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When I was a little girl, the night before Easter was always punctuated by the frantic searching for the Easter baskets. They were huge, obnoxiously colored things that were tucked out of sight for the rest of the year, and several times we had to make do with napkin baskets or other bins when the old standards just couldn’t be found. When I had children of my own, I decided that I’d rather have something that could pull double duty, handy storage for most of the year, fun basket for Easter morning. After a few tries with different kinds of baskets I settled on small, galvanized buckets a few years ago. Excellent for toting markers, Legos, and other small toys, they’ve been beach buckets, mini picnic baskets and of course, our Easter baskets for several years now. Each spring I decorate the buckets in a different way for Easter, adding ribbons, flowers, bows or whatever else strikes my fancy, for the big day. The only requirement is that nothing is permanent so that the buckets can return to normal once the eggs have all been collected. This year I’m adding paper grass to the baskets for an extra springy look. Using a technique similar to cupcake liners, you can add whatever kind of decoration strikes your fancy to your own buckets!

Thing you’ll need:
Cardstock in spring colors (green in this case)
Scrap paper
Pencil
Scissors
Removable glue dots
Galvanized Pail
Bone folder

Things to do:
1. Wrap your scrap paper around the bottom of the bucket so that the bottom edge is covered (you’ll probably only make it halfway around)
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2. With the bone folder, press a crease in the paper along the bottom edge of the bucket. Be sure to hold the paper tightly in place while you do this for an accurate line.
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3. Cut along the crease and then check against the bottom of the bucket, making adjustments as needed. Mark at the halfway points on the bucket.
4. Cut up at the halfway points and across as high as you want your decorations to be.
5. Use this as a template and trace onto your cardstock and cut out your base pieces. For the grass, I cut three of light green and one of dark, which was then cut in half.
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6. Cut the pieces into whatever shape you want. For grass cut in and out to create the blades, you can also create scallops, waves or random designs. Get creative!
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7. Mount the paper along the bottom edge, overlapping to create depth, with the double-sided tape. Add eggs, bunnies or other cutouts to finish the look.

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