Easy Easter Bunny Basket

So after our busy week and first flight to Washington, I decided to take LB to an Easter egg hunt the very next day. As tired as I was and as little that I wanted to do once we got home, I still wanted her to have fun and enjoy the celebration. I’m really happy that I did take her because coming from cold weather back to warmth was really good for her. She had the sniffles since we left so for her to enjoy the outdoors was nice.

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Her favorite part when we were egg hunting was wandering away from the group to explore on her own. I showed her what to do with the eggs, but it really didn’t mean anything to her yet.

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Still, it was a blast and we only had to bring a basket. I was first inspired by this basket (link here) and I had bought all the materials but didn’t make it in time. Instead I reused a summer pail that we got from a party last year, some foam stickers, and a marker for the face. Then I took white construction paper and a patterned paper and made bunny ears. Taped down with patterned duck tape. I made it in 10 minutes while watching Shark Tank with my hubby right before the party.

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I think for last minute it turned out cute and now I can exchange the dollar tree one I bought for something else!!

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Love my little bunny!

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Easter Basket DIY

Is it bad for me to admit that I don’t want to celebrate EVERY holiday that passes?  I’m really not into St. Patricks this year although I do have Irish ancestors. I painted my nails green and that’s as much as I have done for it to avoid pinches!

But I did start an early Easter project. I got this shimmery gold basket from my Mother in Law a while ago and although its really nice, I wanted it to be safe for little hands in the house. We have other baskets in the house and most are covered but a lot of these tend to have little wood pieces brake off when they are played with.

This is a simple tutorial on lining this basket for Easter (on a daily basis it holds books):

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I started by picking a fabric I really loved and thought went well with the gold basket. I love these hearts and the different colors really pop. I’m also using this pattern for another tutorial in the near future (look out for it!) I roughly measured the fabric using the basket. The inside walls are about 4 inches tall, so I added an inch to be folded over (for a straight edge). The circle is extremely uneven, but it doesn’t matter to me. I made sure that it fit nicely inside and touched all sides of the wall with excess.20140313-173028.jpg

I also wanted to add cushion to the bottom (inside) of the basket, otherwise you can really feel the bony structure. I used extra felt that I had and cut two circles to fit inside the basket. First I traced the basket outside, so there is a little bit of a lip when I put the felt inside. I decided not to glue the felt to the bottom, I’m not sure why. I just didn’t.

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I did hot glue the yellow felt to the heart patterns. I just used a single line of glue all around the edge. I didn’t put any in the center because I didn’t want to have glue lines.20140313-173049.jpg

Then I started to play with the lining around the sides of the basket with the heart pattern. It is a bit tricky especially because I did have excess. But play with it and it should turn out really cute.20140313-173039.jpg

This is our finished basket! I love how it looks especially with the books.

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Hope you enjoyed this simple and quick tutorial. Have a great weekend!

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