Sunday, April 8, 2012
Happy (Belated) Easter!
We couldn't bear to throw the misshapen ones out and eventually they ended up under our eves.(storage) Fast forward to Sunday morning (this morning) when I realized that I needed baskets for my teen's Easter candy! The last couple of years I have tried to use containers that they could use for storage in their rooms after Easter as "baskets" for their sweets, but this year I've been so busy and the holiday kind of just crept up on me. Truth is, I didn't give it a second thought until that very moment. I went to the storage area and as I looked in, my eyes were drawn to the bright colors and the idea just popped into my head! I took them out, cut off the strings tying them together and then just pushed them into themselves! They actually look more like nests than baskets, but think of all the things you could do with them! If you were to make these specifically for nests or baskets, I would have smaller spacing between the yarn (use more yarn) I had to put the jelly beans in baggies or some would have fallen out! The larger nests were made from the larger, better shaped decorations, the small nests from the two most misshapen decorations. I guess this is another example of recycling or re purposing? So glad we didn't throw them away! So - for today it's Happy Crafting!