So far this month, we are right on track. We have met our goal of a basket a week until Easter. So, here is our second Easter basket. As you can see from the photos below, we started with a disposable coffee cup.
The coffee cup was covered with DSP, given a handle, embellishments and filled with candy. And, as simple as that, you have created an Easter basket. Here are the supplies we used:
- Card Stock - Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac
- DSP - Shades of Spring (from the Occasions Mini catalog), Certainly Celery
- Punches - Scallop Trim Border, 3/4" circle
- Embellishments - Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, buttons, wire, hemp twine, jumbo eyelet, Non-SU rick rack, disposable coffee cups from Wal-mart, Easter grass and chocolates
- Stamp Set - Country Morning (hostess set)
- Ink - Black Staz-On, marker
Here's how we did it. First, we removed the band from around the coffee cup to use as a guide and pattern for the DSP.
Then, use this coffee band ""pattern" to create any additional band-layers. We used only one extra layer, but you could add as many as you like. By using the actual band from the coffee cup as your pattern, you are able to keep the original curve of the cup thereby making the new piece fit nicely.
We used card stock circles topped with buttons to create the "dots" on our basket. We used heavy wire for our handle but you could also use pipe cleaners, ribbon - whatever you like.
And, there you have it - an inexpensive way to create your own Easter basket. You could use any style or size of "cup." These baskets would make a great party favor, treats for school, or table decorations. Use your imagination!