Saturday, May 1, 2010

may day.....


when i got my new issue of somerset life magazine and saw these cute little recycled toilet paper baskets,(page 34,creative idea #2 "hanging pretty") i couldn't believe how unbelievably cute they were.....i had to make them right away!...i was like a kid in a paper,er i mean candy store. i rushed home from work and started to wrap,dip and embellish these little goodies!
     here is how....you take a toilet paper roll and flatten it,you glue the bottom tigether with a little hot glue, securing with a clothes pin until set.
       gather your favorite papers,cut to fit yout roll and wrap and glue the paper onto the roll. i than added some trim papers that i cut with a decorative scissor, and glued to the top and bottom...this adds interest and beauty.  melt some wax in a pat, you must know that the pot you use will now be the wax melting pot forever... i keep this in my craft closet. so melt the wax, on very low,and than brush it onto your little baskets. i find this very gratifying, the wax gives everything a soft vintage feel.
      now the fun part......gather ribbons and bits and pieces, baubles and beads, and start embellishing as you wish...
         than i punched a whole on either side and strung wire through it to hang. add a piece of tulle inside and you are ready to give this little treasure with a secret note or little gift tucked inside.
in honor of may day surprise a friend by hanging one on their door knob today...!

8 comments:

Wizardress said...

Adorable!!!!!

stacycakes said...

thank you lori!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Stacy dear, is this Stacy with the big gorgeous dog, Zeke? I haven't seen you in a while! HOW ARE YOU?????? Thank you for stopping by. I hope all is well dear one! Your crafts are gorgeous and I am going to stay in tomorrow and work on some things myself. Have a glorious weekend! Anita

stacycakes said...

thanks anita, i do not have a dog named zeke,but i do have a cat named boo!!!!....have a fabulous weekend, you blog always makes me happy!!!:)

Fete et Fleur said...

These are too cool! We usually celebrate May Day every year, but this year we were so busy we didn't do our normal flower baskets.

Nancy

Jan said...

Love these! and HEY..I think that's the issue my little notbooks are in :)

a little lovely said...

thanks for stopping by a little lovely! glad you like the flowers. pretty easy, huh?

stacycakes said...

nancy, the idea of may day is lovely,but it sneaks up on me every year!
jan i will check out your notebooks, and little lovely, those flowers are so beautiful,and so easy to make!!! thanks!