I've been a parent for the last 15 Easters. For about 10 of them, I had the privilege of putting together an Easter basket for my oldest daughter. I love doing Easter baskets! I think it might have something to do with the challenge of fitting everything into such a small space, while still making it look cute. Why is it that the basket seems much larger when you're shopping for things to go in it, than it does when it's time to fill it?
Anyway, now that Zoe's two, it's time for me to start playing Easter Bunny again. This year, I've come up with a something to add a little more charm to the basket, without using up any of that precious basket real estate, and I've put together a little tutorial to share with you.
Heavy Duty Heat-n-Bond or another iron on adhesive
tapestry needle (it looks like a needle on steroids, found in knitting section)
- Print the bunting template.
- Rough side down, lay the Heat-n-Bond over the top of the bunting template and trace as many pennants as you need.
- Cut shapes out.
- Rough side down, iron Heat-n-Bond to the BACK of your fabric scraps.
- After they've cooled down, cut out pennants .
- Carefully peel the paper backing from the Heat-n-Bond.
- Now fold your pennants together, shiny sides facing each other. Leave an open section at the top of the triangles. You'll thread the twine through this opening later.
- Carefully iron the front and back of the triangle together, making sure not to iron the opening at the top closed.
- Using the tapestry needle, thread the baker's twine through each flag.
- Tie to the handle or the front of your basket, removing an flags that don't fit, and trimming any excess twine.
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