Easter is approaching fast and finding the perfect decoration for this season can be a hard job. If you don’t want to waste time in different stores searching for decorations, then choose the simple and creative way of creating them yourself. This way you can be sure that the decoration will fit your personality and taste and that your neighbors and friends won’t have the same Easter decoration in their home. Below you will find the steps of how to make an Easter basket out of a grocery bag.
The supplies you will need are:
- one paper bag
- pencil and a ruler
- hot glue gun
- clothes pins
Take the bag and place it on a table. Use the ruler to and the pencil to trace strips on the bag. You will have to make 19, 1.75 inch sized strips. Cut the strips and fold them in thirds. Take two strips and wrap them together to make the handle of the basket. Secure with clothes pins. Weave together the strips as shown in the picture (6×6 strips) and apply hot glue to the corners. Take two strips and cut them in half, them glue them to the end of the other strips to make them longer. Start folding the strips to make the edge of basket. Fold the center strips and add the ends to the handle of the basket. Attach the handles using the hot glue gun. Take three lengthened ends and weave them round the basket. Trim the ends and tuck them in the sides of the basket to finish the decoration. You can place the Easter eggs and chocolates inside the basket, add some freshly cut grass and you are done.
Source: Lia Griffith