Monday, March 30, 2015

Handmade Easter Basket 2015

I am excited to show you this year's Handmade Easter Basket!  You might remember I don't care for those cheap-o baskets stuffed with lots of plastic grass.  Blech!  Call me crazy, but I think the basket should be something useful year round!  Click HERE to see last year's idea!

What do you think?
 
 
Can you tell what it is?  Yes!  It is sitting on a bed!  There's your hint!  ;-)  OK.  One more hint.  THIS CLASS is where the skill was learned.  You've seen me make these before.
 
 
It is a pillow case that has been stuffed with Easter goodies!


These fabrics are so vibrant and cute and just feel like Spring!  They bring a big smile to my face!
 
 
Books were placed in the bottom to give the pillow case some structure.  We *LOVE* books around here, so they are frequent gifts.  Somewhat carefully, the rest of the presents were stacked on top of that.  This year, the loot includes a couple of dresses for church, sandals, an egg coloring kit, construction paper, colored pencils and, of course, candy!


 
Once all the stash was loaded, a bit of ribbon tied off the top and the band was folded over it!  Each child is receiving two handmade pillow cases.  One has a pillow inside, while the other has Easter gifts.
 

 
I have two more "baskets" to show you, PLUS a tutorial on how to make your own pillow cases!  Please stay tuned!  ;-)
 
May you and your family have a very blessed Easter this year!

 
;-)  -Marci

10 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute material and pillow! Things like this make me wish I could sew and enjoy it. Sweet and unique Easter package too!

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  2. Cute idea, and then lovely on the bed afterwards. - Margy

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  3. What a great idea. It's something that can be used again, and well I absolutely love the bright colors.

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  4. Super cute! I love the colorful fabrics too!
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Great idea! Thank you for sharing with us at VMG206's Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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  6. Love the material it's so cute! Turned out great too. Never would have thought of this. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  7. I absolutely love this idea, Marci! it's a little late to do this now, but this is something I would love to do for next year :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. May you have a beautiful Easter. Hugs!

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  8. A fabulous alternative to the traditional Easter basket, Marci, and one that can be used all year round. Featured today...

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  9. The fabric is so colorful and cheery! Love this wonderful idea as an alternative to a traditional Easter basket. Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party:)

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