I bought this wooden bushel basket the other day for my front porch. I had seen some much more expensive vintage ones on etsy that I loved ♥ ♥ ♥, but wasn't willing to pay the price for. The one thing the vintage ones had in common was a cool weathered label on them.
So why not make my own label?
If you Google "vintage fruit crate labels" you'll find a zillion image options you can pilfer. Normally I wouldn't condone stealing an image, but I did not want to buy an actual vintage label and then mess it all up. I figure it would be a shame if it has managed, against all odds, to last 49 years unharmed and then I come along and deface it. For front porch decor, nonetheless.
So I found a label I liked online and printed it out on my color printer. Then I crumpled the paper a little, threw it on the ground, stepped on it a few times and then strategically ripped some of the edges.
I used a spray adhesive that I bought at Hobby Lobby and glued it to the basket. BTW, I have found so many uses for this silly spray adhesive. It's like duct tape in a can for crafters.
I was going to try the old vinegar and steel wool trick that I have seen all over Pinterest to age the basket a little. But I wasn't sure about putting vinegar on something I was going to put outside.
Would Chip and Dale think I was making a little wood salad for them?
So anyhow, I chickened out at the last second and left it as is. Give it a month of sitting on the porch and it will age itself the old fashioned way.
Can you believe that it is the end of September and I am still working on my front porch decorations!!! Yikes, I need to just finish it up already before Christmas comes along.
Linking with Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors, Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday and Stone Gable's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits.
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