Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bead and Safety Pin Easter Basket for Barbie

Here's another fun Easter basket for Barbie idea that's just a little more involved than the egg carton one I previously posted. Safety pin baskets are a craft that has been around, probably, ever since there were safety pins!  I kept mine super simple, but they can be as elaborate as you'd like. You're only limited by the size of your pins and beads in your stash...

They make cute Easter baskets and I made a green and gold one for St. Patrick's Day too.

A better view:

I've added the ornament label, larger baskets would really be cute hanging on an Easter tree, 
maybe with a piece of candy or little bunny inside.
I found a really great and very detailed picture tutorial for the basket HERE.
My notes:
  1. The most important thing is the size of the beads. They need to cover the open pointy side of the safety pin ~and~ you need to be able to close the safety pin. Shorter safety pins use up to 8mm beads, longer ones can use wider beads.
  2. I used 10, 1" long safety pins and think that makes a well proportioned Barbie size basket, especially for playing with the kid dolls.
  3. Longer safety pins would make a deeper basket. If you want a wider basket, use 12 or 14 safety pins.
  4. The tutorial uses craft wire, I used my never ending supply of pipe cleaners.
  5. The tutorial makes the handle out of beads too, I love my sparkly/blingy tinsel pipe cleaner handle.
  6. Embellish the baskets any way you'd like, sequins, ribbon, add a little Easter grass, etc.
And you can click HERE if you'd like to make this easy dress from a 6" square of fabric.
 Now Barbie's all set for the St. Patty's Day parade!

🐰Make something just for fun and have a happy day!

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