How to make an Easter basket yourself
One of the most popular additions to Easter eggs are baskets. In these baskets look great not only colored eggs, but also various sweets for children. Such Easter baskets will become a wonderful decoration of the festive table and will please not only children, but also their parents.
You will need:
- small plastic jars;
- a narrow satin ribbon;
- flat plastic tape (for handle);
- any decor elements (fabric, lace, beads, straw, artificial flowers, etc.).
Gently cut the bottom of the plastic jar, leaving the edge in 0,5, see this protrusion is necessary to fix the bottom of the basket in the future.
Tightly wrap the satin ribbon of the jar's wall (as shown in the picture). Do this in overlapping to the previous edge of the tape so that there are no holes and the plastic jar does not shine through. Fasten the edges of the tape with glue inside the basket.
Put the base of the basket on the cardboard, circle the pencil on the outer edge of the bottom of the jar. Cut a round bottom along the line, check whether it is ideal for the base. If it does not fit, then adjust the size with scissors. Go to the next stage only after the bottom is ideally placed in the basket.
Lay the cardboard base on the fabric folded twice, circle the workpiece and cut out the desired size, adding the allowance to 3-4 mm. Further to your discretion: you can sew two pieces of fabric together or glue them on both sides to a cardboard base. Next, apply glue to the inside of the ledge by the plastic jar. Place the bottom in the basket and press it against the edges of the bottom. Take care that the glue does not get out. If you still get out - carefully remove it before drying.
On the reverse side should turn out beautifully and neatly, without traces of glue (approximately as in the photo below).
While the glue dries, make a handle for the basket. To do this, take a plastic tape and measure the desired length of the handle. Be sure to add a couple of centimeters or a little more for mounting. Glue a satin ribbon to one end of the plastic tape. Tightly wrap it around the handle and secure the other end of the tape with glue.
Glue the handle to the bottom inner edge of the basket. To hold the handle more firmly, apply glue on the entire length of the handle that goes into the basket.
Now it remains to decorate the basket. On the bottom you can put straw, cotton, cloth or some other soft litter. Outside - glue bows, flowers, butterflies or something else at your discretion. Be creative and decorate the basket to your liking.
That's all! The Easter basket is ready. Make a few more Easter baskets, put the colored eggs there and decorate the table.