So you remember Part 1, right? And I bet you are totally antsy for Part 2!!! Hmm...no matter, I do what I want!
Step 1: Get some fancy paper! I chose Martha Stewart's funness from Michael's. 5 designs in all! They had a great nature themed pack, but alas, I waited too long & they sold out. CURSES!
Step 2: Use the HUGE mass of sticks Mom collected, and break them down to a decent size.
Step 3: Get some twine (oh but first, go through every piece of yarn/twine/string that you possibly can, just to get the JUST right size and look. Then go back to your first choice.)
Step 4: BIND! I ended up punching 2 holes (top & bottom) then looping the twine through and tying the sticks to the outside. Inside looked like this. And of course, plus booze made it go faster.
Step 5: Get a pretty basket and filler up!
P.S. Pictures all swiped from our post on the Labor of Love blog (Really, I heartily suggest them. Awesome awesome people!!!)