Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A tisket a tasket...I made an Easter basket...

So SEI has a new line out this spring called Couture.  it is light greens and purples and greys with s bit of pewter....it is just gorgeous.  It is perfect for Spring and Mother's Day crafts.

I wanted to so some sort of Easter project this month, so I decided I wanted to decorate some eggs.  But along with the eggs you need a basket, too!

I thought about making my own basket, but why reinvent the wheel when there are already tons of great tutorials out there!?  I found this cute basket tutorial HERE.

I used some of the White Elegance collection from SEI to create the basket.  It was actually really simple to do.  I changed things up just a bit by adding just one handle out of paper, and the rim is a bit different, too.

To make the "grass" I cut up some light green tissue paper into strips and sprayed it was some darker green "Tumble Dry" spray from SEI.  You can use this spray on ANYTHING, including to dye fabric (you have to heat set it I think).  But it also works just like a spray mist.

The eggs are paper mache and I bought them at Hobby Lobby.  I painted each white and then sprayed them with some mists and added some paper punched embellishments from the Couture line, along with some pearls and bling.  I added a few coats of Mod Podge to make sure they'd stay pretty!  :)

To make the little pick, I pleated some paper to make the rosette and then added a punched circle and my sentiment with some rub-ons!  

I really love this little basket and it now sits on our kitchen table and looks so springy!!!

PLEASE stop by the SEI blog and leave a comment if you have time (and/or one here, too!).  Thank you wonderful blog followers!


Alicia S. said...

Wow! That is just adorable. :0)

Diana Waite said...

okay I really like the idea of cutting up tissue paper and spraying it! Love how the eggs turned out too!! FABULOUS!

glorygirl said...

Oh my goodness!!! I loooooove those beautiful eggs and the basket is great! Thanks for sharing!

dannigirl said...

Just found ur blog. I was in the new sb store and liked ur work. I used to be a sb teacher as well. And also was on the ki design team, many yrs ago. Ur basket is adorable! What a great idea to do with the kids too.

Unknown said...

These are so pretty. Such a perfect Easter project!

Laura C said...

Those eggs are wonderful!

scrapbookertink said...

These are adorable.