Good morning! I hope you are having a fabulous Thursday!
This morning I am demonstrating how to make these handmade Easter baskets on Good Things Utah. Every once in a while the producers of the show will ask me to create something special. This is one of those times.
When they first asked me to create an Easter basket, I had so many different ideas run through my mind. I sketched a few ideas and began to create. Like most things I do, the project took on a life of its own and I enjoyed a few unexpected twists. When I was done, I had created two baskets – each with a style of their own.
The first basket I created using Miss Caroline – Dilly Dally. The grays, blues and reds add an unexpected pop of color for Easter. I chose to weave the paper together to create the look of a traditional basket. The red checked handle adds to the feel of a weaved basket. I thought this basked would be a fun one for boys, so I thought a red ribbon would be a great finishing touch!
The second basket is created using the soft, gorgeous pastels of Miss Caroline – Fiddlesticks. For this basket, I wanted to accentuate the femininity of the colors, so I added a frilly border using a scallop border punch. The yellow twine added an earthy touch and the buttons look like they are holding the handle on the basket.
On both baskets, I added ruffled trim along the top of the opening to add the look of grass without the mess.
These baskets went together surprisingly fast! I used Tombow Mono Adhesive to quickly adhere the paper to the paper mache hat box which was the “base” for this project. Tombow Mono Adhesive is my favorite liquid adhesive because it is strong and it dries fast!
As always, I have included step-by-step instructions so that you can create your own!
For those of you who are unable to watch the segment live, I’ll upload it here:
Do your projects take on a life of their own too? I hope your day is wonderful and that you have a little time spend creating!