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

  2. this is such an adorable basket!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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 :)

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

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

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