New This Month


Slipcovered Easter Basket

A plain wicker basket dressed up in gingham is as delightful as the treats it holds and can be reused on other occasions.

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, 2002


  • Wicker basket

  • Paper

  • Wide ribbon

  • Felt

  • Velvet ribbon

  • Buttons

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

  • Needle and thread

  • Craft glue


  1. Select ribbon at least as wide as the height of the basket's sides.

  2. Make a paper template for each side of basket (add 1/2-inch seam allowance to both ends of each piece and 1 inch more to front piece for a pleat).

  3. Trace templates onto ribbon; cut out.

  4. Fold top edges of ribbon pieces under to be the same height as basket, if necessary; press.

  5. Make a 1/2-inch pleat in the front piece; press. Sew buttons through pleat to secure.

  6. Sew pieces together, right sides facing; turn inside out.

  7. Slip basket into cover; hand-sew it through wicker at corners.

  8. Wrap and glue a felt strip around top of handle; cover with velvet ribbon.

  9. Cut felt "grass"; glue it inside basket.

Reviews Add a comment