April 16, 2011

Spring Treat Basket for OCC and Doodle Pantry

It’s time for another Our Creative Corner challenge and I used a Doodle Pantry image! I love when I can manage to combine my work!

treat basket

The OCC challenge from Vicki is Easter Wishes, make a 3-D Easter project. Now I don’t celebrate Easter so I just made a 3-D spring project. Last spring, I intended to make this project, taking advantage of all the cute pastel candy available in the spring; I didn’t get it done then so this year I made sure to. For a year I saved these yogurt containers; they come in packs of 12 with 2 sets of 6 stuck together. I snapped off two, leaving these 4 you see here.

They are covered in DP from PTI, I even covered the top. I traced the outer edge and even though the holes weren't round but I cut holes slightly smaller using a circle die anyway. It won’t hold up to heavy use but really, how much use is this going to get?? LOL. The ‘grass’ is made from a kraft envelope I crimped then sliced into skinny strips and bunched into curls.

baby chick store image

The little chick is a Doodle Pantry image. The butterfly clothespin I found at the $ store, 8 for a buck! Great real right? The vintage lace is from Etsy and I made the cute little crocheted flowers, not bad for a first try (new pattern, I’ve crocheted before). I’m really into Glue Arts adhesives lately, I used Ribbon adhesive to glue the lace and Extreme Tac to adhere the handle and the DP. It comes as a taper runner refill for the Glue Glider Pro and as squares on a roll. I used the tape runner for the DP and I cut the squares smaller for the handle.

I hope you will play with the OCC this week! There are so many awesome templates out there, it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with something cool to create or alter something you’d otherwise toss. Seems covering boxes to use as gift bags has gotten pretty popular. What about repurposing a jar!? You have until Friday April 22nd to play.

Doodle Pantry is going to have another release this month in just a few days, April 20. There will be a new challenge too! Visit the DP blog to learn more. You still have time to take advantage of the digi grab bag deal so check out it out at the DP Specials page.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Paper: PTI, white , pale plum CS-SU!, kraft envelope, clear CS-PTI (under sentiment)
Accessories: butterfly clothespin-Dollarama, MS eyelet border punch, circle Nesties, vintage lace, Copics Y21, YR04,23, R02,05, crochet thread, brads-Kioshi BasicGrey, Quickutz Ali Edwards font dies


Sharon Wheet said...

I LOVE it! The connected yogurt containers! (recycle/reuse) And the pattern paper is soo pretty! A perfect match for your project! What a clever girl!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lori Rider said...

Rebecca - what a cute idea! I never would have thought to reuse those yogurt containers. I love it! Your project is just adorable. Great job on the challenge!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I really like that you kept the yogurt containers stuck together! Your color choices are great, and I love the pattern. Have a good weekend!

Heide said...

What an adorable little basket. You put a lot of work into theses cuties.
Great job.

Kristin said...

Adorable and green? Love it! I would have never thought of using these, I just put them in the recycle bin. Now I'll have to keep them! Thanks for enabling me!

Kristine said...

THAT is ridiculously CUTE!! Oh and how clever too... LOVE IT!! =) So sweet with the chickie on top. Looks YUMMY!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh, so very creative, what a super project. Love the use of the yogurt containers for the treats. Fabulous!

Kathy W. said...

Perfect idea for an Easter basket! And great way to recycle as well. Thank you so much for sharing with us, I love it =)

Vicki Burdick said...

So cute Rebecca and way to go on the recycling of the yogurt containers!!! Super cute and very springy!!

Robbie said...

Aren't you just the cleverest! I love the recycle/reuse idea and soooooo cute. Love what you did with the lil chick, such a great project.

L.Wilson said...

How absolutely PRECIOUS!!! Love the recycled containers!!! How very useful!! Everything about this screams talent!!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Rebecca, what a great idea! A free container to decorate! Great idea! Great "spring" project!
Hugs, Sarah

Christa said...

this is awesome, ilove it hugs christa

K. Joy said...

LOVE your spring project, is is adorable!! Great recycling. The candy looks yummy, and the crocheted flowers are so pretty, and I always love the soft colors you use!! :) Thanks for sharing!