February 24, 2013

Peat Pots Take Three

Last week was a doozy around here. Husband had that respiratory crud that was going around. Son had some wacky stomach virus. I tried to not get either. Knock on wood, I think I escaped unscathed.

But this girl is exhausted, so enjoy a replay of a post from 2011 to get you in a happy, springy, crafty mood.

FOR PEAT'S SAKE - SPRING 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 rock 'n roll Pottery Barn-ish (image used was from The Graphics Fairy)


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.



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18 comments:

  1. Pam, I just love them! I have some that of course I did not make. But yours are adorable!

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  2. Cute decoration. I will have to pin it to remember it.

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  3. Pam, you have to remember how forgetful we're all getting in our old age. You could have posted this without letting on that it was from last year, and we'd be none the wiser! Anywho, your peat pot Easter baskets are adorable. I haven't even taken down the Valentine's Day stuff yet!

    I hope you stay healthy!

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  4. These are pretty cute. Love the one with the hare! So glad you didn't get sick. I've been trying so hard not to catch anything. So far so good...

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  5. Very sweet Pam! Love the glittery kitty one. I too have a difficult time knowing when to stop! I've done a similar basket craft using egg cartons but I think I'm gonna have to pick up some peat cups and try this.

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  6. Those are SOOOO cute, Pam. You are way ahead of me- I haven't dragged out the first Easter thing yet this year. Your peat pots turned out great- xo Diana

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  7. I love peat pot pretties...haven't made any for quite awhile! Love yours! My husband was sick the last week and a half with that crud, too, but luckily I've missed it so far!

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  8. Love your graphics! Love the springy handle! I hope the germ fairy has left your home!!!

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  9. Oh my word, these are so cute, I don't remember then. So clever and fun. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Pam, they are darling. I stop while I am ahead by not crating at all.I hope your two guys are better. olive

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  11. Pam,
    Thank you for sharing these cuties at my party...my fav is that cute bunny (as you said PB style). I have some pots...so I must get busy.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. So cute! Would you believe I looked at peat pots today trying to think of something to do with them besides planting seeds. You're so creative.

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  13. Cute, cute, cute and worth a second time around. Love the sweet graphics and clever little handles, especially the coiled wire.
    Hope everyone is feeling better and you stay healthy.

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  14. So, so cute and it look really easy too!!

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  15. Fabulous - what a great idea!!!! Hope the flu is over for the season. Stop by the enchanted oven for some baking fun.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  16. I remember how darling this was first time around! Still darling! Stay well!

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  17. Oh my word! I too, never put 2 and 2 together to figure out these were made with peat pots! great idea, and yours are so cute! I'm pinning this for sure! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  18. Your peat pots are awesome!!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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