Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vintage Thread Ball Egg Basket {Easy DIY}

Is spring ever going to come? I sure hope so! There is still a little bit of snow on the ground here, but spring is on my mind. I have a super easy DIY tutorial to get you in the mood for spring as well. A few years back I made and sold these vintage thread ball egg baskets, and today I am going to share how.

The supplies include the following (supply links at the bottom of this post):

  • vintage thread balls (check local thrift stores or Etsy or eBay)
  • natural wood excelsior and/or sheet moss
  • faux speckled eggs (I purchased mine at HomeGoods a couple of years ago right before Easter - I couldn't find any exactly the same but found some that were close in my link list)
  • gift bag handles or natural twisted paper
This project is so simple, you can probably figure out how to do it just by looking at the pictures, but I will take you step by step anyway :)

If you are using gift bag handles, you will need to remove them from the bag first. If you are using twisted paper (in cord form) simply cut a strand to the size of handle you prefer.
Then make two small holes in the thread (just by moving with the end of a pair of scissors or pen), which is where you will glue the handle.
With your glue gun, attach the handle inside the holes.
Now, that you have your "basket", the next step is to glue on the excelsior or moss "nest" for the eggs.
Now to add the eggs! I only added three to each (keeping it an odd number and varying the size is good for balance). I just eyed it as to what looked good to me as far as placement.
After I had made these two, I wanted the "nests" to have a more full look around the edge so I took a long strip of the excelsior and lightly glued it around.
I took small sections of the moss and added that around the edge of the other one. And that is all!
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial! Later this week, I have a round-up of lots of easy DIY projects for spring, from some talented bloggers for you! Be sure to follow along by email to receive posts directly in your inbox so you never miss a post!

Till next time...
~Alice W.

Supply List
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