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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Beverage Holder Easter Basket

Hi Everyone!

It's time again for another fun tutorial! This week, Trudi is going to show us how to make a super fun Easter basket from an ordinary cardboard beverage holder.

Beverage Holder Easter Basket
Designer: Trudi Wilbur, TPE design team

Supplies:
A drink carrier that you can get in a drive through or a carton from bottled beverages
Cardstock/Patterned Paper of your choice
Adhesive
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler
Embellishments of your choice
Easter grass

I really enjoy altering things, so today I'm going to show you how to make an Easter basket using a beverage carton. For my basket I used a Starbucks frappuccino bottle carton.
To cover the carton, I simply measured & cut my pieces of paper then traced & cut anything that needed to be notched or cut out. I then adhered the paper to the carton using a double stick tape.
Now the carton is ready to be decorated. I punched out some eggs & embossed them with my cuttlebug, cut some strips of green paper then cut the pieces of grass out of it and adhered it all to my carton. Then I tied some ribbons onto the handle and filled the spots that hold the bottles up with Easter grass.
Now it's ready to fill with goodies! I was recently in a swap so I filled my basket with some scrapping goodies & candy & sent it out to a scrapping friend.
This is super easy and really doesn't take much time at all.

Have fun and Happy Easter!
-Trudi

13 comments:

Julie said...

oh how cute

Chrissy's Creations said...

So cute!!! TFS

Ann said...

Trudi that is just so cute and what a lovely gift.

I love it.
Ann xxx

Easter Gifts said...

Hi,

They all are so cute. Good work.

Susan said...

What a cute and clever idea! Thank you for sharing this.

AUsome mom said...

So, so cute!! I must try this! This would make a great centerpiece for the table too!
Great job and great tutorial!

Tonya said...

This is so adorable!!

Heaven Helped said...

Great idea, this is a fantastic alternative to the wicker baskets, love the way you decorated it and added the goodies. :)

Lori m

Jess said...

Adorable project! It looks like the perfect basket for a scrapper on Easter.

Tammie said...

This is a nice project. I saw it done on the Cuttlebug Challenge back in February by one of their DT members. So cute!

The Pink Elephant said...

Hi Tammie...It was your niece Amber, wasn't it!! Silly Girl!! LOL!!

Robin said...

What a cute project Trudi! I love this made into an Easter basket.
To clarify...this type of thing (altering Starbucks drink holders) is very popular and can be seen in alot of places on the internet. Not just Cuttlebug Challenge. But...making this into an Easter basket is what makes it very unique.

Dawn said...

This is adorable!! I love it! What a great reason for me to go out and buy Frappachino (sp?)!!