I had so much fun making these baskets! It was super quick and easy too! The cost was $9 per basket to make. That's very inexpensive for a personalized Easter basket. I got everything with the exception of the ribbon and tulle at Michael's. The ribbon and toul came from JoAnn's. I had the idea of using tulle as I was in the checkout line at JoAnn's when this bright green caught my eye. It's reusable and wont become a huge mess to clean up later. ;)
Here are the step-by-step instructions with pictures. Enjoy and do please share your pictures if you make one.
1 basket of your choice - shown is an apple picking basket
1 spool of ribbon of your choice - shown is 7/8 inch by 9 feet
1/2 yard of toul in the color of your choice - shown is apple green to represent grass
letter stickers for the label
1 can of spray paint in your color choice
Thin rectangle piece of wood for label (I got mine in the unfinished wood craft area)
Prepare your baskets to paint
You will notice that the spray paint in the original supplies photo was white. I went prowling through the spray paint cans and when I saw this one I knew it was perfect! I didn't want the typical white baskets but none of the colors at the store were grabbing me. This one was awesome too because it is the ultra coverage edition which made painting much quicker.
Paint the wood plates...
Now if you use a satin ribbon you will only want to use the hot glue in three places to hold it in place otherwise you will see lumps all around the basket. If you use grosgrain ribbon then it shouldn't show through.
I did mine on both sides by the handles and on the back side where the seam is.
Then do the same to the bottom seam.
Fold the rest of the ribbon in half and cut, like so...
Now move on to the wood labels.
Start with the first and last letters and work your way in to ensure even spacing.
There you have it. :)
Now dive into your stash of buttons and find one that coordinates with your basket, or one that doesn't....whatever your fancy is. :)
After sticking on your letters then get your trusty Mod Podge out and coat the wooden labels. If you haven't ever used Mod Podge before then you've been missing out. It's only one of the greatest inventions and you can read all about it here.
It will dry clear and streak free.
Now take the tulle and cut into 2 inch strips.
Now hot glue the buttons to the labels. The last thing you need to do is drill a hole in each one opposite of the button with a 1/2 inch drill bit. I couldn't get pictures since obviously my hands were busy...