Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Basket Upcycle

I'm behind in a lot things. The list is long. It includes Easter decorating and this weekend I was telling a customer at the show (as she bought one of my Junque Peat Pot Easter baskets - YEAH!) how this will be the second year that I've failed to get the Easter decor out. She ever so gently reminded me that there was still a week left so why not do some decorating.

Great advice and now I don't have the "I've got these decorations but I'm not using them" guilt or the "Oh my I forgot how much the kids love getting this out" guilt!

This basket started life like this (well actually it started life in an awful gold paint color when I brought it home from the thrift store):
I scanned a couple of vintage Easter postcards for images. Added a bit of glitter for highlight (yes, ANY excuse to add the glitter) and a bit of tinsel around the handle.
This wall basket got a new lease on life.
And she's quite happy to be back on display rather than languishing in a box in the basement for another year!

Linking to:
Treasures and Transformations
Share the Love Wednesday


Roselle said...

Very creative! Cute idea and now you don't have any more guilt!

very merry vintage style said...

Looks really pretty--love the shiny garland and the vintage images! Thanks for linking this great post up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

nice transformation, and yes, I think any little bit of decor makes us feel like we at least got something out this year! (I think this is the first year in two years for me too!) thanks for linking up!

dogsmom said...

Very nice. I know, even with easter coming late this year, I just have not gone all out. Still does not feel like spring to me.