Leather Easter Basket DIY Craft

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Leather Easter Basket DIYI love Easter, but I don't love the tacky Easter baskets they sell in stores. Here is a easy and surprisingly affordable way to make your own basket you can customize and use for years to come! Try this DIY this holiday and get the kids involved.

Materials:

  • thick leather scraps (I found my leather at the local craft store for $2!)
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • pen
  • craft glue
  • yarn or embroidery floss
  • needle
  • cutting mat
  • rotary cutter

Instructions:

Step 1: Take your leather and cut it to size using the cutting mat and the rotary blade. You can customize the size of your basket to suit your needs, but I cut my leather to a rectangle sized 4 inches x 20 inches.
Leather Basket - Step 1

Step 2: Using a ruler or your cutting mat, plan out how to space your holes on the edge of the leather and mark with a pen. I spaced my holes a ½ inch apart. Punch the holes with your hole punch.
Leather Basket DIY - Step 2

Step 3: Lace the yarn or embroidery floss through the holes. After each stitch, pull the yarn taught to secure. Once you have laced through all the holes, knot it off and snip the end.
Leather Easter Basket DIY - Step 3

Step 4: Make the bottom of the basket. To do this, lay the second piece of leather flat on your surface. Place the stitched together cylinder of leather atop the flat leather piece and trace the outline of the leather cylinder onto the flat piece of leather using your pen to create an outline of the bottom. Cut out the shape you traced.
Leather Easter Basket DIY - Step 4

Step 5: You can secure the bottom on you can do one of two things:

  • 1. Punch more holes and stitch the bottom on
  • 2. Go the craft glue route (like I did). Run craft glue all around the rim of the cylinder and position the bottom piece on.

Leather Easter Basket DIY - Step 5

  • 2A. Press gently along the edges of the new bottom to help secure it. Mine dried in a few minutes and was easy to wipe off any excess glue that seeped out.

Easter Leather Basket - Step 6

You're finished! Fill your new basket with pretty eggs and grass and enjoy!
Easter Leather Basket DIY

Want more Easter DIYs?

Find more creative DIY ideas from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR

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