photography by Trisha Zemp
Are you ready for the easiest, no-sew fabric Easter basket? I'm actually quite thrilled with how this one turned out and how sturdy it is. Now, if only I had little kiddies to put them to use...for now they will go in storage.
Materials: 1 yd fabric, 12 yards of 12/32" cotton filler cord, glue gun, wire
Step 1: Cut the fabric into 1" strips.
Step 2: Wrap the fabric tightly around the cord and secure with glue. Don't worry about it being perfectly wrapped around. You won't notice when you go to coil it.
Step 3: Once all the rope has been covered, start coiling the rope in and secure with dabs of glue along the way.
Step 4: To make the 9" diameter basket I made, I created 10 coils around the center. Once I got to 10 I started going up. I added glue onto the outer rim of the rope and continued up.
Step 6: I ended by gluing the end into one of the rows.
Step 8: I figured out where I wanted to place the handle and then added glue to the inside of the bowl and quickly secured the handle to the side.
Step 9: Repeat to the other side.