My little Miss has a bike, a tricycle and a scooter. Funny thing is she only likes to ride the scooter and tricycle. Originally her tricycle had a little plate cover on the front of the handlebars. It broke off and left that area vacant. I remember having a fun basket on the front of my bike. I loved to put my favorite toy in the basket and go for a ride. I saw my my orange juice container and had an idea. Who needs to buy a basket when I can make one for free. I started with an empty Orange Juice container.
I cut the top of the orange juice container. Just below the handle.
(In hind sight I would have punched 2 holes along 1 long side of the container. I did mine later and it was hard to get the holes cut)
Take your fabric and measure it around the container and measure the height.
Begin by painting a layer of modge podge onto your container. Start wrapping your fabric around the outside of the container.
Glue the edge of the fabric down. Paint a layer of modge podge onto your fabric. Give it a really good coat.
Fold the top fabric down to the inside. Glue it down.
Let is dry for a while. You may want to do a second coat.
Now for the bottom. I place a lot of glue on the plastic and spread it around.
Then start and fold it like the end of a package. Fold 2 sides and press down to stick to the glue.
Lay more glue down and fold your last two sides down. Cover in modge podge. Let dry
At this point I punched my holes. I wish I had done it before covering in fabric. Measure your bike handle bars for hole placement. I also stapled around the top to secure the fabric to the plastic. I used pom fringe to hide the staples.This would go great for a little boy and make it a super hero basket or cowboy or space man. Whatever your little boy is into. Fun for everyone!
To hide any graphics from the container I glammed it up. Pom fringe and some flower cut outs. Red ribbons to tie it onto the bike and your finished.
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