Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tiny Easter Baskets

I was inspired by Sarah to attempt some of the crafts from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living. I don't have any white, yellow or pink pom-poms, styrofoam eggs or perle cotton in my craft stash, so it had to be the Pipe Cleaner Baskets. And of course, the colors of pipe cleaners I have are more neon than Easter pastel and I only had five stems in each color. What to do, what to do? Mix and match naturally!



I didn't glue on a base as Martha's instructions suggest. Just flattened out the bottom a bit. Honestly, I didn't have enough pipe cleaners or patience to glue on a base. Besides, my dear 4 1/2 year old son was having a lovely time cutting the remaining pipe cleaners into itty, bitty pieces! I don't know what he thought he was going to make, but his project was abandoned when Curious George came on PBS.

The Peter Rabbit softie in the photo was thrifted yesterday at the Goodwill Clearance Center (can't keep myself away) for all of thirty cents! I bought it primarily because my MIL has one that all the grandkids love. Nathan saw it and asked if he could have it. How could I say no? So, Peter Rabbit went to lunch with us at Burger King and went shopping at Walmart. Not sure why Nathan's become so attached to Peter so quickly, but it is very cute.

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Between you and Sarah I b=doubt I will ever try to make these baskets LOL! They seem like such a pain. :) Cute bunny! I hope to thrift a little Easter something this weekend. Wish me luck!

Lucy said...

Cute lil baskets Miss Christy!! I have YET to do anything Eastery..and what day is it peeps?? This chicata better get crackin' ;)

lucy

Sarah and Jack said...

I like the multicolored look actually. If I were brave (err, stupid?) enough to make more, I would try that.

amyelisedesigns said...

Such cute baskets! And fun times with your boy!!

Jane said...

The baskets are very cute! Great blog! (I came from the Spring Fling Swap.)

Breanna said...

Great job with the baskets! I am going to tuck that idea away for next year.