Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Mini Baskets

Hello Good Friday!  Hope my friends are relaxing spiritually and physically.

I didn't have time during the week to prepare for a Friends with Flair post (Unity Stamp Co.)...  not that I did not make any project, but posted them all and I like to post specifically for FWF and not repost anything.  So, thank God could make these to show before the linky is closed :).

I'm in a recycling mode lately.  Economic situation at home and country is not very healthy, so whatever I can do to ease the expenses, I do.  So for the Easter "mini baskets", I went with these soap boxes I've been reserving for a project.



I covered the first one with paper.


Added a border to help hide imperfections...


And made this fun front cover...  Just cut some strips and inked the edges...




Then fixed to the left with tape while arranged alternately facing back.



Then glued the base also facing back.


... trimmed.


Final result was this "basket" like cover.  I also hand cut some grass and embellished as shown.



Then I went for a second one. Covered with paper, added the borders and embellished with flowers and the sentiment.
I love how delicate this one resulted.


And finally a third one... covered with washi tape... knowing will be transparent but this is just the base.  I would cover then the see through sections with circles of patterned papers, little flowers and sequins.



Just need to put some candy and eggs inside...   Ready for a Happy Easter!  Glad I could do this and be able to link to Unity...  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.




18 comments:

Dawn Louise said...

Marvellous trio of baskets, they look so cool and using packaging too. Really like your basket weave effect. Awesomeness x

Linda said...

what cute Eater Baskets!

Diane Jaquay said...

These little baskets are so cute!

scrapclose2theheart said...

These Easter baskets are SO cute. They are a very crafty idea. Hugs~Patti

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

All different and all so cute!
Hugs, JoyceAnn

Sonia said...

Fácil de hacer, te quedaron bellas. Me encantaron. ;-)
Las cajas de cereal (grandes y pequeñas), las galletas de diferentes clases y las cajitas de jabones son un resuelve.
Te felicito Myra
Saludos Sony

Terri Burson said...

How smart are you? Great ideas!!

Ruby said...

Beautiful project.

Gaylynn said...

These are awesome little boxes and so pretty. How clever. :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute boxes. Who would have thunk that they are from soap boxes. I be the smell good too.

Angeline Choo said...

Love the baskets! :)

Rachel said...

how amazing are these?!! so glad you got this up in time to share! they are very very cute!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Shona said...

Sweet little trio! Great idea to use those soap boxes.

Sue D said...

Very clever!

scrapper al said...

Such cute baskets! Great upcycling.

Donna K said...

Are you KIDDING me, Myra?! These are absolutely amazing...what a great up cycle, beautiful in every way! The butterfly is my favorite incase you want to send one! :-) Hope your Easter was lovely.

Miwa said...

These are adorable and you are brilliant! :) Love them!

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Jesus gave the terms for pardon 33 A.D. after His death and resurrecting. (Mark 16:16) All the words of Jesus were Scripture.Jesus did not have to wait for canonization of the New Testament in order for His word to be authorized.

The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

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Matthew A.D. 70
Mark A.D. 55
Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
John A.D. 85
Acts A.D. 63
Romans A.D. 57
1 Corinthians A.D. 55
2 Corinthians A.D. 55
Galatians A.D. 50
Ephesians A.D. 60
Philippians A.D. 61
Colossians A. D. 60
1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
1 Timothy A.D. 64
2 Timothy A.D. 66
Titus A.D. 64
Philemon A.D. 64
Hebrews A.D. 70
James A.D. 50
1 Peter A.D. 64
2 Peter A.D. 66
1 John A.D. 90
2 John A.d. 90
3 John A.D. 90
Jude A.D. 65
Revelation A.D. 95

All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS AND MAN-MADE ORAL TRADITION WAS AND IS NOT SCRIPTURE.

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