So, while I'm vacuuming the cat and before Easter sneaks up on us, I wanted to replay one of my favorite spring craft posts from last year:
For Peat's Sake - April 2011
While perusing one of my favorite vintage/crafty blogs, Musings From Kim K., I ran across a post that showed how to turn peat pots into little Easter decorative baskets.
All of a sudden a light bulb came on in my head. I had seen things like this at gift shops and antique stores, but had no idea they were made with good old peat pots.
I found mine at the local grocery store, but I have seen them at Home Depot, Lowes and Big Lots too. Just about anywhere that sells gardening goods.
I did a couple versions of the little baskets just to show the versatility of what you can do with them.
A little bit country (image used was from Vintage Holiday Crafts)
a little bit
and a little bit cottage-esque (image used was from who knows where - I've had it for years saved on my computer)
I'm sure I could have been a little more creative on these, using buttons, flowers or lace to bling them up a bit, but since I'm not a normally super crafty gal, I thought it better to stop when I was ahead on these.
Do you ever do that? Make a craft that is OK, then you start messing with it and before you know it it is in the trashcan. Then I won't show you the Mod Podged sheet music one that is currently buried beneath coffee grounds and banana peels.
I thought I'd get a little wild on the handles though, so for this one I used wire that I had wrapped about a pencil to make a springy handle.
This handle is a tea dyed bumpy chenille stem.
And on this one I thought a tinsel stem that I had left over from Christmas was a good fit (matches well with the snowy glitter).
Now I just have to buy some Cadbury eggs to fill them up.
Go on over to Kim's blog and check out her post with a easy to follow tutorial HERE.
Linking with Centsational Girl's Spring Link Party, Funky Junk Interiors' Saturday Nite Special and Eclectically Vintage's It's A Cinch Party.