Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DIY: Easter Basket Liners

Easter is coming up and I have been scanning for baskets, hoping to find something cute, vintage, and affordable. I found THESE lovelies at Pottery Barn Kids for a not-so-lovely price. So, I decided to make my own. Aww! Gasp!
It's true, I am no seamstress. But if I can pull it off- ANYONE can.

First stop was DI to find some baskets.
(Note: Moms, sisters, grandmothers, aunts are also great sources for baskets. You know someone has to have some lying around the basement. I wish I would have thought about this beforehand, but these baskets cost me $1.00 each. I think I can handle that. Also, I wanted to get baskets that were pretty similar in size/shape for the twins. I did wipe them down with a Clorox wipe and added some twine to one of the handles.)

For material, I looked at what I already had. My grandma had given me some light blue fabric a few months back that I thought of using, but then I came across this leftover curtain fabric from the boys' nursery. For the ties, my mom had some blue and brown polkadot fabric lying around. It is a little baby boyish, but I can always switch them out as the children get older.

I'm not going to go through the steps of sewing the liners. You can find a great tutorial HERE. This is the one I used and it's pretty simple...even for non-sewing peeps like myself. You can also google "DIY Easter basket liners" and get tons of info, videos, etc.

*The tutorial estimates about 1 hour for the whole project, 
but it took me more like 2 1/2 hours. ;)

A close family friend has an embroidery machine and I asked her to embroider the boys' names. You can ask around to see if anybody with an embroidery machine would be willing to help you out or check out your local sewing/fabric store and see what services they offer. Of course, you don't have to add names, 
but I think it adds major cuteness!


I think they turned out pretty good (Just don't look too close!).
It sure beats paying $40-$80.

Happy DIY-ing!