Monday, March 2, 2015

Simple Easter Treat Baskets

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for the
This month our challenge is 
"Go Green" meaning create a Gardening/Botanical theme
with an up-cycling twist!
Use an "up-cycle" item in our project!

Each Design Team member will have a tutorial on their project.
YOU, can participate in the challenge using any Crafty Secrets product.
We have lots of free digitals to choose from
and you can win the top prize by random draw, but everyone is a winner!
You don't even have to follow our theme, it can be any project you want,
just be sure to use a Crafty secrets product!

Let's get started!
My tutorial is a very fun and easy one.
How to transfer one of the Crafty Secrets digitals to a peat pot.
I don't know about you, but I have a real love for those little pots!

First you will need to paint your pots, I chose to work with 3 colors, Lemon Custard, Vintage White and Orchard.

Set your pots aside to dry, it doesn't take long at all.

While they are drying you can print your digitals.
Print your digitals on plain copy paper.
If there is writing on the design, you will want to "invert" or "reverse" your print.
You can see by the photo below, that the word mother is backwards, 
that is what you want.

Cut your images out, nothing fancy, 
I just cut around the birds, leaves and such.
I just didn't want straight lines.

Decide which image is going on what pot, 
then apply a good amount of "Modge Podge"
to the FRONT of the image (the print side).

Lay your image on your pot face down, 
press down, and work all the bubbles out.
If you need a bit more modge podge around the edges, go a head and apply it,
it won't hurt anything.

The next step is probably the most important.
Let them totally dry, overnight is best!

I don't show this next part , as I assume you all know what a sponge
or wet cloth looks!
Take a damp sponge or cloth and apply to the image, get it nice and wet,
gently start to rub the paper off, you should start seeing the image appear...
just like magic!

Once all the paper is off, apply another coat of modge podge and let dry completley

Then just decorate as you would like.
I added chenille stem handles which I glued paper fringe over,
and also glued paper fringe around the top edge.

That's it...very easy, the longest it takes is to be patient and let them dry!

Take a peek over at the Crafty Secrets blog and see all the creative project
my teammates have created.....visit each blog for a tutorial of their creations!

Design Team Members:

We have wonderful guest designer this month
Karen Letchworth

Did you know Crafty Secrets is going ALL digital?
That means there is a HUGE warehouse sale going on for all non-digital products!

You will be seeing me use several of these non-digital items this month!!

Entering the following challenges:
ABC Challenge .... "E" is for Exceptionally Cute
Altered Eclectics March .... Anything Goes
Recycle~Repurpose~Re-Invent .... Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit .... March Challenge
Not Just Cards .... Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks .... Anything Goes


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You never fail to knock my socks off, Diane! This is such a wonderful project and a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much ...I just love those little peat pots!!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! These are so beautiful!! You are so talented and have wonderful ideas!

Beth Brovold said...

WOW Diane!! What a fabulous idea and tutorial...I'd so love to try this!! Absolutely gorgeous baskets!!
Take care,

Unknown said...

These are adorable! And now I'm itching to use the transfer technique you demonstrated! Love it!

Darlene said...

These are just darling! I LOVE THEM! I have never tried this technique but guess what ... I am now! LOL! Thanks for all the details ... beautiful and so springy! Awesome job!

Sharon said...

A fabulous tutorial and the results are gorgeous Diane.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Elizabeth said...

These pots are wonderful Diane. I did decoupage once at a workshop and bought all the stuff needed but can you believe I haven't tried it since. Your results are gorgeous and I will be doing a decoupage item soon. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely stunning!! I love the pots!! You decorated them so beautifully!! The paper handles look amazing!! Love, love these my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Oh my Diane - I am in love with how you did the image transfer on your these painted pots! It looks so great with the paint color showing through as the images all blend in so nicely. I did this ages ago on wood and now you have inspired me to try it again and have my head spinning with ideas!

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and photos

Shantaie said...

Oh I love these baskets so much! the colors, the sweet images, and that paper fringe is to die for!!! you can SEND ME any of the ones you don't like! :)

Leslie Miller said...

No way! I've never seen anything like this and the technique is fantastic! Unbelievable. Who knew? These are the most darling pretty little things, Diane! LOVE them! said...

Diane Your Easter baskets are delightful. I'm sure you will have a hard time keeping them!
Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

Sue said...

These are stunning. Such a great idea and so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

The Paper Toile said...

Oh, love! These are for all ages. Thank you for the inspiration!

Kristi said...

Oh these are so sweet! Love the vintage look to them.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love your project! gave me some ideas!

AndreaNorris said...

Wow I'm impressed these are gorgeous - thanks for sharing your tutorial. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week and good luck
Andrea x

My Side of Oz said...

Would have never thought to paint these! And they turned out lovely with the decals! Awesome project! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

Michele said...

i saw your link at the doodle artifact recycle re purpose blog. this is a fantastic project and it is beautifully done! xo from michele

Nana said...

Absolutely stunning baskets. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Pam said...

What lovely baskets!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow,these are soooo beautiful,a wonderful Spring creation

Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics and good luck
Big hugs
Donna DT xxx

Gloria Stengel said...

These turned out so sweet! It makes me think of the handmade baskets my mom used to make. You are so creative!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow how gorgeous are these and such lucky recipients. TFS over at RCS this month xx

Rocky said...

Wow, who knew a peat pot could look so good! Thank you for sharing such a great idea with us at Altered eclectics.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Beautiful Diane and thanks such a great Spring project. I haven't made any of these in quite a while and you have inspired me to make them again. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. Our new challenge starts soon and sure hope you will join in our next one.

With smiles
Laine K
DT Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent

Ann said...

Super cute little baskets. Love how you used the sweet vintage images on them.

Lynne Mizera said...

You have created spring in a basket for me! Thank you for sharing your project with us over at Altered Eclectics!