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?
To make it easy to work with, I used a plain coaster as the base, and glued my 12" by 3/4" strips to the center, alternating patterns and flipping them over to reveal each side.
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.
Continue adding strips, and weaving them in alternating patterns. Leave a small gap in-between each strip to reveal the contents of the pail. Move the tie wrap up as you go.
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 packaging left over from the embellishments I used looks like great shred material to me. So I ran it through my paper crimper and cut it into thin strips. Nothing is wasted with this project.
The shred is placed inside, with some candies for now.
I wrapped the pearl border around the plastic egg, which is secured to the top of the flower stack on the lid with Fabritac.
I randomly applied pearl and crystal embellishments to the paper weaving, some butterflies cut from the remaining patterned paper and clipped a butterfly in place.
Products used in this project:
Flights of Fancy collection, #841508 & #841478
Say It In Pearls borders, #530488
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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Printer Trays are HOT new products just screaming to be altered with PRIMA!! Each of those cute little divisions is like a mini-layout or card ready for you to put the finishing touches on.
We have two beautiful samples from our design team to show you how versatile and functional our products really are!
First up we have this delightfully-colored tray by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Julie separated out her flowers by color and featured each one in it's own little pocket! What a lovely way to frame a very special wedding photo!
Amy Parker used a black tray and created little Artist Trading Cards in each pocket. What a beautiful way to show off your children and give them each their own little space. It would be perfect for a swap between friends too! Why not frame those ATCs and show them off in your house.
Papers-Strawberry Kisses Raspberry Lemonade #841430, Embies-Velvet Heirloom Rose Leaves Meadow #532123, E-line Pearls Fairy Eggplant #300715, E-line Pearls Fuschia #300524, Floral Burlap Sheets #530051, 12x12 Screenprinted Canvas Sheet Teal #920357, Flowers-Camelot Roses Diego #533212, Light pink rose PE-002-08P, Michael's Spring Mix rose #716417 (NEW)
See how amazing these trays are once these talented gals put their own little touches on them? Prima's products can be used for an enormous range of crafts...making each project THAT much more special!
Prima's NEW Cloissone Flowers are a gorgeous metallic-like creation that simply looks amazing on any project! Iris Babao-Uy used three of them on her sweet layout above. Each bendable flower has bronze accents and a sparkly crystal accent.
Prima's Voila die-cut felt has beautiful patterns and a rich effect that you just can't get from any other product out there! Each Voila package comes with three pieces of gorgeous felt in various colors.
Green Bonus: And the backing of each Voila piece can be re-used! Simply peel it off and then ink, spray or stamps it for a really cool die-cut element on your page.
You can easily use a whole piece on a design for a fabulous effect like this butterfly themed layout by Anam Stubbington. The pattern of the Voila perfectly matches the pattern on the butterfly wing.Supplies: Voila felt 881894, Felt DeVine 536954, Raspberry Tea paper 841270, Chipboard Journaling Shape 536725
Our self-adhesive felt can be stuck to anything! Amy Parker used a piece of our cream Voila to adorn this felt purse. Adding a few large Prima flowers makes this a gorgeous customized purse.
Supplies: Voila Felt Cream #880293, Devines Green
Felt #813048, Trellis Rose Lemon Creme #533151, Trellis Rose Coral Rose #533137, Fairy Ring Antique Lace #532758, Fairy Ring Galaxy#532741, Holiday Lights Pearl Spray #533762, Parlor Petals Tudor #531423, Gallery Rose Pierre #533281, Lace Jacqueline #534967
Christiane Muller outlined the cream Voila swirl on this sweet page to give it extra pop while layering Say It In Studs on top for a dazzling effect!
Flights Of Fancy Collection * Journaling Stickers* # 536725,Alphabet
Stickers 6x12,5 # 537401, Pastiche Collection +Butterfly Wings* # 841188, Shabby Chic Collection
*Majestic Breeze* # 841157, Voila Felt Ribbons # 881900, # 881917, Designer
Rhinestones E-Line # 300128, # 300081, Temple Leaves Dang Red #
539252, Andorra Red Pearl # 538101, Golden Glimmer Mist for the
A peek of brown swirly Voila adds a great base to this gorgeous layout by Ingvild Bolme filled with wonder and beauty.
Supplies: Voila 881870, Grand Dame flower 538163, Feville Chipboard #536664, Cameo Roses Mandarin 538699, Andorra Butterfly 538132, Symphony Blend Amoroso Pink 537852, Belle Artes Poetry 539306, Belle Artes Aquarius 539313, Temple Leaves Thalae Blue 539221, Alpha Stickers 536572, Shabby Chic collection paper - "My
841126, Stamp - songbird 536398, Holiday Lights Glitter
Spray Black -