Wednesday, March 23, 2011
While we can never have too many stamps, too much paper, too many nestabilities or too much money...you can have too many Easter baskets. They are such fun to fill and decorate, but what happens after Easter? They might go into storage or if you are like me, maybe I can "trick" it up for another occasion. With this project, you will be able to eat your basket!
While I was at Walmart buying my donuts, I picked up a package of Reeses eggs and Marshmallow eggs. Each basket is made with four (4) eggs. They come in packages of six, so that means you can eat two!
They are fairly simple to make. First, the base of my basket is a piece of cardboard that I cut 3 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches. I covered the piece of cardboard with a colored cardstock. Then, using a LOW TEMP glue stick in my glue gun, I started gluing the the crinkled ends of the egg packaging together. While the glue gun is a low temp, it is still wicked hot, so I used a pair of tweezers to to hold the ends together while it dried. After all four are glued together, it will look like a square. Then I glued the cardboard base onto the bottom of the egg square. Easy peasy! to make the handle, I just cut two strips of cardstock, adhered them together to make it little more durable, and cut a decorative edge. The handle was glued into the basket. I embellished the basket with some ribbon and the Easter stamp from Favorite Occasions by Justrite
Stamps: Justrite-Favorite Occassions
Misc: Copics, nestabilities, candy, cardboard, ribbon, low temp hot glue gun/sticks, paper shred
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