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This challenge was difficult and I obviously missed my own deadline by a long shot! I had several ideas on how to use my items ... including turning the basket into a wig for my weekly photo challenge! But I finally decided to break my rule about "no more than $5.00" in order to get the project done. (Sorry girls!)
I started by using the glitter paper to line the bottom of the basket. Then I cut the string of party beads and hot glued them to the edge of the basket. It took a bit more than one strand. After that, I laid down a line of the glitter glue just under the inside edge of the basket as an accent.
I used the gold ribbon to tie a hand towel and washcloth together.
I used the glitter pipe cleaner to tie the toothbrush and toothpaste together.
I used half the white bias tape to tie the razor and shaving cream together.
Finally, I arranged all the toiletries in the basket, along with a bar of soap, some mouthwash, some shampoo, and some lotion.
I actually made two toiletry baskets - one for the guest room upstairs and another for the massage/meditation room downstairs. I had a spare basket from a gift Julie gave me for Christmas. I had enough glitter paper and beads and glitter glue for the basket edge. I added more gold ribbon from my stash. The only items I didn't use were a few beads, the purple paint, and the tissue paper. Don't be surprised if they show up in an upcoming challenge.