What a cheerful and useful Easter basket to give an artistic friend or crafty relative this Easter. The vintage Easter basket is filled will wonderful treats of the crafting kind. Bits of fabrics, threads, ribbons and embellishments are methodically placed to inspire. The best part of receiving this basket, no calories!
1. This is a project that you can really have fun designing.
2. Select a color of paint that coordinates with the printed paper selected from the paper pad. Paint the craft with the acrylic paint. Because the wood is unfinished it may take two to three coats of color to obtain complete coverage. Let Dry
3. Dry brush a bit of brown over the craft to give an aged vintage look. This is an easy technique. Simply mix the brown color with a bit of water to create a colored wash. Brush the wash over the crate and pat with a paper towel or soft cloth to remove the harsh brown color and give a soft vintage look to the crate.
4. Measure the sides and slats of the crate. With the paper trimmer cut the pattern paper to fit. The crate used in this project sides measured 5” x 4 1/4”. Slats 1 1/4” X 6 3/4”.
5. Age the sides of all the pattern paper with the brown ink pad. Simply brush the edge of the brown ink pad over the paper edges. Let ink dry.
6. Glue the paper onto the box with white glue. Let glue dry.
7. Tie a ribbon round one slat. Brush the back of one spring wreath sticker with power to take away the stick. Tie the non-sticky wreath sticker to one of the ribbons edges.
8. Embellish the crate with pastel gems.
9. Fill the crate with shredded brown paper. Place the nest in the crate. Fill the nest with handmade thread spools. Start by wrapping the spools with different colors of embroidery floss. Tuck the ends into the spooled floss to secure. Select a pattern paper from the pad to decorate the spools ends. Punch one inch circles from paper. Glue one circle on each end of the spools. Insert the needle into one spool.
10. Roll the fabric into 6” long rolls. Group together and secure with a bit of twine. Place in crate behind birds nest.
11. Stamp and fussy cut vintage rabbit image. If desired add a bit of color with the colored pencils. Place in crate.
12. Fill crate with remaining crafting materials like stickers, glue, or brushes.
13. Place the for-get-me-knot flowers throughout the crate to finish,