Saturday, March 21, 2015

#DIY Eco Friendly Easter Baskets

You can use recycled milk jugs to make fun Easter crafts and decorations, and it is rewarding and important to use recycled items when creating crafts projects.

Milk jugs are something that many people throw away, but they can be turned into many festive holiday decor items.

Here are some instructions on creating recycled milk jug Easter crafts.

Milk Jug Basket

Milk Jug Basket



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Supplies

For this project you will need brown or beige paint, a paintbrush, scissors, a razor, a marker, and a stapler. It is helpful to have newspaper to place your milk jug on as the paint is applied and dries.



Instructions

Start by cutting the milk jug in half, and remember to cut the milk jug right below the handle to make a good sized handle from the leftover piece. Cut a strip a strip out of the top half of the milk jug going up toward the mouth and around back again to the bottom of the other side. Staple the handle to the basket.

Using the paint and the paintbrush decorate the Easter basket in a basket weave pattern. There are several different styles you can choose, and you can research different patterns on the Internet if you like. You can also go for a more natural look and paint a woven branch style basket if you like. When the paint has dried on your Easter milk jug craft fill it with other fun Easter decorations.



All Purpose Scissors

Ace - Classic All Purpose Comb to Goody 6.5 Inches Hair Cutting Scissors


Flat Paintbrush

R&F Encaustic Paints - Handmade Paints Encaustic Flat Paintbrush, No.12


Beige Paint

DecoArt - 133104 Americana Acrylic Paint 2 Ounces-Cashmere Beige-Opaque
I truly hope this post has inspired you to recycle. Also, to create an awesome upcycled easter  basket. Let me know in the comments below.


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