I picked up this paperboard basket at the thrift store for 55 cents.
It was covered in snowmen. I knew I could cover it with something else. I have seen these at the dollar store too with Easter prints. At first, I thought I would cover it in fabric but decided not to try it with the curves of this basket.
Then, I decided to use my old vintage dictionary pages. After all, I’ve made so many other things with them lately. I ripped the pages into useable sections and glued them all over the basket, starting at the inside and working my way out. I did the handle and bottom last.
Once I had the basket done, I just had to have some eggs to go in the basket! I found some old plastic eggs, the jumbo ones that you would use as prize eggs, and covered them too.
I love using the dictionary pages because of all of the neat illustrations. I was able to use a rabbit on this egg.
They tend to hold my interest too because I try to read all of the words on them. But, I’m just like that. I can’t fall asleep if a television is on because I will try to listen to whatever’s going on.
Anyway, back to the eggs and basket: I sprayed them down with some Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze so they would have a glossy finish. I filled the basket with paper shred and nestled the eggs inside.
I’m lovin’ the way this turned out. It’s a great one of a kind accent for spring/Easter that is not pastel or too cutesy. Not that I don’t like pastel and cutesy- I love it. But not in every room. I try to maintain a more subdued decor in the living room but get a little wilder in the family room/den.
Total cost for this project- 55 Cents. Everything else I had on hand. Can’t beat that!