Crafty Confessions: DIY Easter TuTu Basket

As I child I always loved Easter!  Easter has all the makings to be one of my favorite holidays...

1.  Pastels
2.  Cute Baby Animals
3.  It's mascot is a cute furry animal
4.  Candy
5.  Treasure Hunts
etc... etc...

What is not to love about Easter?  Although I do not have any little ones of my own I still love to make things for the little tikes in my life.  Here is a DIY for the "Tu The Treasure" Tutu Easter Basket I made for my little buddy Emily.


As most of you already know, I believe DIY should not only be fun and creative, but affordable.  Again, I was able to buy everything I needed from the local dollar store making this a less than $5 project.

Here is what you'll need:


♥ A Wire Basket
♥ (3) Three Yard Nylon Organza like ribbon in different shades
♥ (2) Glittery Butterflies
♥ Scissors

Taking your ribbon...


cut in half length wise.  I chose ribbon that was approximately four inches wide.  I cut it, down the middle, so that it was more like two inches wide.  You will then cut your pieces into approximately seven inches in length.  Your end result should be pieces that are about two inches wide by seven inches long.  If using wire edged ribbon, as I did, you will also need to cut the wire edging off to create the tutu look.

Next, take a piece of your ribbon...


and loop through the weaved space closest to the rim.  Bring through until ends meet and tie into a single not.  Make sure the not is nice and tight.  Not only will this ensure you do not lose pieces during the "hunt", but that the color shows true against the rim.

Repeat this step...


alternating between color choices.  As so!  

Once you have surrounded your basket...


fasten some glittery butterflies for some extra sweetness!  The butterflies I found at the dollar store had little wires already attached to the back to make for a very easy addition.

Viola!  Tutu Easter Basket fit for a princess!



Although a little tedious, this project is adorable and sure to be the center of attention.  She'll be sure to distract her egg collecting opponents while having a darling place to store her bounty!

Stayed tuned for the DIY for the basket I made for little Allie!

Love & Lollies...




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14 comments:

  1. Noooo, this is too cute! Might have to do this when my little niece is older! Fantastic idea, you're so creative!

    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  2. Very cute! Great DIY!!

    Kisses from Austria,
    Simone

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  3. I love this and not only do I love it, I love that it is an affordable DIY! With 4 step-kids, things can get expensive, so I love creative, fun ideas that I can do for less money!!

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  4. Woww...great DIY, you are so creative!
    Lovely blog, I really like it! Maybe you want to follow each other, on GFC and bloglovin? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a fab day!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for follow, I'm following you back now, on GFC and bloglovin :D

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  6. aww this is sooo cute :D wonderful diy!

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  7. That is so cute! Such a great DIY project!

    Your newest follower :)

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  8. That is adorable.Thanks for sharing.Also thanks for your visit to my blog.Best wishes on a Wednesday!

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  9. What a sweet basket! Looks so easy too. (:

    - Jaimie
    fawnandfoe.blogspot.com

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  10. wow this is adorable :)
    such a good idea
    xxx

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  11. This is a beautiful Easter basket and I love that you made it for under $5. Wow! I'm definitely going to make this for my niece and mail it to her before Easter. I need to make Nathaniel, my nephew, one too though. Do you have any ideas for what you'd do to decorate for a boy? I love love love the tutu detail and that's pretty much what sold me to do this, but I'm clueless as how to dec' this out for a boy. Help! :)
    Thanks for this so much. Mikey and I are penny pinching right now since we just spent all that money on a last minute plane ticket. I don't wanna spend $20 on a basket from Target if I can do this while adding my own special touch. Don't worry I won't copy your tutu basket exactly.

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  12. Roni - Totally understand! I will think about boy ideas and shoot over to your space later and let you know what I think of! =D

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  13. That is so adorable! And so creative! Makes me wish we had truly gone all out with Easter festivities when I was smaller!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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