I can’t believe that it is almost Easter, this year is flying by so quickly. Easter is one of my favorite times of the year because as the flowers and trees start blooming, I can easily see that the seasons are changing and that it is a season of hope.
We usually take my youngest to our church Easter egg hunt and it seems like yesterday, I was snapping photos and capturing his very first Easter egg hunt. Last year he was a pro and collected a huge basket of eggs. I expect the same again this year.
Today, on the blog I wanted to share with you an easy eco-friendly Easter basket. I remember making something similar when I was growing up.
Simply use a recycled milk jug to make this fun and easy Easter craft or decoration. Many people find that it is rewarding and important to use recycled items when creating crafts projects. Recycling helps save the Earth by finding a way to reduce or reuse products.
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
Supplies Needed for Your Eco-Friendly Easter Basket
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 or an old towel to place your milk jug on as the paint is applied and dries.
Optional supplies: ribbon, construction paper, glue
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 left over 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.
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