May Day Basket

Mar 27, 2010

This basket can be used as Easter decor in your home or given to a friend or neighbor filled with tummy treats.  You could also use this as a May Day Basket… One fun May Day tradition is to hang a basket full of spring flowers or other small gift on your neighbor’s doorknob. Just make sure you don’t get caught because if you do you will have to kiss them.

Supplies Used: Peat Pot (Garden Section at Lowe’s), Maya Mist – Brown, Prima Hydrangea Blossoms, Self Adhesive Rhinetsons ($1 Section at Michaels), Bethany Lowe Designs All Seasons Festooning Garland, Pale Pink Seam Binding, Creamy Brown Ink, White Chenille Stem, Fabri-Tac

Tools Needed: Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Mist entire peat pot using Maya Mist – Brown, let dry.
  2. Attach to the top edge of the peat pot a piece of Festooning Garland using a strong liquid adhesive.
  3. Using a strong liquid adhesive attach Prima Hydrangea blossoms around the entire outer area of the peat pot, let dry.
  4. Accent the center of each blossom with a self adhesive rhinestone.
  5. Lightly distress the tissue garland and blossoms using Creamy Brown ink.
  6. To create the handle wrap a white chenille stem with pale pink seam binding. Using a strong liquid adhesive attach the handle to the upper inside portion of the peat pot.
  7. Create a bow out of the pink seam binding and attach to one side of the handle making sure to use a strong liquid adhesive.
  8. Fill basket with shredded book pages, fill with glittered eggs.

As I look at the photos I do believe I am going to add a book page butterfly to the center of the bow. I think that will look nice and finish the project off completely.

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  • http://homesclscrapper.blogspot.com Nancy

    Thanks so much for the adorable idea. Think I might just have to make this with my daughters.

  • Linda Cain

    this is so cute! love it!

  • betty

    Thanks for the great ideas! I really appreciate the links for supplies–the Vintage Image Craft site is awesome! Thanks again for the wonderful vintage Easter ideas.

  • Mary Anne Meier

    Too cute…I made my six vintage Easter frames from the kit I purchased from you last month…LOVED them…great instructions and supplies…and a fabulous completed project…even with me making them!!!!
    One question…do you recommend a particular brand of strong liquid adhesive?
    Thanks for all the great Easter ideas, and for the Vintage Image Craft site…

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