It's time for the 1st of Heather's monthly challenges at MY ARTISTIC ADVENTURES ! Make sure you check out what Heather, Helene, Carol and Shea are doing for this challenge - I am working with such a creative group the ideas just keep coming!
Have you been to Heather's Etsy shoppe? Run over there and check out the goodies! It's a great place to shake out those "crafty voices" you are hearing!
I love crafting holiday projects and chose "Easter" as the theme to go with. I had to do a "spring twist" on the Christmas themed peat pots I have started doing. Vintage of course! You might notice that I get onto doing a particular project and twist it every way possible until the next project captures my imagination. And as luck has it the Vintage Dragonfly Easter swap is altered peat pot baskets, so my little bit of fun already has a home.
I used Heather's Vintage Easter Eggs to create the main focus in my basket. Each egg is double sided, I stuffed them with a tiny bit of cotton batting for dimension. I used Glossy Accents Crackle and Distress Ink to age them and Stickles around the edges for more sparkle.
The base is a 3" peat pot which I painted with white gesso as my first step. Make sure you let it dry, the peat pot will be doing the job it is supposed to do and sucking up the moisture LOL I cut an embroidered doily apart for the next layer. I used DST (double sided tape) to adhere the doily and ribbons. At the bottom are two layers of trim; ruffled gingham topped with a pansy trim. Next I punched the holes on each side (Crop A Dile) for the handle which is two chenille stems twisted together. I trimmed the top edge of the pot with some mini purple tinsel garland (E6000 glue) for a little bit of sparkle to show through the crocheted doily which I then lined the pot with.
I have stuffed my basket with white waxy paper grass (more like the Easter grass from my childhood) some tiny speckled eggs, a chenille chick and tiny flocked flowers. A satin ribbon bow finishes it off.