on the other side.
Fill with fun goodies for Easter morning.
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Photos: Mary Summers-Hafner
You look right at home with that glue gun! The baskets are beautiful! I’m so glad your family celebrates Easter the way it should be! eSpecially with new Easter dresses! Easter was alway a favorite for me. My Mother had the best decorations. And of course , there was the fun of shopping for the new dress!