Hi there! What a week! I don't know about you, but I have just been totally crazy/busy this week! Even more so than usual, since I was catching up after having been sick, and the boys had their last day of school today before Spring break, so I was trying hard to get stuff done, housework, laundry, and maybe even a few posts ready to go. They are off now, and I'm still only halfway there! Ack! They've been really good about helping and listening to Mom, though, so, I can't really complain. :)
This is for the Extreme Invitation Challenge @ Spotted Canary! If you go to that link, you can sign up to take a free online class, and enter your own "extreme" invitation! I had the idea to make a little Easter basket to put my egg-shaped invitation in. :) I added a few Easter Tree ornaments as extra "eggs." I did a complete tutorial on the Spotted Canary site, here. But I will give a you a quick basket overview, it's really pretty simple, like weaving a placemat when you were a kid. :)
|Cut 10 more strips of the same size, staple two each together, |
so you have 5 long ones.
|Bend octopus legs vertically. Weave long strips, starting |
from the center of the strip, so you can make sure and
hide the staples behind the woven part.
|When basket is 4 strips high, take any strips that ended |
up on the outside, and bend them into the basket and adhere.
Trim off any strips that ended up on the inside, at the top.
|For handle, cut a couple inches off each end of remaining strip. |
Then add border sticker to center of strip, to hide seam and staple.
|Attach handle to inside of basket with adhesive, and also secure by |
punching a hole through basket and handle, and adding a decorative brad.
|For basket filler, crimp scraps and cut with fringe scissors, |
or use a paper shredder, if you can find yours. ;)
|Line basket with tissue paper to prevent basket filler from falling |
through the cracks.
The invitation was printed out, and the stamped banners were added. The crosses on the ornaments were stamped on kraft, fussy cut, and colored with chalk markers. I thought the wreath stickers, reminded me of the thorny crown that Jesus wore when he was crucified, so I adhered those to the top of the crosses.
as I mentioned, a complete tutorial, and supply list is at my Spotted Canary post. Thanks for popping by!