Nicole™ Crafts Wood Picnic Basket

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by Denise Bianco, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Wood Picnic Basket

Finally … some ants that won't ruin your picnic!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Paint wood picnic basket as shown, alternating between Snow (Titanium) White and True Red as you move across the sections. Let dry.
  • 3
    To create ant, glue together two 1/2 inch Black pom poms for head and center of body. Glue a 1 inch Black pom pom to end of body.
  • 4
    Glue two wiggle eyes to ant's head.
  • 5
    Cut a 2 inch piece of Black chenille stem. Fold stem in half and curl ends to create ant's antennae. Glue folded end into top of ant's head.
  • 6
    Cut two pieces of Black chenille stem that are 3 inch each. Fold in half to create ant's legs. Glue the folded end of the one set of ant's legs into area between ant's head and body. Glue the folded end of the second set of ant's legs into area between second and third pom pom.
  • 7
    Insert ant halfway into basket and glue in place.
  • 8
    Repeat steps 3 through 6 to create a second ant. Glue this second ant to top of basket lid as shown.
  • 9
    Cut an 8 inch piece of Red and White ribbon. Make a small bow and glue to basket handle.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts 4-1/2 inch Wood Picnic Basket Natural 4 Assorted 104456085
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 45 pc. 1 inch Black 104276853
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/2 inch Black 104276834
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 170 pc. 104233386
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm Black 30 pc. 104277463
  • Morex Special Dots Ribbon 3/8 inch x 4 yard White and Red 104194399
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 6 104618376
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Ruler