Monday, March 25, 2013

An Easter Basket - Just for You!

Today I wanted to share the cute little Easter Bag/Baskets I made for my grandniece and nephews.  I am hosting Easter Dinner this year and I wanted to have something special for the little ones.

I had just purchased these sweet little Jute Mini Natural Bags and knew their little 4"x4"x4" size would be perfect for the little people!  The bottoms are 4"x4" but the sides push out a little so they are sort of roundish in shape if they were filled up and the opening is larger than 4"x4".

 I personalized each bag by printing a picture of each of them on Sticky Back Canvas with their name and Easter 2013.  I printed them in Sepia to match the natural bag.
This one is for James who will be 2 years old in May.  Inside each bag I put a squishy rubber chick, an egg filled with Mini Teddy Grahams and a plastic chick filled with mini peanut butter crackers - trying to be a little more healthy than candy for the kidos! 

Here's a close up of the picture of James - such a happy little kid!  The canvas has a sticky back - but since the jute is so coarse I was afraid it wouldn't keep sticking - so I tacked down the corners with some bakers twine.
 
 Here's the bag for Landon who is James' cousin and will be 3 in September.  I used different colors of wrinkled seam tape on each bag.
Just look at this sweet face -   his eyes are a beautiful blue.
And finally the bag for Mila (pronounced Mee-la) Landon's little sister, who is just 7 months old.
Here's the close up of Mila -  she is just the cutest little button!!  
I'm actually going to give them the bags empty and have each one go on an Easter Egg Hunt to find the goodies to put in their bags. Mila will need a little help finding her treats but she'll have fun holding everything.  
I'm so looking forward to this lovely family Easter gathering!

Accessories:  Jute Mini Natural Bag - Save-on-crafts.com, Sticky Back Canvas - Ranger, Bakers Twine - The Twinery, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, 1/8" hole punch

19 comments:

Riet said...

So gorgeous Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Annette said...

how totally sweet and super special...

Ellen said...

Wowza Joan! Love these personalized bags! Great Easter baskets for the little ones! Have a fun filled Easter my friend!

dpkennedy said...

These are adorable Julia! The kids are going to love them!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What fun little totes Julia! Love how you personalized them!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Julia, these are just the cutest little Easter baskets and I am sure your nieces and nephews will fall in love with them. Great work.

Susie said...

Julie, these little Easter basket/bag totes are darling and just the right size for little hands. What a sweet Auntie you are to create something so special and personal. Memories that will always be treasured.

Susie said...

Oops, please forgive me, I had a typo and spelled your name incorrectly. I meant to type Julia not Julie. There's nothing worse or insincere sounding than getting someone's name incorrect.

Hugs,
Susie ~

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Auntie...what a great project!!! Sure to become a keepsake!

Peggy said...

Such sweet little baskets! Wonderful idea to put their pictures on them! I am sure your Easter celebration will be wonderful!

Kate W. said...

Julia, what precious keepsakes!!! Oh, the kiddos will just love these.

Pauline said...

These are simply adorable Julia, I bet their mummies will treasure these wonderful gifts!

Mary Marsh said...

These bags are so cute Julia-perfect for the little ones-have a wonderful Easter celebration with the family-I am hosting dinner as well

Dianne said...

Julia these bags are the BOMB, they are just too sweet.I want to come to the party:):) sounds like Big Fun.. Your the hostess with the most-est, I have to say... Have a Fabulous Easter, i'm sure you will big hugs....

Heather said...

What fabulous bags Julia, I love your design and the sepia photographs. What a little bunch of cuties you have and giving them toys will be much appreciated I'm sure - they will last longer than eggs as well!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Jingle said...

These are really cute!

Vickie Z said...

Sounds like so much fun... well, maybe a "little work" but so worth it!! Have a fabulous Easter with you family...lots of fun and laughs!! My parents just stopped by for a couple days on their way back from a cruise {78 and 82}... enjoyed every minute and loved every smile/laugh!!

PS those bags are adorable and what fun to watch the little ones find their treats!!

Joan Ervin said...

You have created such adorable little bag/baskets for the kids, Julia....I know they are going to love them and their parents will treasure them, too!!!!