As part of 12-months of Martha Stewart, we receive a box of crafting goodies each month and are asked to create a fabulous project from the contents. If you’ve been following our posts this week you will have noticed our love for Easter and so the arrival of the Martha Stewart Easter stencils, paints and fringe scissors seemed like a perfect set of craft materials to make another Easter craft. We decided to make a DIY Easter basket using these sweet galvanized buckets from Michaels. We started by painting the bucket a cheerful shade of carrot orange and once dry added a trim of orange washi tape. To try the stencils in a different way we used our craft knife and cut a white vinyl with the stencil as a guide. To personalize the bucket we printed a pattern and cut the recipients name with the same vinyl. Kids love to see their name of their belongings so this was the perfect touch to our little metal basket.
Our finishing touch on the basket was to add the DIY Easter grass. Using the fringe scissors, this is amazingly easy and fun to make with a pretty green tissue paper. We even made our coordinating carrot tops using the same method and taping the fringe onto the orange candy filled cone baggie with a pretty green washi tape.
There is nothing sweeter than hiding treats and sweets for the kiddos on Easter morning and have them search the garden with their own little treat bucket to see what the Easter bunny may have left for them. Have your kids go wild with the paint, vinyl and stencils then sit back and wait for the Easter Bunny to do her thing. Enjoy! ~ Lia