Halloween is creeping up (no pun intended) and I’m trying to get everything all set for Miss E. Last year, she was only 7 months old so this will be her first year actually going trick-or-treating and going to parties. I still haven’t figured out what she is going to be (apparently not a peacock because she made that very clear at the costume store yesterday), but I do have one thing checked off, her trick-or-treat basket!
I wanted to make something that was easy for her to carry and was very girlie but still festive at the same time. So here is Miss E’s Boo-tiful Halloween Basket!
I used a vintage black and white striped fabric for the basket. I’ve had the fabric since I was in high school (gulp) that is how much I love it. Ok, so want to know why I have kept it around that long?
The fabric was actually from an old vintage skirt that my Great Aunt gave me when I was in high school. From grades 7-12, I made about 50% of my wardrobe so people would just give me all of their old clothes to refashion (it was pretty awesome). This skirt was one of my favorite pieces, I actually still have the dress I from it (ok, I’m not a hoarder I promise). And in case you are wondering I don’t make many clothes anymore, I have since become a homeowner and now channel all of my energy in fixing up our living space :)
I used this bright polka-dot ribbon that I found on Pick Your Plumb to make ribbon bows. I was holding on to it for the perfect occasion and I love how it adds a little something to the basket. I topped the bows off with some black lace.
Ok so here is what you need (not all is pictured):
1 Basket (the one I used was about 6″ wide and was a favor from a birthday we recently went to, bonus)
1/2 yard of fabric
1 yard of fabric to wrap the handle
ribbon scraps for bows
3″ wooden letters
Bright Orange Americana Acrylic Paint
hot glue, scissors, paint brush
Remove the handles from the basket (if yours allows), place the basket in the middle of the fabric and slowly begin to wrap the edges. Keep pulling the fabric tight and folding over the edges.
Place some hot glue on the inside of the bucket to help secure the fabric. The, cut out a piece of fabric in the shape of a circle and hot glue it to the inside of the bucket to help finish off the edges. Cut holes where the handles go and place them back on. Then wrap the handle in ribbon, hot gluing along the way.
Paint the ‘BOO’ letters in Bright Orange Americana Acrylic Paint and let it dry.
Then using ribbon attach them to the basket along with the ribbons.
Oh I love candy! Good thing Miss E won’t be needing all of hers this year :)
So far, Miss E loves it. She carries it around the house with her and puts her toys in it. It’s too cute and puts a big smile on my face :)
And… here is the other version I made of this basket. The ‘BOO’ won in the end, thanks to all my IG friends who weighed in (you can follow me @TarynAtDDD)! But I wanted to share it as well :)
Do you have any big plans for trick-or-treating this year?