Maybe it's the fact that Spring is on the way, but I have been feeling myself in a very crafty frame of mind lately. This has very usefully coincided with the Spring craft set that I was sent to review by Baker Ross.
This is the set and it contains lots of materials to make all kinds of Spring decorations:
(Looks at cover): A cardboard birdhouse with birds, flowers, a tall nightlight with a butterfly and grass scene, a romantic greeting card, hanging birds and the items I made, three decorative easter egg baskets.
The craft kit was made in Germany and the instructions were just pictures, numbers and arrows but I found it easy enough to work out. The baskets in particular were very simple to put together.
I used the scissors because I distressed the edges of my basket with them and I also inked the edges with two shades of Ranger's Distress Inks. I have always liked the vintage grungy look and am not really a pretty flower type of gal normally.
glue pen that I was also sent did an excellent job. I just held it together while it set.
Next I put the handle on and for this you do need some additional items which I did happen to have, split pins. Despite not being a flowery person, the split pins I had were flower shaped. I made a hole in the handle and also in the basket and inserted split pins onto both sides. And there you have it. I made one for the small Smartie chocolate eggs you see above, one for my collection of polystyrene decorated eggs:
(Created with tissue paper, pens and fabric, made in previous years)
..and one for some Cadbury Creme Eggs:
Hope you enjoyed this make and may I wish you a very
for this weekend.