Easter is practically here! While our family focuses on the Savior on Sundays, we are all about the Easter Bunny bringing us goodies on Saturday morning. Since the Bunny & I are pretty tight, I already know that candy and treats are prepped and ready to go for the big day. Egg dying happens Friday. But while getting ready for the festivities, I realized I only have 4 baskets on hand. The Mr. & I kind of wing it from year to year, using whatever we can scrounge up in the house to use as a basket. Sometimes we end up just using a bowl. Well not this year my friends. I was super inspired by Mer Mag's bunny basket made out of a oatmeal tube and duct tape and wanted to give something like that a try. You really should click over and check it out - her basket is adorable.
Being that I am on a super tight budget and don't have enough duct tape lying around, I decided to cover an oatmeal tube with scrapbooking paper I already have on hand. I also pulled out some velvet ribbon to use as a handle and glue strips to hold it all together. I cut one piece of 12 x 12 paper in half. While holding one of the pieces on top of the tube, I carefully traced along the top of paper with a pen and then I cut along the pen mark with an exacto knife so that the tube was 6 inches tall (the same height as my paper). Then I glued one piece of paper down on the tube. I trimmed the 2nd piece of paper so that it went exactly half way around the tube. Then I put glue strips on each seam and added my ribbon. I eyeballed the ears and bow tie, figuring that if my first try looked to crappy, I could trash them and start over. Luckily, I didn't have to!
Did you make an Easter basket this year? I'd love to see - leave a link in the comments.