Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Basket Case!

Well not a complete basket case, but I did make 20 of these Easter baskets for the upcoming holiday. Actually, they are going to my once again very lucky nephew who is in the 3rd grade. He gets the job of filling them.

These baskets are totally easy and fast.

You can get four baskets out of a 12x12 piece of cardstock. That doesn't include the handle though. To make them you score a 6"x6" piece of cardstock at 2" on all four sides. Next you make four cuts {{{I'll do my best to explain this part}}}. Cut along the score lines on opposite sides from the edge in to the 2" score line. Remember there are only FOUR cuts. Then pull the cut tabs up together and glue or tape. The handle is 12" long and is adhered at the bottom on each side inside of the basket. 

Perhaps a video is in order after my Cinderella work is done? Read on to see my really BIG project that is also known as manual labor.

 I think these little stamps came from the Walmart $1 bin the have.

This is just a couple of pictures of my rental property remodel. These are the before pictures. I tested a couple of colors on the wall. I have painted 5 rooms in 5 days and plan on painting out the cabinets {shhhh...DH doesn't know that part is happenning}. Counter tops will be replaced and a tile back splash added. Then flooring is the next item to take care of. One thing really does lead to another when you remodel. 
The bathroom is getting an overhaul also.
I will take more pictures of the final projects.

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