I must admit, I squealed just a little when I was finished with this. Than I ran to living room and made my hubby and boys pause their TV show to see it, admire it, lavish it with praises. (They're well trained, they know the sooner they comply the sooner I will go back to my craft room and they can proceed with their show.) Just kidding, but they did all admit it was a cute Easter basket.
I have been planning this type of project for a while. You can ask my friend, Dana, who sits next to me during snacks and lunches as I examine things and say "I know I could use this to make something cute." She just rolls her eyes, but no more my friend. Now you will know.....I CAN MAKE SOMETHING CUTE OUT OF GARBAGE. Really cute, in my humble opinion.
This is the glamour shot. Isn't it cute? And I literally whipped it up in about 30 minutes. The toughest part was the pleated ribbon around the top rim. I laid down the super sticky red tape across the top rim, then I randomly, and only a tiny bit carefully, pleated the ribbon and pressed down into the tape. Repeating all the way around the top.
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