Everyone needs a sweet basket filled with Spring treasures!
Grab a few supplies and you can make your own.
Here's what you'll need:
2x4 block cut to 3 inches tall
standard paint stick
Sand the edges smooth on the block.
Cut the paint stick to 4 inches-I just used my scissors, but cut slowly.
If you plan on adding flowers, drill a few holes into the block to anchor the stems.
Start by gluing 2 strips together forming an "L" shape.
Glue additional strips onto the horizontal piece, alternating front and back...
Weave the remaining strips into the mat alternating rows of "over, under, over, under..."
Secure all the ends into place with glue and then glue the mat onto the block.
Trim away the excess paper and glue the ends down.
Glue the paint stick onto the block.
Glue the end of the rope into place behind the lip of the basket topper...
Repeat on other side...
(I doubled the rope on both of my wood baskets but kept it single on the gift bag I made)
Add your fillers, grass, eggs, flowers, etc. and your basket is finished!
Here's a peak at the gift bags I made using this tutorial and the chick one as well...
(the chick will post later today)