Happy Monday Tribe! Easter is just around the corner (whether it feels like it or not). With everything on lock down or closed it's hard to get motivated to be cute and crafty. But Easter will be here whether we're ready for it or not and I wanted to give you a fun, easy (super messy) idea for sprucing up a plain basket. I used some things I already had at home and the rest was purchased from Michael's at 60% off. It was super easy to place my order online and they offer excellent curbside pickup! The bunny pick I bought was $1.50 and so were all the little carrots! They still have an excellent selection of items available online. Total excluding the ribbon, glue gun and spray glue that I already had, I only spent $15!
Spray the glue on the basket and start pressing the moss onto it. Apply a thin layer at first. Once the entire basket is covered you can go back and spray the patchy spots and press small pieces into them.
* I ended up stopping to wash my hands 3 times during this process. The glue and moss just kept building up on my fingers making them sticky so I'd go wash it off.
I glued a piece of ribbon around the middle of the basket with the glue gun. I then took the carrots and glued them on top of the seam in the ribbon. This is where you can get creative. If you're good at making bows, a bow would look great here. If you want your basket to be more garden themed, some small flowers would be adorable! Get creative! Once I was done I noticed the back looked bare, so I glued the 2 extra carrots on there. The bunny came on a pick so I just stuck him in there!
* Lay your items out on your basket before you glue. This way you can see what you like and create your design before you make it stick.
That's it! Simple, fun and messy for those of you with kiddos that like to get into stuff! I left the handle plain, but you can wrap a cute ribbon around it to easily dress it up!