March 14, 2011

Peat Pot Easter Baskets...2 versions



This peat pot Easter basket project is both adult and kid-friendly.

When possible, I try and do crafts that the girls can be included in.

This project was loads of fun. Actually, it was rather addictive and I'll be doing a give-away in the near future with an extra peat pot Easter basket.

Supplies:

Peat pots (my local grocery chain sold them 8 to $1.49
Paint and brushes
Vintage clip art or stickers
Glue gun
Mod Podge (or white glue) and wide brush
White glitter
Pipe cleaners
Beads (optional)
Ribbon or trim (optional)
Silk flowers (optional)


Step 1. Paint the peat pot in a pastel color. This step is totally optional but Josie and I had fun painting our paints in egg robin blue and antique white.

Step 2. Allow the peat pot to dry (we put our pots in front of the fan to speed up the drying time). Cover your pot with stickers or use vintage Easter post cards or printables using white glue or Mod Podge. The blue bird with the pink Easter hat is from Free Pretty Things For You. She has such cute cute vintage images.

The blue bird carrying an envelop came from the Graphics Fairy (which is a great source for many of my craft projects). Other images featured in this post came from Miss Rhea's Free Clip Art on this post.

Step 3. I added another layer of Mod Podge to my graphic and then sprinkled fine white glitter over the entire peat pot.

Step 4. Punch holes in the side of the pot using a hole punch and attach pipe cleaners to form a handle.

Josie strung beads onto her pipe cleaner handles.

I used vintage Christmas beads on my pipe cleaners.

Step 5. I added rick rack and ribbon onto our baskets with a glue gun but this step is optional.

Step 6. Fill your baskets with shredded paper and Easter goodies!

Happy Crafting!
XOXO

48 comments:

Jboo said...

Oh my -- those are adorable! Your girls look so sweet and focused!

Hope you all have a great week!

Janet

Courtney said...

So cute, it looks like you have been busy this weekend. Happy Monday!

Amy said...

They are so cute! I am homeschooling 3 of my kids right now so this would be a great Easter craft for them to do! Thanks!

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a fun project to do with kids! I love them all! I think I'm going to pick some up for my boys to do. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanine

Lee said...

So cute! almost makes me want little ones around to do crafts with! I wonder Bob might like to....loll
Do you get the magazine 'Country Living'? there are some very cute Easter crafts this month...the nests are just adorable!
I will see your delightful mother today. Always have fun with her! Have a great day!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Kim! These are just the cutest Easter baskets ever!!!! I love the addition of the vintage Christmas ornaments to the handle, how fun! And the colors and graphics are perfect! Any project that involves Mod Podge, glitter, and the Graphics Fairy, and I'm in! Thanks for the great tutorial:) Btw, did you get your peat pots at Meijer?

Cindy said...

Yep...I am borrowing this idea from you too! I bought some peat pots last week just to see what you would come up with! Thanks for the tips on the graphics. And thanks to you Tori and I will be making these and some decoupage eggs for the cousins at Easter. My mom did make my brothers and me eggs like that, and she does display them. I will take a pic when she puts them out next week.

Yes, my heart is heavy for all those people in Japan...It made me hug both my children and husband a little tighter all weekend. I finally just had to pull myself away from the T.V.

What a beautiful Asian-themed pincushion. That is an incredible find, for sure!

Have a great week!
Cindy

Amanda said...

I just love these! Nicely done! Your girls look like they are enjoying the crafting too...a memory they'll treasure forever, I'm sure! I am on the lookout for Peat Pots...will try the grocer!
Thanks for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

DANA said...

I found this post through Making the World Cuter and wanted to say how much I like it! I would also love for you to link up with me at Saturday Mornings if you haven't been by yet! Everyone is welcome and prizes are awarded monthly to those who join in! Here is the link if you want to "Strut Your Stuff!"

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/strut-your-stuff-for-march-link-up_12.html

Pam said...

As many times as I have bought those type of baskets at craft shows and gift shops, I NEVER knew they were made from peat pots. Now I can make my own. Very cute!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Those are so pretty!!! I love them!

I'd love to have you come link up at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! Stop by and check it out!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-2-part-2.html

Theresa said...

These are so sweet, and your it looks like everyone had fun making them! xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are so cute! What a great project. I'm going to do this with my grandchildren! Thank you for all of this lovely inspiration. Your girls are so pretty. laurie

Mike and Barb said...

I love your choice of Easter chocolates :-)))))
Barb

Heather said...

These are adorable, and what a great use for those little pots!!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Thanks for linking up to For the Kids Fridays at SunScholars.blogspot.com. I hope to have you join us again this Friday!

Jodee said...

Wow! You gals have been busy! Cute baskets!

Bitterbetty said...

This is such a clever idea. Easy and pretty!

very merry vintage style said...

These are adorable crafts! I'm having a link party on Wednesday and would love to have you add them. I have great memories of crafting with my girls when they were younger--really enjoyed this post.
Mary

Anonymous said...

Once again your creativity shines!! I will make some of these Easter crafts for my family. Thank you so much for sharing!! MDS NJ

Audrey Pettit said...

Totally adorable! And how fabulous that this is so kid friendly, too. Love these!
Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Following from Rook NO 17.

Love this idea. Your blog is fabulous!

Kerri

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Coming by via the Graphics Fairy.

Your pots are completly adorable!

I am currently taking sighups for a spring swap and soon will be having an Easter craft linky party.

Stop by my blog for details.

Be blessed!

JunqueMagnet said...

How funny that just this afternoon I was painting and tinseling up my own Easter peat pots.Great minds...These look terrific.

Joanna B said...

Cutest little things ever! What a great idea!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

AMAZING IDEA. This is a fabulous craft for kids of all ages. I am putting this on my to-do list right now, I have to get some peat pots.

abeachcottage said...

Those Easter baskets are adorable, just so cute and a great way to spend time with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

SO cute! My daughter would LOVE to do these! Thanks so much for linking up!!

Shore Girl said...

Those are so cute --- I love Graphics Fairy images --- you used one of my favorite ones!

very merry vintage style said...

Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love Link Party!
Mary

Vicki said...

This is a great family project. Love the images you used.

poindextr said...

they are beyond adorable. Excellent little project! Love it :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Kim, by far and away the STANDOUT project linked up on A Little Birdie Told Me" this week. I can't wait to make some with my girls!!!

radn said...

Loved the vintage images you used! The girls seem so involved in the project!

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Mary@redo101.blogspot.com said...

Love the vintage pics, the Easter baskets are just precious.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely darling~ what sweet little baskets! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Those are just adorable Kim! My daughter would absolutely love making these and this is a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So niftyneat & adorable!! Glad to be a new follower. :) So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

Drop by The Tattered Tag

My Vintage Mending said...

Of course..beads on the chenille stem. Honestly it's genius. So cute.

alison said...

such a cute and crafty idea...i bet your girls loved making these...and the images you chose for decoupage are so sweet...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Friday! I'll be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Cute!

NC said...

These are so adorable! I saw them on Scrap Scene - thanks for sharing them! I am inspired! :)

LaurieStar said...

Oops! Just posted above as my son and not myself! Sorry! It was me saying:
"These are so adorable! I saw them on Scrap Scene - thanks for sharing them! I am inspired! :)"
Ha!

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Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Hi Kim. These are so so cute. I had just bought some to make a baskets and I love you ideas. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by and visit me too.

Hugs...Tracy :)