You will need to start with 2 ovals and 1 strip of paper 12"x 2 1/2" scored at 1/2" mark, and a strip 12" x 1". The ovals need to be small enough for the 12" strip to go around. Snip the scored section ever so often and add adhesive tape to the oval.
Start attaching the long strip to the oval like so. This what the base will look like.
Cut 4 strips of tulle about 1 1/2" wide and long enough to gather. My strips were 10' long and I doubled them to make them 5' to sew. Sew down the middle of 3 of the strips and gather to 12" long each.
Star attaching the strips of gathered tulle to the basket. For this I used hot glue because you need it to hold pretty quickly. Glue all three strips of tulle onto the basket.
Add the handle and the other oval to the inside to cover up the bottom. Take the 4th strip of tulle doubled and start wrapping around the handle until the handle is covered.
Now the fun part begins with adding the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts!! I added the 25mm Two Tone Baby pink Wild Roses, 15mm open roses and 6mm Rosebud along with White Heather Stems and Pink Tulip Vintage Seam Binding
For this yellow "boy" basket I went with the Yellow Daffodils which were sooooo perfect for Easter!!! I also added in some orange 15mm open roses.
I am so excited about how these turned out. Here is the photo of my Easter basket with my daughter Alyssa when she was 18 months old! Same idea just a lot larger version. My Grandmaw was so crafty!!!!! She actually added plastic flowers to the side with a tiny stuffed bunny and bow. I have to say my flowers are a ton better than what she had to work with 40 some odd years ago haha!
Thank you for checking out my blog today! I hope you might want to try one of these. All I ask is that you give me credit if you make one. I rarely say that, but this has major sentimental value for me.