Saturday, March 28, 2009

Recycled Easter Basket / Mailer

Empty 2 liter bottles make awesome mailers! They are super because you aren't adding extra weight before you add your surprises. I was in several Easter Pal swaps using bottles and this is one sample. The bottles also come in a variety of colors.

You can cut a door as I did or cut the entire bottom of the bottle to fill.
Add some shredded paper or tissue paper, add your surprises, securely glue the lid on ( I used liquid glass) . Great view for the person receiving and the postal employees!
I have added 4 x 4" chipboard sheets, glue stick, candle, incense, candy and MUCH more to this one! It's amazing how much they can hold!

Securely tape around the bottle to cover your door. Add an index sized card for your addresses and get it weighed to mail~ or tie a great bow and hand deliver! Sorry I can't show my address as I don't want the 3 ladies knowing which one is getting this bottle!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Fry Box!

Fry boxes can be used for many things, so why not a quicke Easter treat holder. Great project for the kids or the grown ups!

Random stamped with Close to My Heart stampsets, I love Easter Friends but it is retired.

Stamp an egg, bunny, chick or whatever (can be a birthday cake or flower!) color and cut out.
Adhere it on the outside and then stamp, color, cut another image to go on the inside of the front of the fry box. You can pop these up for a 3-d effect using pop dots.
Add any ribbons or embellishments you like and fill. You can see I have Jelly Bellys, chapstick, tea candle and other small things just to give you an idea. So it doesn't have to be all candy! lol
Need a template here you go! It's also super cute to cut your box from colored cardstock. You can even punch holes for the ribbon to become handles for a basket.