Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge "Easter Baskets Pt 1"....A Tub of Goodies


     As my family continues to grow up, the old school Easter baskets with the green grass are just not as appealing to the 'tweens' I love to give little Easter goodies to.

     I found this small vintage-looking washtub at my dollar store.  And with just a little Washi tape, silk flowers and chocolates, I think this is a "sweet" alternative for an Easter basket.  And the best part is that you don't need to worry about watering your flowers.

     Just a couple of supplies and you're done.


     What you will need (and two pipe cleaners as an optional last step):

     1.  Start applying Washi tape as desired. HINT:  I lay mine out very lightly and kind of uneven to start with and then once I like the design, I will clean it up and make it straighter.  I liked the rustic part of this tub so I chose not to cover that part up.  NOTE:  This will work on any container you have around -- a flower pot, old china cup, etc.

     2.  Start cutting your silk flowers off the stem.  HINT:  Make sure you are cutting different lengths so you have interest.  Just like regular flower arranging.  Start placing in the piece of styrofoam you have chosen.  Make sure, since your tub is circular, that all the flowers are facing out.

     3.  Fill the spaces with your desired candies.  I love the dark chocolate Hershey's Kisses, maybe I just love the purple wrapping.  The candy becomes your "soil".

     4.  An optional step, if you just don't want to get away from the basket approach, tie together two pipe cleaners and then wrap around your handles for a basket approach.

    I love this little container because you can reuse it in many ways.  Change out the flowers on a seasonal basis.  The washi tape comes off easily so you can use it to fit any decor.

    Some Easter basket humor.  Enjoy the season!


  1. this is such a beautiful basket, love it. hugs

  2. Beautiful arrangement! And I love how you used washi tape to decorate the basket! Great job!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Mollie's Motif

  3. WOW! this is beautiful Patti and fantastic way to use some Wasi. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a fabulous idea for an Easter basket!! I love how you decorated it!! It looks amazing!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Gorgeous basket of flowers!! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Beautiful basket! LOVE the colors:) You decorated your tin so pretty..Wow, fun idea! TFS!
    Sherrie K


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