Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Basket Gifts

Hi Everyone!  Happy Easter!!

I've been so busy lately! It's hard to find the time to do the things that I love to do, when I'm so busy doing the things I have to do.  I want to spend my days in my craft room being creative- but that just doesn't happen as often as I'd like.
I did get to do a couple projects today!  I made Easter cards and little purses to hold necklaces that I made for my daughters' Easter baskets.

The purses were cut from Forever Young at 4 inches.
I bought the bottlecap blank charms at Hobby Lobby and cut out a design from the Hippie Chic DCWV stack to fit it inside the cap.  I covered it completely with a thick coating of Glossy Accents.  When it was completely dry (24 hours later), I put the bottlecap and a Tim Holtz Word Sticks Tag onto a necklace "chain" (that I also bought at Hobby Lobby).
Now each of my girls has a new necklace!  
The other day I saw some bottlecap charms, in a local store, that were selling for $6 a piece (not including a "chain").  My total cost for both finished necklaces was about $3.50- and my girls Love them!!

Have a very blessed day.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. love your necklaces and your purses! i am hosting a Disney Blog hop in a few weeks. Would love it if you would join. Please email me if you are interested.

  2. These are so adorable. Lucky girls. Congrats on your E2. We will have to share notes.

  3. Adorable! OMG! I cant wait either! I keep watching it on hsn today!lol! Hugs! Dina

  4. Julie, cruising blogs today, love this post. The necklaces are so cute, perfect for girls. Also, FY cart, my all time favorite. I do the same thing...make Jewelry and use a cut to give them. So much nicer to gift something that is not in a little plastic Can't wait to see more of your creations...thanks