Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter baskets...

It seems absolutely impossible that Easter is at the end of this week-where has the time gone?! I was just starting to think of getting the decorations out of the attic and planning my Easter dinner, when I realized I only have 5 more days-aaak! I did actually mail all of my Easter cards today, though, so I feel a bit better.

I am having about 12-14 adults and 10 children over for Easter dinner and I always like to decorate the kids table and give them each a little treat basket. I saw this tutorial for Easter baskets over on Splitcoast a few weeks back and made them with my class last week: super simple, cute and they only fit a small number of treats- goodness knows they'll be sugared up enough by dinner time!

The template uses a 4-3/4" x 7-3/4" rectangle, with a 1-1.5" strip for the handle, so you can get 2 baskets out of a 12x12 piece of card stock. A few simple score lines, clip the corners, assemble and add the patterned paper, ribbon etc.

Brads hold the handle in place and allow it to swivel. This one is pretty simple, but you could add a scalloped border at the top edge, buttons, rhinestones- let your imagination take off! I used girlie colors for this one, but I will be breaking out some blues/browns for the boys at the table- otherwise it could get ugly!

Have a great day~

Stamps: Eggcoutrements
Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White,  Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Sending Love Pretty in Pink epoxy brads, Designer Label Punch, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Crop-a-dile, scalloped edge punch

1 comment:

  1. My granddaughter loved getting this for Easter (yes, I finally gave one of my projects away! :) And my daughter was really impressed! These are so cute, just need to decide when and for who to make some more for!