Yoshi Egg and Super Mushroom Baskets




Halloween last year I completely forgot about the baskets until the night we went out.  I ended up just using an orange bucket we had laying around.  This year I wanted something that matched the costumes that we were making.  For Yoshi I decided to do an egg for his basket, and for Baby Mario a Super Mushroom.

After working with this plastic mesh during a failed Yoshi head attempt I felt it would be a great material for the baskets.  Since I have done some papercraft stuff in the past, I thought it would be great to use that as the templates for making the baskets.

I am extremely happy with how good these turned out, and think I will be doing this from now on.

These could also be used for Easter.

Step 1: Build Materials and Tools

11" x 17" Printer paper
13.5" x 22" Plastic Mesh - Joann
White Yarn - Already Owned
Red Felt - Joann
White Felt - Joann
White Fleece - Left overs from costume build, could just use Felt
Green Fleece - Left overs from costume build, could just use Felt

Computer with Photoshop, 11" x 17" print, and internet
Large Needle for yarn

Step 2: Templates

Since I was going to use papercraft templates for this build I need to find some that would translate to the plastic material well.

I found a super mushroom that would be easy to make with the plastic.  The yoshi egg was not conducive to what I was trying to do, so I ended up using a pokemon egg.

After downloading those I opened them in Adobe Photoshop and edited them to fit my needs.

Since I was just going to use these for tracing the image quality was not important, nor the colors.  I blew the images up made them gray scale and darkened them.

I printed them off on 11" x 17" tabloid paper so I could get a good size.

Step 3: Tracing and Cut

I laid the template down and put the plastic mesh on top.  Then just traced them out.  Repeating the sides 8 times.

For the mushroom I ended up just using the top of it.  The stem I just did a circle out of a single piece of plastic, then the bottom was traced after everything else was put together.

Cut out all the pieces along your tracing lines

Step 4: Sew Plastic Mesh

Just sew everything together using the yarn and a large needle.

The Mushroom ended up being too large so we just took two sections out (6 instead of 8).

Also made straps out of the plastic as well.

Step 5: Cut Fabric and Sew

Last step we cut the fabric and batting using the same templates and hand sewed it all together.  Apply any spots and handles.



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I tried to pull up the templates but the link doesn't work. Could you give me an idea of the measurements of the plastic canvas pieces for the mushroom? Thanks

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    OMG! Amazing! I loove Mario. This is so cute I need to try this sometime :)