Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Basket

Happy Sunday!

Easter is right around the corner so you better "hop" to it!

Are you looking for a unique idea for Easter baskets? Well, look no further I have a really cool idea you can try.
I made this basket in about an hour. It all started out as a brown paper lunch sack. I cut strips of cardstock up and attached them to the bag using my ATG gun. After they were on I used bamboo skewers to weave in and out of the strips to resemble a real wicker/bamboo basket. The bamboo skewers were natural in color so I painted the entire bag (and sticks) with acrylic paint in a lime shade. Next, I applied 3 shades of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to the entire bag. I was pleased with the rustic washed blend so next I adhered pussy willow to the top edge. On the botom edge is a decorative jute ribbon border. The shred on the inside of the bag was the leftover portion of the bag that was originally cut off. My favorite part is the handle. I went into my backyard and cut forsythia branches and braided them to be my handle. Satin green bows on both sides and a few brown eggs inside. Done!

If you make one send me a link to your blog so I can see how yours turned out.

If you visit Simply Scrapping Crafts you can see the rest of the design team and their take on this. It was a lot of fun trying to come up with something different. If you do go to the site you have to join and become a member to view the gallery and projects. It's a friendly, fun site so hope you make it over. What I like best is the challenges on this site. There are tons to enter each week or once a month. Come play along and have some fun!

This would not be a good idea for the kids to use as a collecting baket for their hunts! Definitely for decorative purposes only : )

Have fun!


  1. This is AWESOME Jenn! I thought it was a real bamboo basket!!! You completely made it look authentic! I love how you always finish your designs just perfectly!!!

  2. Jenn this is unbelievable! WOW! And that is about all I can say. If I tried this, it would take me days. I just love it. You ROCK girl!

  3. this is sooo cute, great idea..sending you sunshine...I am offering a blog give away, check it out if you have time!

    enjoy *~*

  4. OMG, how ADORABLE! I kept looking at it and thinking "you didn't make that". Can't believe how cool and rustic it looks. And it all started out as a brown paper bag! FABULOUS! xxD


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