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Candy Colored Challenge Inspiration

Welcome to the May Arts blog.  The Ribbon Lady challenged us with a Candy Colored Inspiration photo and some yummy May Arts ribbon to match. 

Who knows candy colors better than the Easter bunny?  I decided to use the challenge ribbon allotment to create 3 projects that are quick and easy and that used up every bit of the ribbon.

First up is my thrifty Easter basket.  I nearly fell over when I saw the prices of real wicker baskets so I headed to my local thrift store where I found this sweet little basket for under a $1.

A coat of paint and these May Arts Ribbons were all it took to take this dark basket to bright and happy.

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I gave it a coat of white primer and white spray paint, then wove the Candy Colored ribbons through the wicker and tied them in a simple square knot.   I gathered the Hot Pink Grosgrain on the sewing machine then hot glued it to the basket prior to tying the knot.

I love the transformation from dark to bright and happy! 

Next, I decided to wrap some plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and chocolate eggs and tie them up with the candy colored ribbons.

Who wouldn’t want to eat these eggs?


  • Clear plastic egg carton
  • May Arts Ribbons
  • Stamps – Papertrey Ink

Finally, I used the very last of the ribbons to make a quick card to complete my little Easter gift.


  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Stamps – Rubbernecker Stamps

Thanks for visiting the May Arts blog!  We hope we’ve inspired you today!

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs


  1. Dorina D

    Thanks for sharing such a fun project.

  2. jen shears

    What a great use of all those yummy ribbons! And a FAB gift!

  3. scrappymo

    Great job…love the bright, eastery colours!

  4. sue wisniewski

    very creative basket
    stamping sue

  5. Mel McCarthy

    Scumptious colours! What a difference in the basket before & after. And all that gorgeous ribbon makes me want to eat jelly candies.

  6. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful job on these projects!  I do love all the happy, springy colors!

  7. Chris R

    Those are all awesome!  Your basket sure did turn out so pretty. 

  8. Lyn Gill

    So cute, brigh,t cheery & Eastery!

  9. Christina

    Love that basket!  I don't care what anyone says.  Thrift stores are the best for awesome crafty deals.  Those ribbons are gorgeous and what you did with them is so pretty and inspiring.

  10. Leah

    bright and cheery!  love these, Charlene!


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