Bonjour Mes Amis!
Like many of you, I love creating with peat pots! Isn't it amazing how something so humble looking can be so full of crafting potential?
I picked up a pack of peat pots
(try saying that three times fast!!)
last week, and had fun coming up with these.
As with many of my projects, I often don't have a set plan of exactly how the end piece will look. I just pull out items from my stash and get to work. Things usually have a way of coming together, and with any luck end up better than I think they will!
For these little cuties, I started by painting the pots creamy white.
I found some wonderful Frenchy graphics over at the Graphics Fairy and added them to the front of each pot.
Pretty creamy cotton lace looked perfect around the rims, I think. I grabbed my stash of buttons, and found these vintage Mother of Pearl buttons, which I added as well.
My favorite part of the baskets are the sweet handles!
Earlier this winter I had bought some gorgeous wired garland with pretty silk and velvet flowers. While I wasn't exactly sure what I would do with it, I knew that it was full of crafting potential! So I had a bit of a brain storm, and used a bit to fashion cute little handles!
I'm so happy with the way my baskets turned out, and had so much fun creating them!
I've put them in my Etsy shop, but you can be sure that I'm going to make some for myself to keep!
Initially I was going to fill the baskets with little bits of this and that, but decided to just add a bunch of crinkled shredded brown kraft paper. That way, the recipients can add their own treats or treasures. I think they would be so pretty as party favors, or favors at bridal or baby showers!
And of course they would be wonderful filled with jelly beans or little chocolate eggs for Easter!
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope I have inspired you a bit!
Have a great day!