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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tastefully Simple (altered) Easter Basket M5D

Well, I am not even going to talk about the weather, because maybe if I ignore it, it will just go away and let spring come back.  So, let's just get to the M5D releases today.  I really love Easter and all the soft, pastel and delicate, springy colors that go with it.  Memories of fancy dresses, bonnets and white shoes for church, baskets, bunnies, eggs and candy for after church.  I have had this Tastefully Simple drink bucket laying around for months just waiting for me to make something out of it, and I have to tell you that my hubby really enjoyed teasing me about creating something for Easter out of a drink bucket.  The way I see it is if I could recycle something and help save the earth by re-using, then God would be happy about that, right?   Besides, once it was finished, there is no way that you could tell that it used to be a drink bucket.  I guess you could give this to a child to collect eggs in or fill with candy and goodies for Easter morning or even use it as a gift basket, but I am displaying mine on my mantle filled with some pretty springy flowers and decorations.   I hope you like it.  Have any of you done something like this for Easter or another occasion?



Below are some of the other new M5D releases for this week. 
Far Away


Egg Hunt


Kitten

Vintage Biker


You can check out what the other DT girls came up with by visiting their blogs.

Thanks for visiting me.  Have a wonderful and blessed day my friends :)

Hugs,

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16 comments:

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Carolyn: Your Easter project is BEEEEAUTIFUL--I love recycling too. What brand of drink container did you use? I'd like to give this a try for 4th of July or some other holiday.

Thanks
Diane
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Inspired By Friends said...

Beyond beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great idea, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful way to use this image. Great idea!

Sassylassy said...

Oh honey your altered tin is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. How very inventive!!!
Hugs Bonnie

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful colors and embellishments- what a great idea to alter and use a tin- you go green girl!!! Love it!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely!

Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

sorry forgot to add thank you so much for sharing it with us at the SCSC too
Hugs Kate xx

Bianca said...

What a lovely easter bastket! I absolutly agree with you, it´s much fun to create something for easter! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Mina said...

I love your altered bucket Carolyn its so pretty, perfect for gathering easter eggs...thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me challenge this week
Mina xxx

karlinchen50 said...

Hi this is a wonderful work.
Beautiful colors and a stunning design.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Callenge.
**Karla

Helen said...

Awww...so cute!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Kazza said...

A beautifully crafted 'bucket' and our furry friend image is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge, Karen x

Christine said...

Gorgeous basket!!! What a perfect project for this image!

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

I was looking at my follower list and I saw you. Then I went to your blog and found this basket.
It is so adorable, wonderful creation, I love it.

Hugs, Nadine