2 Easy Peasy Easter Baskets
With Easter coming up quickly, we thought we would share two #SimplyG45 Easter Baskets ideas. These are perfect for crafters on the go, or if you are looking to do some kid-friendly projects to do together as a family this weekend. First up, we have a shabby chic basket by Sandy Trefger, followed by Nico Scrap's one paper basket. Let's hop into these eggcellent projects.
"Anticipation of the beautiful flowers of springtime and their many colors plus the wonderful designs of Graphic 45 papers inspired me to create this little Easter Basket. You can either choose to alter a basket you have on hand or create a new one like I did out of cardstock paper and the patterned papers from any of the lovely Graphic 45 collections. Because of their spring colors and images for April, I chose to use Place in Time & Children’s hour for my basket. Add in fussy cut images, lots of spring flowers from your stash, ceramic eggs and of course chocolate bunnies! Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy Trefger
To create a paper Easter basket, first, decide on the size of your basket, then cut a piece of cardstock for the size of the bottom plus 1.5”–2” for each side. Score all four sides of the cardstock for the height of the sides of your basket, and then make 4 cuts to create flaps. Assemble with glue attaching the flaps to the inside. Add a cardstock handle and decorate. Colored tissue paper shredded or cut into strips makes wonderful basket filler.
Graphic 45 Supply List:
Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Light Pink Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Scallop Edge Punch
Light Blue Braid Trim or Ribbon
Chrome or Light Blue Paint
Petaloo & Prima Flowers, Assorted
We feature at least one #SimplyG45 tutorial in our newsletter each month. These projects can be done within 60 minutes, on a budget and are simply amazing! Get ready for Easter with a fun DIY Easter basket. All you need is one 12x12 sheet, paper scraps, and embellishments. Follow along with Nico Scrap's video tutorial to see how. Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.
To keep the fun going, we would like to announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...
-Cindy Velasquez: "My tip would be to take your time and keep all your scraps as they will come in handy for small decor on your finished project."
Congratulations, Cindy! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your Vintage Hollywood grand prize pack. Thanks to everyone who took part this week in commenting on the blog, sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and of course to our design team members. We are honored to be surrounded by love, passion, and beautiful art. Make sure to schedule the time to be creative this weekend and let your imagination soar. As always we would love to know what is on your craft table so please share with us below.
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