Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop…

Looking for something different for Easter? I put together a book basket for my grandbaby. Here’s a snapshot:

You will need these craft items:

White or Cream Basket
A large, clear Plastic Bag
Pink or Pastel Grass
White or Pink Tissue Paper
Green Ribbon—1 ½” wide
Pink Ribbon—1” wide
Twist Tie


I purchased the books and plush dolls at Barnes & Noble:

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Illustrations by Robyn Officer



Guess How Much I Love you by Sam McBratney
Illustrations by Anita Jeram


Instructions:

Stuff the basket with tissue paper, and then cover the tissue with pink grass. Place the books toward the back of the basket and tuck the plush dolls in front. Add more grass after the arrangement is in place. Slip the plastic bag over the basket and use a garbage twist tie to seal. Tie with pink and green ribbon.

(Note: I cut the ribbon after tying the bow, so there’s no waste.)

Also, make sure you snip the ribbon as pictured for a professional appearance.

This type of gift could be for any occasion or age group. Just swap out the books and trinkets accordingly. Next month, I’ll be making something for my dad’s birthday and Mother’s Day, so stay tuned for more ideas.

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