DIY Fancy Easter Baskets

What I’m Listening to: Needles and Pins by The Searchers

Is this really my first DIY post? Well no time to start like the present. If you follow me on Instagram then you knew this post was coming. I’m making two fancy Easter baskets, all with supplies bought at Michael’s craft store. I bought everything on sale, as part of a sales event. For two baskets, here’s what you’ll need.

2 wicker baskets, plain

1 plastic garland with fake flowers (whatever kind strikes your fancy, I went for pink roses with white accents)

2 bags of decorative moss

(You’ll also need a pair of scissors to cut the garland)

The first thing I did was unwrap the moss and fluff it. The moss, much like regular Easter grass, gets flattened by being in the bag, so I pulled it apart to give it some more volume in the basket. Below you can see a comparison of the moss, pre- and post- fluff.

Both of the baskets that I bought were on the small side of what Michael’s carries, small enough that I was able to cut my plastic garland in half to wrap both basket handles. I started with just a basic wrapping technique until I was satisfied with how it looked. I secured both edges of the garland by tucking the ends inside the basket.

Finally, fill that Easter basket with candy!

Ta-da! A truly easy DIY that gives so much pretty character to a simple wicker basket.

Peace!

KJ

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Christmas 2014

What I’m Listening to: ‘Can You Love Me Again’ by John Newman

(Note: I know it’s 2015, but I’ve just now awoken from my sugar coma so hush.)
Another Christmas has come and gone, the gifts are strewn all over the house, there are probably chocolate coins in the carpet and the place smells suspiciously like Love’s Baby Soft. Hmmmm.

That aside, I figured I would share some photos of my Christmas. I’m not turning this into a haul post, because no one actually likes those. (To anyone angrily saying that they do right now, just remember, everyone knows you’re lying. (And you probably smell like Love’s Baby Soft.))

The first thing I want to show y’all is how I wrapped the presents this year. I used three different types of high gloss plaid wrapping paper, soft caramel colored satin bows and handmade brown paper tags. If you’re wondering how long it took me, let’s just say I may be a season further on Bewitched than I was before I started. Let’s also leave it at that.

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3ce/69170665/files/2015/01/img_1417-0.jpgNext up, the tree. 4 feet of non-valuable, baby safe ornaments, 5 feet of regularly decorated tree and 2 feet of “I nearly died on a ladder for this”. Oh, right, I nearly forgot about the 11 feet of tree I coated in tinsel strand-by-strand. Pro tip: after 4 feet of covering a giant, dying plant in shiny Mylar threads, you will start to question your sanity. Ignore these thoughts, because if you even try to attempt this, it is far too late for you. Here’s the tree in all it’s glory:

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Well, it’s been fun but I gotta go try to make some hot cocoa for my sugar hangover. “Hair of the dog” and all that.
Peace.
KJ