I am fortunate to work at a school who values everyone's contribution to making the school a success. Each year at Thanksgiving, different departments are assigned a custodian to make a Turkey Toss Basket for. We bring traditional Thanksgiving food items and anything else we want to make our basket the best of the competition. For my department, I volunteer my crafty services to put our basket togther. Here is a picture of my creation this year.
Here's how I put the basket together. I bought a large utility tub from Lowes. I cut the word "Drinks" out of outdoor vinyl in maroon and gold which are our school colors. I used my Cricut and the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge for the fonts and to cut the vinyl.
Once I applied the vinyl (this was my first time double layering vinyl - I need some more practice! : ), I stuffed the bottom of the tub with newspaper to build it up. I then laid a piece of orange burlap on top of the newspaper. Then, I layered in the food and household items. I took a plush fall garland and wrapped it around the rim of the basket.
To take our basket to the next level and keep the whole family involved, I made a "Bucket of Fun" for the kids. It included some coloring books, a few toys and supplies to make Thanksgiving cupcakes. I decorated the bucket with text messages and speech bubbles from the Smiley Cards Cartridge. I then cut "bucket of fun" from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cart Art Cartridge.
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