Thursday, March 5, 2009

PROJECT FRIDAY!

Welcome to my first "Project Friday". Our host for this fun weekly event is Rose at Sugar Plum Cottage, http://sugarplumcottage.blogspot.com/ . Vist her to check out her project and the list of all the participants. My "Friday Project" is : A Small Easter Basket Favor

The list of materials needed are as follows:
1. Peat Pots ( I found mine at the dollar store 16 peat pots for $1.00)
2. Acrylic Paints
3. Crepe Paper
4. Pipe cleaners
5. White Glue (Elmers)
6. Glue gun and glue sticks
7. Easter decals
8. Bamboo skewer or anything with a sharp point
First get the bamboo skewer and poke a hole on two opposite sides of peat pot. This is for the pipe cleaner handle.





Then you can paint your peat pot. Paint the bottom and the top rim also. Let dry before the next step.

Take your peat pot once it is completely dried and put in the pipe cleaner through the holes on each side and twist the ends up around the handle top.



Now you can glue your Easter decal using the white glue.

Next I used crepe paper from the role and just stitched up the middle of the crepe paper on my sewing machine on the longest stitch and it created little ruffles. You can pull the threads carefully if you want the ruffles to be a little tighter but be careful as it can easliy rip.


I then hot glued the ruffles to the inside of the peat pot. I matched the sewing edge of the crepe paper to the top edge of the peat pot inside and glued it just a bit down so the thread on the crepe paper would not show on the outside of peat pot.

You can then add embellishments such as ribbons and bows onto the little baskets. Then fill them with Easter grass and your choice of goodies.

Hope your liked my project and will give it a try.
Hugs :)
Irma











15 comments:

April said...

Those are just adorable. What a great Easter treat.
April

Sugarplum Cottage said...

So sweet, these would be great for a sunday school class, or as party favors. Who would of thought these are flower pots. Thank you so much Irma for participating. Hugs, Rosemarie

Rannyjean said...

Adorable! You won my giveaway from February at quiltingranny.blogspot. I would love to get this out to you tomorrow. Please, contact me.

KATHERINELLEN said...

Irma,
That's adorable....so inexpensive to make...great ideas...Thanks for sharing...Blessing..Katherinellen

Fifi Flowers said...

Cute favors for an Easter party!

Barb said...

It's great! Something fun to do with my granddaughters.

Barbara Jean

Farm Chick Paula said...

Irma, that is adorable! You did a great job on it!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I'm going to give your idea a whirl.
:)
Cathy

debbie said...

I LOVE THESE SO VERY MUCH....THEY ARE ADORABLE AND I CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE SOME. MY SISTER WILL LOVE THIS IDEA VERY MUCH AND THEY WOULD MAKE CUTE PLACE SETTINGS FOR EASTER MEAL.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Christine said...

Irma, I just love these little baskets! I can imagine all kinds of things made with these. You could even decoupage them!

Thanks for showing us how to do this!

Hugs!
Christine

Country Romantic said...

These are really adorable. This is a good idea for treats for the kids. Thanks for sharing! :)

Hugs & Blessings,

~Katherine~
CountryRomantic.blogspot.com

An Accomplished Woman said...

These are adorable. I need Easter baskets and I may just take on this project. I love how they look kind of vintage.

Nathalie Thompson said...

These are GENIUS! Peat pots? Why didn't I think of that? And what a great cheap source you have for them! Thanks for the lovely tutorial. :)

JudyBug said...

These are just the cutest things ever! You are so creative!

JudyBug

paintinpatti said...

This is an adorable Easter craft. I'm having fun looking around your site! yOu have GREAT pages!