Given the aisles of pre filled and cellophane covered baskets at the stores lately, I’m guessing giving Easter baskets is pretty common. I started the tradition with our boys when Brendon was two, despite resistance from hubby. Stating it was for girls, since he didn’t remember receiving them as a child. I’m not sure how accurate his memory is and you know me, I went ahead and did what I wanted!
Each year, I try and pick a basket that will be useful for the rest of the year. Translation: sand pail. So, this year, I decided to make tool boxes. These will function as Easter baskets, toy carriers and also craft boxes I can load with supplies enabling them to create their own crafty fun. Might not be exhilarating, but Brendon will probably still like it.
I’ve taken a diet from Pinterest recently. I’d love to say it was for a great spiritual reason like Lent, but since I don’t celebrate Lent, I guess I’ll confess. I gave it up because I was pinning so many good ideas, yet in reality, doing almost none of the projects. Seemed like a lot of wasted time. I still love going on there, I’m just being more aware of how much time I’m spending and TRYING to stay focused.
So instead of Pinteresting my heart away. I searched for mini tool box kits on Amazon. Put those together. Painted them the delightful shade of Ladybug and got my wordy fix via Uppercase Living by wrapping one of their stock sayings around the boxes.
Each is marked with a different color star to minimize confusion. I realize now, I should’ve gotten a second star for the inside tray. Oh well. Might have to do that later.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.