So even though Spring has apparently abandoned us, Easter is apparently still coming – snow or not. And since we have to face the likely fact that there will still be snow on the ground two weeks from now, I figured why not go with – hence this Frozen Easter Basket, perfect for all of the little Elsa fans in your house.
Can we just do a check – is Frozen still huge in your house? Because it sure is here. When my husband heard there would be a second one, he let out a loud groan and muttered “Great, there goes another 10 years of my life”. Seriously… our four year old is still completely obsessed. She watches it on the iPad every single time we travel anywhere – which is fairly often these days. And for her fifth birthday which is fast approaching? Yep, you guessed it. Elsa party!!!
Anyway, back to the matter at hand – this Easter basket. It is a really fast project, and even a child could make it themselves. All you need is a woven type basket (you can even get them at the dollar store – I would buy the plastic over real straw or wicker type baskets, because it may be easier on your fingers as you thread the tulle), tulle (I used white tulle rolls and glitter blue tulle – more on that later), and scissors.
The first step is to cut your tulle into strips. I cut mine into 18″ strips, but you may want to hold the tulle up against your basket and determine a good length. I used about 10 yards of each color of tulle.
Fold each strip in half to form a loop, and starting from the inside of the basket, push the loop through the bottom side of the “rim” of the basket. You can push it from the outside in, but I found it sat much nicer this way.
Then, pull the ends over the edge of the basket and through the loop. Pull tight and continue around the entire basket, alternating between colors. I did two white strips and then two blue.
Now about this glitter blue tulle: I absolutely love it, and I think it really makes it look like Elsa’s sparkling dress. However, it sheds glitter everywhere. I was covered in glitter, as was my floor. Would I change it? Nope! I love how the glitter from the blue falls onto the white and sparkles. I would use it again in a heartbeat. However – if you are not the type of person who wants a trail of glitter following your child on Easter morning, you might want to go with the shimmer tulle instead.
I stuffed the basket with some of my daughter’s favorite goodies (the Easter bunny doesn’t leave much candy in their baskets, he leaves it for them at the egg hunt instead.) I grabbed her some necklaces, Frozen tattoos, earrings, shopkins, bubbles, a jump rope, and lip smackers – oh, and a pack of bubble gum. A little birdie told the Easter bunny that she was just learning how to blow bubbles!
I’m pretty sure she is going to lose it when she sees this on the table Easter morning! Now I’m debating what to make for my oldest daughter. This idea would be so easy to change up for any character – Sofia with some purple tulle or Belle with yellow? Hmm… who would your child pick?