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Friday, February 23, 2018

DIY bike basket liner

Bike baskets are practical and add that vintage style to your ride. My bike didn't come with a basket, so I bought one at my local bike shop. I decided to brightened the plain wicker with a coat of white spray paint and a DIY basket liner. 
diy bike basket liner made with recycled tank top
I love up-cycling old clothes, and it turns out tank tops are perfect for making bike basket liners.  
Cut straight across below the arm pit of a tank top, turn inside out, machine stitch across where you cut to close the end. Then stitch in some elastic around the inside of the opening (which is the bottom of the tank top).
diy striped basket liner made with up-cycled tank top

Happy trails!
bike basket up cycle fabric liner by Sew Sweet Vintage
bike basket up cycle by Sew Sweet Vintage
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gluten free peanut butter cups

home made peanut butter cups
Home made peanut butter cups are easy to make for Easter. You can even make them gluten, soy & dairy free with semi sweet chocolate chips by Enjoy Life.

1 bag of chocolate morsels-I used dairy free, soy free, and gluten free semi sweet mini chocolate chips. 
1/8 cup confectioners/powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
paper cupcake liners
9 space cup cake pan
1. melt chocolate-place chocolate in a covered microwave save dish and microwave 3mins, stop and stir each minute.
2. in a separate bowl, mix peanut butter, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
3. spoon hot chocolate into lined, cupcake pan papers.
4. spoon a bit of peanut butter mixture onto chocolate, and then spoon a bit more chocolate on top.
5. thump pan to even out chocolate.
6. cool in refrigerator and serve.

 Happy Easter!