Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Spring Nature Basket

I had to laugh when I read a comment from my friend, Judy, on this basket that I found and was thinking of keeping.  She wasn’t liking the “crown” for our “throne”!

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But since I really like the basket, I wanted to find some way to use it.  While visiting my friend Kristen’s blog at Kristen’s Creations, I saw a tiered basket she did for Spring that was inspired by one she saw on Pinterest. 

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This, in turn, inspired me!  Although this basket is not tiered, I thought it might be the perfect size to do something similar and put on the corner of our kitchen counter.  I was testing out things here and wound up not using the terracotta pot as a riser.

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I gathered up a bunch of things that I had on hand.  A rinsed out single serve rice container {I keep these for using with Mod Podge and craft paint}, a dollar store glass candle holder {instead of the terracotta pot}, some moss, burlap garland and some seam binding.

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And started to pull it together to get a look I liked.  My little bunnies are actually salt and pepper shakers that I forgot I still had wrapped up and in a box.

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I used two different mosses on this project ~ reindeer and Spanish {cause that’s what I had}.  I also pulled out some burlap garland I picked up when I did my frame wreath and incorporated that into the mix, too.

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Tied some seam binding bows around the bunnies to make them look handsome and added some to the sides of the basket as well.

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I intertwined the burlap in between the basket and cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the bottom {so the moss wouldn’t fall through}.  The burlap also helps keep the moss in place within the basket.

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So, what do you think?  I think my friend, Judy, will like this use much better and, frankly, so do I!

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Linking up with

Wild About Mother Nature at Grits and Glamour

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

The Bunny Blog Hop at DIY by Design

32 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks adorable Kathy. Love the layers and the burlap bow!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Perfect!!! The bunnies look right at home :)

xoxo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Yes--I so like that better too!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

Wow! Now it's a showstopper. I love it.

Dee

Kristens Creations said...

How cute Kathy! I'm glad you were inspired by the wire stand. That's why I love Pinterest and blogging so much...there are so many great ideas!
Love the little bunnies you used...

Have a great day! Kristen

Karena said...

Kathy so adorable and of course very creative!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
The 2012 Artist Series

Okio B Designs said...

Judy was right! I like this much better. Such a pretty centerpiece for Easter! Love those bunnies!

J

Sonia said...

Oh I love your wire baskets all decorated for Easter...those bunnies are so sweet! Gorgeous tier stand!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Oh, Kathy, it is just darling! I love how you stacked the pots and made it so Easter-y.

NanaDiana said...

I love it- MUCH better than as a "Crown" in the bathroom!;>) It is really, really sweet- xo Diana

fixitfaerie said...

This is so cute. And much better usage of the basket.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yep!..That's what friends are for...they tell you when things are just beautiful and when they not so great...You turned the wire basket into a real gem of a centerpiece..you made "lemonade"...

Cindy said...

So cute! Love it! And I love that you used what you had on hand. That's what I always do, I will do anything to avoid making a special shopping trip for those kinds of things.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very cute!

Marisa said...

That looks so good and the bunnies are so cute.

Marie Arden said...

Loved the burlap bow and the bunnies look right at home.

Gail said...

That is so cute Kathy! You did a great job. I love the burlap bow and the cute little bunnies. You're all ready for Easter now. Enjoy your evening, Gail

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It's really cute! I love the burlap bow, and the bunnies are adorable. When you are ready to change it up again, you could always sneak it back in the bathroom with the bow- no more crown look. :)

Judy said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Much better than it's original location too. I think the burlap bow is the perfect touch.

Jodie said...

Your bunnies are adorable. Love the color choice! Purple is my color.

Olive Cooper said...

Sweet bunnies and bow.

Kelly said...

That is a very cute display for Easter. That was pretty clever how you came up with that too.

chateau chic said...

Your basket is sooo cute. Much more charming than the toilet paper holder. :-)
Mary Alice

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is adorable! What an amazing idea! I love the bunnies with the burlap bow! Your basket looks wonderful and ready for Easter!

Judy said...

That is a precious, million dollar looking decorator piece! I love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the way it turned out, Kathy. The burlap bow is a nice touch.

Angela said...

What you can do to a plain basket!
I love your cute display and those bunnies are super sweet.
Hugs,
Angela.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Kathy!! Super super cute!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Your friend is very witty; I of course saw that nuance only after she did...funny. Love your end result, and the burlap bow makes all the difference. Those bunnies are darling. Separating them is perfect, as the natural temptation would be to keep them together. Love it, Kathy. I got some inspiration for a piece I have! :) ~Zuni

Mimi said...

Very sweet basket. Love the burlap bow.

Judy said...

You know I just love this post. Thanks for sharing it at the Bunny Blog Hop!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Precious!!! :)

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