The box contained the following items: recycled berry boxes and wooden utensils
Let the brainstorming begin! What could I make with these two fun items? For those of you who live in Minnesota, you know that the winter weather is still in full force. All I am waiting for is spring to hit! With spring in mind, I decided to use the berry boxes and utensils for an exciting kid's picnic.
First thing is to making these utensils pop! Ombre is very popular right now and this is an easy tutorial on how to add a little pizazz to the wooden utensils.
Materials needed for ombre utensils:
- Wood utensils
- Paint brush
- Masking Tape (or painters tape)
- Two colors of your choice (try and stick to the same color family... I chose red and light pink)
Step 1: Use the masking tape and mark off the handle for where you will be painting.
Step 2: Pour out the paint for the two colors you have selected (make sure to leave a little space between the two colors...you will see below why we did this).
Step 3: Paint one end of the utensil with the lighter color and the other end with the darker color. Leave the middle section unpainted.
Step 4: Combine your two colors until you get the desired hue. Use this mixture to paint the middle section of the utensil.
It is picnic time! Using leftover fabric for my basket liners, I wrapped up a few PB & J sandwiches, some goldfish and veggies to fill my berry boxes. Using mod podge and glitter, I made initial tags to personalize the picnic basket for each child attending.
The possibilities are endless for what you can create with berry boxes. Check out Suburban Events on Pinterest for other berry box ideas!