Easter Treat Baskets

Stacy of She’s Kinda Crafty shared the cutest tutorial for an Easter treat basket at Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party.  After looking at Stacy’s cute project, I was inspired to create my own version.

These will be filled with chocolates and given to a few family members and to some special friends at school. 

I predict that they will be a hit!
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Stacy’s tutorial calls for gluing wire in between two layers of ribbon and using that for a handle.  I didn’t have any narrow ribbon, only wide ribbon, and the glue wouldn’t stick, so I crafted handles without wire.  My handles are held on by hot glue.
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The only thing I had to purchase for this project were peat pots and after completing it, I noticed that I had plenty of peat pots on my workbench.  Oh well.  I bought mine at my local feed and seed.  The small size were $.06 each and the large size were $.12 each.  The ribbon I used is leftover from two wreaths I crafted for Easter in the 90’s.  I’m glad I saved it.  Stacy generously provided the graphic that I glued to each basket on her blog.

All my baskets need now is candy!
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I can’t wait to hand these out!  Thanks to Stacy for the inspiration.

I’m sharing with Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and with Beth’s Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at The Stories of A to Z.

Comments

  1. Such sweet baskets, love them!

  2. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    They turned out great! A hit for sure!

  3. Mary Joy says:

    Paula,

    Those are ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!! Wow! How cute and creative!!! I love them!!!! LOL Wish the Easter Bunny would bring me one! Your friends and teachers will love them!

    Thanks for sharing your creations! Seems like forever since I have had a few minutes to stop by and visit your blog! Great job!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

  4. Southern Lady says:

    Those are cute! Carla

  5. ShannonPinNOLA says:

    Super Cute!!!!!

  6. Miss Char says:

    Paula, you always amaze me with such cute crafts and the fact that you actually do them rather than being like me where I plan to make them but never do. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Oh, Paula, you did a great job! Isn’t this what is great about the blogosphere?? You found an awesome project and found a way to make it work for you. I love the buttons. 🙂

  8. Jennifer says:

    How very clever! Homemade touch is so personal…

  9. Those are sooo cute! I love the idea of using the peat pots!

    They turned out adorable.

  10. Cute idea! I love the one with the jelly bean ribbon in front and the raffia tied around it…looks like bunny whiskers!

  11. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    How adorable are those! I must have missed them on Stacy blog! I think I may be stopping by the feed store today:)

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