Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HOW TO HAVE A VERY FRUGAL EASTER

Take an oatmeal box-make a Easter basket for a recycled bunny or other stuffed toy or even to add to table decorations. That is what was done with a couple from my oatmeal and salt box stash. I keep telling my daughter, Donna, that mine is not a "hoard", it is a stash. 

The stuffed animals had been picked up for a very nominal cost at Goodwill and from a booth at a local year round flea market. I have a list of projects repurposing stuffed toys and am finally getting around to working on the rest of my list. 

1. zigzag over 1/4" elastic around edge of 25" circle 
 2.center salt or oatmeal box on circle, gather by pulling elastic, tie off, push gathered fabric into box
3.  cover 4" cardboard circle with 6" fabric circle, put into box to cover bottom [see video]
4. fold 6" x 45" fabric strip lengthwise, right sides together, sew length together, turn, press, tie bow       onto stuffed animal
5. repeat #4 on 3" x 20" fabric strip-turn, gather onto 1" x 10" plastic canvas rectangle, glue to fabric       covered box. 


Here is a video for this quick, easy and economical project-more economical if you already have the stuffed toys. 


Add a few treats and you are all set. 

Happy Crafting and God bless you,

Carolyn Wainscott
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