Every year, I see stores filled with pre-made baskets wrapped in cellophane, and I’m here to say that those need to stop. It is so easy to create your own Easter basket and it’s such a fun project to DIY with the kiddos. They can add creative touches to personalize their own, which will make finding Easter eggs that much more special. Follow along with the tutorial below to learn how to put a new spin on the traditional Easter basket — an Easter basket backpack!
Materials and Tools:
- woven basket
- 10-inch square of fabric
- 2 yards of cotton strap
- 3 buckles
- needle and thread
- hot glue gun
- Hem your 10 x 10-inch square’s edges with hot glue. Add a four-inch strap in the center. Glue on the belt buckle.
- Hot glue the fabric flap on the back of your basket.
- Cut a strap that measures three inches and insert a grommet at the top edge. Sew strap onto the basket.
- Cut two 10-inch straps and two 14-inch straps. Hot glue them to the top of the basket. Add a buckle to the end of each strap.
- Add three grommets to each 10-inch strap. Sew onto the bottom of the bag and then link the straps together.
Some of my favorite projects are the ones where I get to hem using hot glue :) Glue a four-inch strap to the center of the flap.
Attach buckle to the end of the strap. Squeeze tight.
Hot glue the fabric flap on the back of the bag.
Cut a three-inch strip and attach a grommet to the top edge. Sew strap onto the basket.
Cut two 14-inch straps and two 10-inch straps. Attach the 14-inch strap to the top of the basket and hot glue the belt buckle to the bottom.
Apply three grommets to the end of your 10-inch strap. This will allow variety to the strap length on your backpack.
Sew the strap to the bottom of the bag using a needle and thread.
Buckle the strap together and then create a loop to hold the tail of the strap in place.
Easter time! Let’s go find those eggs!
Our CFO, Nicole, brought in her kids to help us model this Easter basket backpack. Silas was ready to take on the job.
Silas’s younger sister Petra is 15 months, so he was collecting eggs for two.
An egg hunt isn’t an egg hunt without your special buddy. Throw in your favorite stuffed animal before you get hunting.
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre
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