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Picture of Strawberry Basket to Snowflake

This is a really easy instructable, kids can do it, the materials are inexpensive, it doesn't take a long time, and you can recycle those strawberry baskets saved from this Summer.
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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The materials: scissors
                        strawberry basket
                        silver glitter
                        fine wire (thread, floss, is fine as well)
                        Krylon spray paint (I used 'Make it Pearl'- had it already) you can use white,
                                                silver, or any color you want- (that goes for the glitter too).

I thought glue might be needed somewhere along the line, but I used the wire instead, which is why the tube is blocked out and the wire is stuck on in the photo.

Step 2: Step2

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Cut out the bottom of the basket.

Step 3: Step 3

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Trim the bottom piece into a snowflaky shape.  The small box in the bottom left corner shows how to attach the wire to hang it with.  If you do that at this step, (I didn't!) the wire will get painted over and won't show.

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Place the future snowflake on a flat surface, in a well ventilated area.  Spray with the paint and quickly sprinkle glitter all over.  When this side is dry, flipit over and do the same on the other side.

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When it's all dry, you can hang it on your tree, put on a wreath, hang in a window, or anyplace else you might like to see some 'snow'.
sunshiine3 years ago
Very clever!
dismissie (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
thanks sunshine!
ChrysN4 years ago
Clever and pretty!
dismissie (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks ChrysN- sorry this reply is so late- hope your Holidays were full of snowflakes (not snowstorms!).
Very good idea. I believe I'm going to use it! Thanks!
dismissie (author)  mapplegate69774 years ago
thanks mapplegate- happy holidays!
EcoDonna4 years ago
Brilliant!!!!! We will be making these at reCREATE this weekend!
http://www.recreate.org
dismissie (author)  EcoDonna4 years ago
Thanks EcoDonna- glad those strawberry baskets have found a purpose for their little plastic lives!
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Genius! Genius genius genius.
dismissie (author)  scoochmaroo4 years ago
Thanks scoochmaroo- the idea has been in my head for ages, but it's taken the contests and fun stuff to finally get me motivated!