You know how it goes… you’re out shopping… on a hunt for something specific… and out of the blue… IT calls your name!
How does IT even know your name?
How does IT know you are a lover of all things earthy and natural?
How does IT know you would LOVE a basket that can do double duty for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter?
Especially a lovely mossy Easter basket!
How does that happen?
IT has been one busy but smart basket!
I can’t say that you’ll have a basket speak to you like IT did me when you’re out and about.
But, on the outside chance that one calls your name… you’ll know immediately what to do.
Run, don’t walk to the check out…
And once you’re home… begin its makeover to true loveliness.
I want you to know that you can create a lovely mossy Easter basket of your own.
It doesn’t have to be this particular one. In fact, my best policy is to check over my stash first. You may even have an old Easter basket that is waiting for a makeover. Hmmm… do you hear her calling your name?
Here are all the juicy details for a lovely transformation….
- Basket – I found mine at TJ Maxx
- Floral Foam – Dollar Tree
- Sheet Moss – Hobby Lobby
- Short Skewers – Walmart
- Happy Easter Sign – Hobby Lobby
- Smallish Sparkly Foam Eggs (not hard plastic) – Hobby Lobby
- Pretty Flowers – Hobby Lobby
- Hot/Cool Glue and/or Tacky Glue *optional*
Now that your basket is its mossy loveliness you’ll want to prepare the eggs.
I took small party skewers and inserted the blunt end into the bottom of each egg.
You may wish to add a dab of glue to the end of the skewer to make the union permanent.
I didn’t do this because I’m always re-working something. If my project won’t get jostled around… I go the temporary route for “security.”
Next, decide where you want to place your Easter sign and then press it into the foam firmly.
Add the skewered Easter eggs, by pressing them into the moss, beginning around the “sign-post.”
If you want this to be a more permanent Easter basket of loveliness… you can add a dab of glue to the ends of the skewers before sticking them into the moss-covered foam in your basket.
The basket looks quite nice filled with Easter eggs. But, we want it to look extraordinary… so let’s rim the eggs with pretty flowers.
Now this is where the visual tutorial breaks down. Sorry for my photographic foible.
If you purchased a single stem with multiple flowers as I did, you’ll want to trim them so that their stems are individually about 4 inches or so long. Additionally, I trimmed off some of the leaf stems to insert with the flowers in the basket. This will certainly depend on your flowers… but don’t forget you can add a bit of green and a more natural look by adding in some leaves from your flowers, too.
So there you have it…
An easy to create mossy Easter basket of loveliness!
There’s time to make a mossy basket for St. Patrick’s Day and then transform it for Easter as I did here.
Thanks for stopping by today… I can’t wait to hear your lovely thoughts!
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