Eco-friendly craft: How to make a yogurt-cup basket for an Easter chick

Little spring-like baskets containing soft baby chicks look lovely scattered throughout the home during Easter. These baskets are versatile, however, so they don't have to be reserved just for that holiday. For a "Wizard of Oz"-themed party, place small stuffed dogs in the baskets to represent Toto. You could also fill the baskets with fake flower blossoms for a simple touch of spring or summer.
The size of the baskets makes them ideal for party favors. Fill them with jelly beans for Easter, gold-wrapped chocolates for St. Patrick's Day or chocolate gelt for Hanukkah. Use pastel twine for the spring season or black or orange for a Halloween-party treat holder. If you don't want to place them on the coffee table or kitchen counter, hang them on a ribbon from a removable wall hook.
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Materials
- Clean yogurt cup
- Multi-colored thin twine
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Scissors
- Sisal twine, 1/2 inch wide
- Fake straw
- Small stuffed chick
Instructions
1. Dab glue on the outside of the yogurt cup's rim. Attach one end of the colored twine to the glue.
2. Continue to glue and wrap the twine around the entire cup until the outside is completely covered. Cut off excess twine.
3. Cut off 6 to 8 inches of sisal twine. Dab glue on the inside of the cup, below the lip. Press one end of the twine into it.
4. Dab glue on the opposite side and press the other end of the twine into it.
5. Add straw and the chick to the cup once it's dry.
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