Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter Basket Makeover

A friend of mine purchased two Easter baskets to decorate for her nieces. One was supposed to be Spongebob Squarepants themed and the other was supposed to be Hanna Montana. Sadly when she received the baskets they were quite garish, stained and broken. I told her I would help her give them new life. This post is the Spongebob basket (not a fan myself, but it's what she asked for). I started by adding a little ric rac to the handle. It helped tone down the florescent pink and helped set the right playful tone for the rest of the make over. Next I covered the outside and inside of the basket with yellow felt. I left a little bit of the pink rim so the pink handle would tie in. Where the handle was dented in I attatched a ribbon. It helped disguise the broken piece beautifully. The last step was to make Spongebob's face using felt and fabric paint. I think it turned out pretty good. The best part is that it does not have Spongebob's obnoxious voice! Oh, I mean, I think she will like it. What do you think? When something is broken or turns out not how you expected it to be, there is always room to make it better and have fun!

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