Every year I buy the kids Easter baskets, and every year I end up tossing it instead of re-using it (for one reason or another!). I love the thoughts of using something they can actually get some use out of, so that led me to my next creation, silhouette totes! I would use these in place of an Easter basket on Easter morning. These totes will be perfect to take in the car and fill with books, snacks, games, etc.; or even great as an over night bag!
My love for creating banners lives on… I wanted to create a cute, bold banner for Easter, and here’s what I came up with. First, I downloaded a black silhouette bunny from Google and saved it to my desktop. I had remaining blank tags from Christians Valentines, so I used those to print the bunnies on. I added a small amount of craft glue on the tail of each bunny and generously coated it with silver glitter. My own little Peter cotton-tail in the making! I started by threaded a yellow twine thru the holes at the top of the tags, but they didn’t lay right, so I ended up folding over the top and taping each into place. Finish by taping your banner into place, and tying the ends of your twine into a bow 🙂
I bought this beautiful fabric at JoAnn Fabrics a couple months back, for $1.99! I didn’t know how I was going to use it, but I knew I’d love to make something for Isabella with it! The same time that I bought her ruffle bloomers for her first birthday photo shoot, I bought a beautiful turquoise pair too! The color in my new fabric and the bloomers were a perfect match!!
I’ve been crazy about silhouettes lately.. So classic and fun! I searched google for a little girl silhouette, and found this one (here). Perfect for my little princess 🙂 I edited the size of the image to fit the page, and printed it, then cut it out. Next, turn your fabric over, design side down, turn your picture backwards and trace. Carefully cut your silhouette out. For Isabella’s first birthday onesie I used a fabric glue to attach the fabric, this time I decided I wanted to sew it on instead. This was a little interesting for me, because I’ve sewn very few times in my life! It was family movie night, so I hopped on the couch with my boys and got to it!
Some may not be impressed by it, but I was really excited with how it turned out! I think it’s safe to say this will be a hand-washed item, just in case my stitching isn’t super tough! I can’t wait for her to wear it. I will update with a picture when she does! 🙂