Friday, April 10, 2009

POP BOXES EASTER BASKET

Here is a quick and easy way to upcycle two empty soda boxes into an pop artish looking Easter basket that can be recycled once you are done with it. My son is in high school and collects Coca Cola memorabilia, so I will not be decorating this any further, but you could decorate it with Easter wrapping paper, magazine pages or even drawing a child has made. It cost me no money out of pocket and only took 10 minutes to make. Items needed:
  • 2 empty cardboard boxes from 12 packs of soda
  • Heavy duty scissors (I used kitchen scissors from the Dollar Store)
  • Craft Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue stick
  • Easter Grass

Cut the top off of the box that you want to use as your basket.

Cut the handle from the other box - I made my handle about 4 inches wide and the length is two short sides and the long side of one. Cut two of these (I ended up having to piece together the handle on the inside when I glued it down as the box I used was pretty tore up).

Use craft glue one the outside layer of the handle and glue the inside layer to the outside layer, then trim so they match up.

Use the hot glue gun to glue the handle to the inside of the box on each side.

Fill with Easter Grass and you are done!

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