Two more Easter project ideas coming right up! I know this is a little late but the first one could be a fun Mother's Day gift, too! Or even a baby shower gift. Or perhaps any occasion at all! If the recipient is girly, that is.
Miss A's school recently hosted a carnival/fundraiser and we had the option of donating something for the raffle so we did. At first I wanted to donate a basket filled with handmade hair accessories but then a trip to Michael's inspired a trinket box filled with all sorts of goodies. It started with a wooden jewelry box for only $7.99. I couldn't resist it. Take in a coupon to purchase it cheaper!
(I always use this website for coupons. Today there's one for 30% off your entire purchase!)
Slap on some spray paint (I used my favorite one--Krylon's Catalina Mist), modgepodge scrapbook paper to the inside, and adorn it with a paper flower. It's such a fun project. I was happy the entire time while making it.
Don't forget to fill it with goodies! Obviously I chose hair accessories and jewelry but candy and love notes would be sweet, too!
The cupcake and fabric button bobby pins are scrapbooking brads with their backs removed and glued to bobby pins. I bought my pins off etsy but maybe they're available in stores?? E-6000 is the perfect glue to adhere them.
Recognize the fabric flowers? I knew they'd come in handy. The flowers on the left were my attempt to copy the pink flower that came with the others. Using only a hot glue gun worked but left the tips of my fingers quite the mess. Whatever works is my motto. :)
The paper flower was made by folding a strip of paper around in a circle while creasing the folds; hot glue to a small paper circle. Repeat step but make a smaller one in contrasting paper and top it with a half pearl from the scrapbooking aisle. Have you seen these pearls? They're everywhere in Michael's. I didn't know what I was going to do with them when I purchased them (they were marked down to $.49 from $3--again, I couldn't resist.) Same with the paper leaves. Bought 'em a while ago with no idea what to do with them. I'm glad they've come in handy.
Want to place a label on the box? Be my guest.
The second idea is one I fell in love with as soon as my friend Susan sent me the picture. Fabric carrots filled with candy! She made them for the group of gals at church. I wonder if I can squeeze some time in tonight to make a few myself? If not but I can always make them next year! Catch the free pattern here!