With Easter right around the corner, I was looking at the little plastic eggs sitting in a basket on my table last night and thinking how they didn't seem very special. We always give each of the children a gift on Easter morning before heading out to brunch, so I decided to make something special to hold a small gift instead of placing it inside the usual basket. Once again, packaging was my inspiration and starting point for this project.
I recently came to the end of a mini can of flowers and had a moment of serendipity when I discovered that a 12" strip would not only wrap around the circumference of the can, but also from edge to edge, running underneath the bottom as well. How perfect for making a simple Easter project?
Then I placed a strip of paper around the pail, following the basketweave pattern, going in and out of the strips. A dot of Fabritac glue was placed at the end, and a tie wrap secures it in place while it dries for a few minutes.
I had already popped the handle out of the holes of the pail. So then I took some Prima lace and wove it onto the handle to make a ruffle. I sprayed this and the remaining lace which I adhered around the rim with Glimmer Mist and adhered it to the project with Fabritac. The ruffle doesn't need any glue, since the handle will hold it in place. Use a paper piercer to expose the holes and replace the handle.
The shred is placed inside, with some candies for now.
- Flights of Fancy collection, #841508 & #841478
- Say It In Pearls borders, #530488
- Lace ribbon
- Butterfly clip, #537036
- Say It In Crystals and Pearls Centers, #530969
- Minnie Can Flowers, #510206
- Clear flower pail (Packaging from #510206)
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