Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Spring everyone!
My name is Barb O. a Frosted Design team member.
This week I have the honor to post this weeks Show Me Sundays tutorial for you.

For this weeks Show me Sundays, I thought I would continue with our Friday Challenge theme from last week which was recycle/reuse.

So using a Chinese take-out box leftover from Wednesday nights dinner, and some scraps of fabric, I put together a this cute Easter treat basket with eggs.
I know you all know how to make a basket from a take-out box. Cut off the flaps, add some ribbon, and a die cut of a bunny face and your done.
This bunny face was cut using the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge.
I also cut 2” ovals for the bunny feet.

Now, what I want to share with you today is how I made the
pretty Easter eggs in the basket.
I made literally hundreds of these when I was quite young with my
Mom for friends and family.
They make great gifts for kids filled with treats or small coins.

The basic supplies are a basic water based glue, plastic Easter eggs, scraps of pastel fabrics, rick rack, and decorative trim or ribbon.

Using a hand cut paper pattern in the shape of a flower petal, cut 6 petals from each of two coordinating fabrics.

I like to use plastic eggs that are similar in color to my fabrics I am using.
The plastic egg I used had a small hinge keeping the two halves together.
If yours does too, just cut that part off.
You may have some of these around the house from the last Easter season. So this is a good way to recycle them.

Starting with the large half of the egg, cover it with glue and then add six of the fabric pieces, alternating the fabrics. Be sure to smooth the pieces flat.

Don’t worry if they do not match exactly since the seams will be covered later.

Trim excess fabric even with the bottom edge.

Repeat the process with the other half of the egg.

Trim excess with the inside edge of the egg so when the parts are put together everything matches.

Cover seems on smaller egg half with rick rack.

Place another piece of rick rack around edge.

For the large half of the egg glue decorative trim or ribbon around bottom edge of egg.

Add rick rack to cover seems and add a final piece of rick rack around egg just above the ribbon to cover edges.

You can do the same with the small plastic eggs, just cut the petal pattern a bit smaller.

Here are a few eggs I have done over the years.

I usually have them in a decorative basket on my dining room table during
the spring season.

Hope you will try them and create your own special bunny basket.


18 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Barb O”

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Thanks so much for the pictures and tutorial. Love learning something new every Sunday. Great ideas. Love the take away box!

L.B. said...

The basket is super cute, but those egss are just amazing. I am putting them on my to do list (hopefully I will get to them.)

Anonymous said...

Those are REALLY cute! I would like to try to make some :)

Cheryl said...

Those eggs are AWESOME! I will definitely make a few for my granddaughter.

Lori Apgar said...

LOVE these eggs!! What a cute idea!!!

Karin said...

Oh Barb those eggs are beautiful! Great Idea for a center piece!

scrappinlil said...

Very pretty...I might have to give these a try. TFS

Anonymous said...

These are just unbelievably sweet. I am definitely going to do this. Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial.


Carolina said...

Love those eggs!!!! Will have to lift them!!!!

MommaSaid said...

Suuuuuuper cool!

Angela said...


ruth said...

OH I love those Barb! Absolutely adorable!!!

Martine said...

OMG, these are too cute! I'm going to make those with my dauther for Easter! Thanks for sharing.

Fern said...

WOW Barb O. this is a fantastic idea and the eggs are gorgeous!!!! I have so many leftover plastic eggs, I'm definitely going to make some of these!!! TFS!!!!! Hugs!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Barb... this are gorgeous!! I think there may be a lot of these made this Easter!!

barb :)

Sonia said...

Hi Barb
Great tutorial! Gorgeous creation! Love it!

Just Jenae said...

So super cute! I will be making these with my girls (I have 4) this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Erin R said...

wow great idea, so cute!!