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Friday, March 20, 2009


Happy Friday everyone!!!

I am so excited! Today is my turn to share my simple and quick project. Yes, Easter is just around the corner so I made this simple and quick weave Easter basket.

Are you keeping your cardstock scrap or throwing them away? I hate discarding scraps so I keep them all. This Easter basket gives me fond memories of my childhood. Yes, I used to weave real small baskets made of bamboo and rattan when I was a young girl. I decorated them with pretty embellishments. I really miss those days and want to make some of those baskets again but I cannot find the raw materials here. So I made my own weave Easter basket consisting of cardstocks scrap. Instead of buying, just make your own! Isn’t this a great and wise way to save money? :) I love how it turned out and will make more for Angela’s classmates to give out on Easter Day.

This is the bigger basket.
the front

the side

Simple steps:
* Make an open box. The size it's up to you whatever you want.

* Cut your cardstocks scrap into strip then start weaving. Make sure you have enough to cover the box that you made.

* Adhere the woven cardstocks around the box then add embellishments it's your choice.

*Make a handle from the cardstocks scrap or use some of your ribbon scrap.
In my small basket I used scrap ribbon for the handle. That's how simple and quick to make these weave Easter basket and great way to use your scraps. It’s good for Easter treats for kids, party favor for Easter party or just uses whatever you want.
Products used:
Prima- flowers
Best Occasions and Paper Accents- cardstocks
Ranger- stickles
Making Memories- brads
Studio G- Some Bunny Loves You! And Happy Easter Stamps
Color Box- ink
Glue Dots- clear adhesive
Scotch- foam adhesive
Darice- rhinestone
Others- Bunny and Chick stickers, ribbon

*I want to thank my special friend Denise for the Easter Bunny stickers she sent me. These stickers are just perfect for my projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments. Much appreciated :)


Jocelyn said...

Stunning!!!! Wow, you knocked this one out of the park!!! I will be sending you something real soon!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Joy said...

oh did a wonderful job on the Easter basket...I think you did so much work! I am in awe of what you did. I think I'll admire yours =) amazing how time is flying by...Easter is here soon! I better get a move on. have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Arlene, This Easter basket is so cute! Wow, love your weaving. Very creative girl!!! It was so nice meeting you & your husband today. I hope you enjoy the stash I have in that surprise box. Your son is a handsome little boy.

Jamee said...

it was nice meeting you today. your son is so adorable!!!

Maria said...

Wow, Rleen. . .what a fantastic basket. It really looks like the ones they sell for easter with all the pretty Easter colors. Thanks for the weave tutorial. Such a fabulous way to use up scraps which by the way I have tons of!! LOL!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!


Heather said...

You are one of the MOST creative people I know! What a beautiful basket!

Gez said...

Fantastic Rleen!!

I love your tutorial...looks easy to follow too. What a great way to use up scraps.

Can't wait to see what you make next.

Hope you have a lovely week.
Take care.

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a stunning basket -