DIY: EASTER BASKETS
I love creating things seasonally for my kids, specifically my son because he is at the age now where he is super into holidays and happenings.
Last year I remember being so excited for Easter egg hunting with our Bo as he was old enough to walk around and pick them up (with quite a bit of assistance haha) and we loved it!
This year I hadn’t even really considered how fun it would be until we attended a sweet little gathering at Rowena’s Inn on the river put on by Keisha of Loving Littles Blog.
The kids were all running around, eating snacks and acting crazy (the usual you expect from little kids) but then there was Bo, basket in hand, intensely picking up eggs all on his own!
Our little guy has quite the sweet tooth so I am not really that surprised that he was so motivated to hunt down those eggs!
I can’t wait for easter weekend, celebrating all the Lord has done, enjoying family time and watching Bowen running around with his cousins collecting their eggs!
The basket was Pinterest inspired (obis what isn’t these days), I had seen something similar done to create a laundry hamper with large rope, but it sparked the idea of making little baskets for egg collecting!
So I thought I would share with you how to make them for yourself!
Here’s what you need:
1 roll of rope
A plant pot of some sort for shape
Start with gluing one end lightly to the bottom of the pot so that you can begin to TIGHTLY, or as tightly as you can, twist circularly the rope around itself, gluing the rope to each other wherever it touches.
Continue gluing and wrapping the rope until you have a coaster like shape, this will be the bottom of your basket! Make sure you wrap your rope right to the edges, if it hangs over a bit thats fine, helpful even for starting the sides of your basket. Just make sure to glue together the rope wherever it touches! You don’t want any holes.
Once you have completed the coaster like shape, you need to disconnect the “coaster” or bottom of your basket from the actual pot, so that you don’t have to try to do this once the baskets made. Put the bottom back on careful flip the pot right side up, so you can continue to wrap the pot with the rope, continuing to glue all the way up! This can be to whatever height you desire to achieve the look you want!
When your basket looks like what you want, cut the rope on an angle so you can glue is down to join seamlessly with the other bound rope.
For the Handle I just did a simple braid, held together with glue on both ends, then glued to the inside of the basket!
It really was so easy and simple to do, although, warning! the gluing and winding of the rope is quite time consuming so make sure you have set aside some time to tackle this one, I watched some netflix while I worked away which was perfect 😉
Our Baskets were awesome for the little hands to hold while finding their treats and I hope they will work for yours as well! Tag us in pics if you decide to try one for yourself or a similar DIY!
Happy Easter from our Family to yours!
Did you see the cute little easter bunny bags at the top? Go to Dear Loves Blog to find the printable and DIY for those sweet goodie bags, perfect to stick in your newly made baskets!
Photography of Event by Vanessa Marie Studios
Location: Rowenas Inn on the River
Romper: Shop Chews
Rainbow Tights: KEWE clothing
Ripped Jeans: Tattrd Threads
White Moccasins: Minimoc
Popsicle Teether & Lanyard: Glitter & Spice
Floral Bunny Ears: Sequel Events
Pink Bow: Peekabloom Baby
Necklace: Mint and Birch
Floral Hoop: Posie & Pine (Rentals)
Goodie Bag & Printable: Dear Loves Blog