When I went looking for Easter baskets, all I could find were those woven baskets in pastel colors or cloth baskets that were choking in a disney character of some sort. Okay, so I may have been tempted to buy a Thomas basket but I didn’t see one and didn’t see anything else I liked, which brought me to making my own.
This is made out of a felted cable-knit sweater. Just a circle cut for the bottom, and a longer piece for the walls (tip: measure the circumference of the bottom piece using a piece of yarn!). I folded over the top and cut a slit on either side so I could slide the handle in and button it all on. I thought about adding some embroidery thread to make it a little more spring-y but I liked this simple look a lot so I left it alone.
I realize Oliver will probably want something a little more exciting when they’re older but this should do him for a few years?