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Easter Egg Necklace

3 Apr

Here is a great quick project that you can do all by yourself!!

Printable directions  Easter Egg Necklace

Supplies: Cardstock to print eggs on

36” piece of yarn  or smaller to fit you

2 drinking straws

Markers, colored pencils or crayons

Tape if needed.

 

 

Print out eggs here:  Eggs   and color

 

All your eggs colored

Using a hole punch punch a hole in the top of the Easter egg

          

Cut your 2 straws into 12 pieces.  Each straw into 6 pieces.  About every inch

 

This is all your supplies ready to go

Starting with a straw thread onto the yarn, then add an egg

This is how it should look.

Continue in this pattern until all the eggs and straws are added

If the end on the yarn begins to fray and it is hard to add the straws

Take a piece of tape and wrap around the end of the yarn

 

Your finished necklace!!

No Sew Basket Cover out of an ice cream bucket

28 Mar

I wanted to make an no sew Easter basket to share with you today, but as I was working on this project I realized there are endless possibilities with this.

I used a Easter bucket that I found at Walmart.  However, Many of you may buy ice cream in the gallon buckets.

 Instead of tossing the bucket in the garbage or recycling why not use that to make everyday baskets?

Printable version No Sew Bucket Cover

Materials:

Easter Basket found at Walmart for .97 OR

You could use an ice cream bucket

¼ yard of Fabric

7/8” ribbon  Measure around your bucket plus 1”

Lace same length as ribbon (optional)

Glue Gun and glue sticks

Fray Check

This is the Bucket I found at Walmart for .97 although you could use an ice cream bucket.

To get your fabric measurements:

 

Measure from top to bottom of the bucket and add ½”

Next measure across the top edge of the bucket and add 1”

Cut your fabric out acording to your dimensions Mine where 6.5” x 27”

Turn your fabric wrong side up and fold ½” up from bottom edge and Press

Right edge of fabric fold ½” over and press

 

Repeat with left side.  Fold over ½” and press

 

Place hot glue on the right side of one of the handle holders.

With right side up lay fabric over the glue making sure upper unfinished edge is lined up with top edge.

Press into place

 

Continue around the top edge of bucket gluing and pressing fabric into place.

 

Next glue bottom edge of bucket. Pulling fabric and laying as flat as possible.

Continue around entire bucket.

Glue entire folded end edge and press onto bucket.

 

Taking sharp sissors. Snip the opening where the handle goes.

Snipped opening

 

Using Fray Check apply the liquid to the edges to stop any fraying of fabric.

 

If adding lace.  Place lace and ribbon on top edge of bucket.

This is to get a placement line for the lace.

You want to make sure that the ribbon with cover the lace.

Glue the lace in place all the way around the bucket.

Over lap the edges and glue down.


 

Add the ribbon and glue in place.

Make sure you over lap the ribbon ends and glue in place.

Snip the ribbon at the handle holes.  Also snip the lace.

Apply Fray Check to both the ribbon and lace.

Attach the handle

Finished Bucket.

Fabric Covered Easter Basket

20 Mar

Don’t you just love those personalized Easter baskets!!  I love  them as well!!

Although there was NO Way that I was going to pay the price out there for one of these.  Here is my quick version of this Easter basket.

Here is a printable version Easter Basket Liner

Here is the basket that I used.  I got it from Wal-Mart for $1.97

The basket measures 11″ across  and then the handle is 11″ high from top of basket.

All seam allowances are ½”

First cut out your fabric pieces.  For the bottom pattern piece. I laid the basket on a piece of paper and drew around it to get a circle.  Then added 1/2’” around that.  Then cut out the pattern piece.

Next I cut the circle out of fabric one time.

To get my side pieces I cut out two pieces of fabric 10” high by 18” across.

 

My three fabric pieces

IF you are going to embroider or appliqué go ahead and do this now.

When you add your design make sure it is at least 2” up from the bottom and no more than 5 ½” high from bottom edge

If you are just doing a name or Happy Easter it is best to put a piece of waxed paper on top of your design to help you get a smooth clean stitching.

 

Waxed paper over fabric.

 

Stitched

If you don’t have a embroidery machine no big deal.  You could paint on a name with fabric paint, or use iron on letters.  If you don’t want a name you could get an iron on patch if you like.   This would look cute as well with no personalization.

Place two band pieces right side together.  Measure 5” down from top edge on both sides. Stitch edges together 5” down from top edge with a ½” seam allowance. Repeat with other side seam.

 

Press seams open.  Continue to press unstitched areas open 1/2” as well

Stitch close to edge on pressed sections.

  

 Stitched opened section

Repeat with other side open section

Turn wrong side out.

Fold bottom edge up ½” and press

 

Open pressed section and fold bottom edge up to first pressed edge. This will be ¼” Press

 

Fold this pressed edge up so that you are now folded to original pressed edge.  This will now be ¼” edge. Press.

Place on machine and stitch close to edge

 

Using a basting stitch ( the largest straight stitch your machine lets you stitch) Stitch the top edge ¼” away from the edge

 

Take out your circle

Fold in half and put pins on the fold

 

Then Open and fold in opposite direction and pin

 

You should have a pin every quarter of the way around circle

Fold your tube in half having seams in the center.  Place a pin in the edges.

 

Next line up the pins and pin together.  Seams will be one pin spot. Make sure circle and tube are right side together.

Now pull on the basting thread so it  pulls the fabric to the circle.  This is called gathering.  You want to gather all the way around the circle making the tube fit to the circle.  Pin the two fabric layers together as you go.

Thread pulled to gather fabric layers together

Fabric all gathered and pinned

Stitch ½” away from edge using regular stitches

(make sure you change stitches back to regular stitching)

You can add what ever you like to the bottom edge of the fabric.  I added Jumbo Rick Rack

You will need 50” of rick rack

Cut this length in half so you have two 25” pieces.  Either heat seal the edges with a lighter or use Fray Check.  Either way you need to do something so the edges won’t fray.

Fold one piece of rick rack in half and fold the bottom edge of your basket liner in half.

Next lay this on top of the right side and pin in place.  You will have extra rick rack off the edge. Leave this, it is for the ties.

 

Pin in place

Stitch over the rick rack with regular stitching.

Stitching over rick rack

Place your liner into the basket and tie the ends together

 

Inside view

 

Finished Basket

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