Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter Baskets

So sorry not to be blogging much. Getting closer to the end of the semester it seems that the professors try to stuff as much in as possible! Say prayers for me tonight, I am so stuffy and Mr. Hollywood has a big "Diva" job this week and I do not want to get him sick.

Looking forward to Easter, I wanted to have baskets for the kids that they could use all year long. I found these ice buckets at Target in the dollar bins (they were actually 2.50), perfect!

Then with my cricut (the greatest gift ever - last year : ) ~ I cut out my babies names. I wanted to see just how contact paper would work instead of using the vinyl sold in the cricut dept. and it seems so far to do well!

I used white contact paper bought at Wal-Mart.

I think they turned out pretty well!

Only time will tell how well these letters will hold on. Brody decided he wanted an owl on his and I put a butterfly on Kayla's.

I do hope to get more posted this week!



  1. Wow, contact paper. That is probably a lot more economical! We have a cricut at church, so I will try that. Thanks for the tip. I have 5 children and as they were growing up, I purchased plastic buckets and wrote their names on them. Each year they were put on the kitchen table the night before, so the Easter Bunny could fill them. It was a fun tradition and saved on the buying of baskets each year, so I like that your little ones will be able to use them all year. Lezlee

  2. Great idea to use contact paper. They look great. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  3. I've never heard of using contact paper instead of vinyl before - what a neat idea!