Last spring I fell in love with a gorgeous white Easter basket from Pottery Barn Kids that came with a pink tulle skirt around it. I was *this close* to paying way too much money for it, justifying the purchase with thoughts of the Pearl Girl’s first Easter holiday. Thankfully I came to my senses and decided to make one myself. It was so easy to put together and cost less than $10 to make. Read on to find out how to make your own tutu Easter basket DIY and be sure to link up your latest frugal post to our Fabulously Frugal Link Party.
Before I share the tutorial, let me mention our little Easter grass hack. If plastic or paper Easter grass makes you want to pull your hair out because of the mess, switch it out for a couple of rolls of green ribbon. We’ve used the same ribbon in both kids’ baskets for the past few years and it is so easy to clean up. They love to play with it, the ribbon looks pretty, and you just pick up the two pieces and plop them back in the basket to clean up. Best thing ever.
Now for the tutorial… To make your own tulle skirted tutu Easter basket you’ll need a roll of tulle in your color choice and a wooden Easter basket with a looser weave around the rim. Do not buy glitter tulle because it sheds EVERYWHERE. I rue the day I bought glitter tulle for a Halloween costume. Trust me on this. Measure from the rim of your basket to the floor, and double that length to figure out how long to make your cuts. You’ll need two pieces for each loop in your basket’s rim. My pieces were 6 inches wide and 18 inches long. I laid two pieces together and then grabbed the middle of the doubled up pieces to push through the basket loop. I hope that makes sense. You can see it in the photo above.
Next I pulled the end of the pieces of tulle through the loop I created, then pulled it tight. I did this in each loop in the rim of the basket, then fluffed the pieces up to form a lovely tulle tutu around my Easter basket.
I really love how the basket turned out, and REALLY love that I paid less than a third of the cost of the inspiration piece. You can read more of our Easter ideas here, and be sure to enter our big spring CASH giveaway here (ends March 27).
Welcome to our weekly Fabulously Frugal Link Party, hosted by Bare Feet on the Dashboard, The Mad House, Diary of a Frugal Family, and Emma’s Savvy Savings. All posts will be shared on all four blogs and pinned by your hosts. Add your latest frugal post to the linky below. My favorite post from last week was this Preschool Room Tour from Simple Life, Messy Life.