Thursday, April 2, 2009

A tisket a tasket...what a Easter basket...



Ok...I have a sick obsession with baskets. I don't know when it began, to far back for me to remember, but I love them. My mother also has this same sickness as you will see in later post. I have gotten several from her to re-purpose. Well, my new focus has been on finding Easter baskets for my kids. When my teenagers were little, I found two large baskets at Big Lots. I have used those baskets for years, but now that I have the two toddlers, I wanted matching ones for all of them. Well, the hunt was on. I know most normal people don't put as much thought into something like this, but I'm a little crazy. I had been looking for several months with no results and you know I'm cheap. I finally came across these little beauties at Michael's. They were on sale for 50% off and only cost 1.98. I know what your thinking...those are kind of big for a Easter basket. I wanted something big enough to put a big chocolate bunny in and some extra stuff besides candy. I like my baskets to be a little grandiose and over the top. So here they are...This is the before and then the after. You know I couldn't just leave them plain. I had to jazz them up a bit with some spray paint and added some ribbon and a name plate to the front. I will use these year after year, so for about 3.00 dollars it was a pretty good investment. The spray paint that I used is Krylon in celery gloss. It was only 2.98 at Walmart. It is my new favorite color, you will be seeing a lot of stuff painted with this. I also picked up some black and some white. I have several projects I will be working on. I can't wait to get started.
































I also have started to pick up several items from the dollar tree for the toddler's baskets. I still need to get stuff for the teenagers. I will add some candy, a cello wrap and a big bow.
Have you got your Easter baskets started? I would love to see what everyone else is doing.




After I put this picture of the name on here I decided I'm not in love with how that looks, so I think I will find something else. I will let you know how it turns out.

1 comment:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Okay, just a little jealous here! I haven't even started my Easter baskets. I have only one gift bought, for my youngest son, and I'm afraid I've snuck some of the candy too! I love how yours turned out.