How to Turn a Cottage Cheese Container into a Mini Easter Basket

Hi everyone! I want to share a mini Easter basket I created using an empty cottage cheese container.

I started with an empty container of cottage cheese…if you aren’t fond of eating cottage cheese a yogurt container will work too and if you don’t like yogurt maybe you can find someone to eat it for you. 😁 I cleaned it inside and out and let dry.

The cottage cheese container I used I peeled the label off. So I traced with a pencil the outside of the label onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and cut out with scissors. 

I inked the glass tray with Hydrangea Blends Ink. I added water, painted the watercolor paper and let dry.

I inked the Simple Dots Rollagraph with Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink and roll onto the piece of watercolor paper. 

Once the watercolor paper is dry I adhered watercolor paper to container.

I punched holes on either side of the container with a hole punch and ran a pipe cleaner through each hole and twist to secure to the container.

I placed a piece of textured white cardstock on top of the Brenda Walton: Medallion Diecut (retired) and place between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I put the medallion together according to directions on packaging. I inked an Art Dauber with Old Rose Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad and ink edges of the medallion diecut and adhered to container. I also adhered trim to the top and bottom of container.

I placed the flowers and leaf sprigs stamps from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto MISTI Stamping Tool. I inked the flowers with Pink and Peony Inks from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and the leaf sprigs with Olive Ink from the Sunset Petal Points Inks. I stamped all onto a piece of Textured White Cardstock. I fussy cut the stamped flowers and leaf sprigs out and looped thread several times and made a mess bow. I adhered flowers, leaf sprigs and bow onto the medallion. The finishing touches I added gems, flatback pearl and sequin to the center of each flower.  

I added Easter grass and decorative eggs to this little Easter basket but it would be perfect for candy, stickers and tiny little goodies. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

SUPPLIES USED:
ColorBox: Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull:Hydrangea Blends Ink
ColorBox: Simple Dots Rollagraph
ColorBox: Jumbo Handle Self Inking (No Cartridge Used)
ColorBox: Enchantment Petal Point Inks
ColorBox: Art Dauber
ColorBox: Thankful Clear Stamp Set
ColorBox: Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad
Gems and Flatback Pearl
Sequin
Textured White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper 
Beacon Adhesive: Fabri-Fix Permanent Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Pencil
Empty Cottage Cheese Container
Hole Punch
Trim and Thread
Pipe Cleaner
Glass Tray
Paint Brush
Scissors   
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Medallions Diecut
MISTI Stamping Tool

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


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