Sunday, March 30, 2014

Garden Bunny Basket

Hi everyone! First off I would like to welcome you to the Robin's Nest Garden Blog Hop! Second off please make sure to stop by each of the blogs and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow our FB page.  We are giving away a prize on each blog.  It is a $15 butterfly kit full of Robin's Nest butterfly products, perfect for the garden. :-)
Now I would like to share a quick project that is originally something that you would use to start plants in your garden with. When I went to Lowes I found two sizes of peat pots but I went with the larger size I figured it was the prefect size to alter and create an adorable basket.



I had very little Caribbean Blue acrylic paint leftover from another project so I mixed that paint with white and painted the peat pot. I let dry and then I used Antique Mod Podge to seal it.


I punched holes on either side of the pot and I run an iridescent pipe cleaner through each hole to make the handle. I adhered half of a doily and ric rac around the top of the pot. I created a banner and a rosette and glued on top of the doily. Next I fussy cut from the Vintage Easter Greetings  sheet a bunny. I punched a circle from the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock and adhered on top of the banner and rosette.


I cut four flowers from the Pink Glitter Cardstock using the Flower #3 die and I used green scraps of cardstock to cut the leaves out. I used a stylus to give the flower petals and leaves shape. Then I adhered together and added buttons, sequins and a Pearl Dew Drop (Crimson Mini Dew Drops). I glued it to the side of the handle.



That's a pretty easy project, huh??? Now all I have to do is add some more goodies. :-)



Supplies Used:
Caribbean Blue and White acrylic paint
5" Peat Pot
Iridescent pipe cleaner
Antique Mod Podge
Buttons
Sequin
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Ric Rac
Paper Doily
Sizzix: Rosette, Flower #3 and Stampin' Up Little Leaves
Circle Punch

If you have any questions about this project let me know.
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22 comments:

  1. I love this! Very nice project and it is put together beautifully! The colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing... loves-Scrappin Madge

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  2. this is such an adorable basket!

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  3. Love this - beautiful project and gorgeous spring colours.

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  4. super cute project.. so fun and bright and cute accents

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  5. I love everything about this basket, the colors, texture, chocolate. Well done, I'd love to wake up to this Easter morning.

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  6. This is such a cute basket!! You could gift it with a small herb for Easter! Great job!!

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  7. Very cute, and it matches your egg cartons! Sooo smart

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  8. So cute!! Love the Bunny Rabbit! This is a great way to do Easter baskets or even just because baskets!! Thanks for the inspiration!! I am a new blog follower! TFS!

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  9. I so LOVE this! Right up my alley! I think I'm going to make this for personal friends this Easter. Thanks for the Inspiration!

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  10. what a fun Easter basket!!! my girl would love to make that.

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  11. Oh, wow, this is adorable! What a fun basket.

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  12. Such a pretty basket! I am now a follower.

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  13. What a CUTE & FUN basket Tonya!!!

    SO CLEVER to use the peat pot too ... more ideas are spinning around in my head now => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  14. AT LAST I have worked out a way to follow you - I'm posting my comments using Google but I cannot follow you using Google, set up with Yahoo now and it all seems to be ok ... I hope!!!
    Looking forward to your next project :)

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  15. What a great idea using the Jiffy pots.I love this!

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  16. What a super way to make a Jiffy pot into something pleasing to look at.
    Great project.

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  17. Adorable idea! Love the bunny and medallion idea. It makes something so simple absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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