Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Carrot Basket

I has so much fun making this basket!
I think it could be left out all Spring depending on what you tuck inside.

I started off with one of these Pretty Pots which has such a cute design.  I thought it looked like a nice place for a giant cup cake when I first saw it but it's really so versatile it could be used for many different designs.

The first thing I did was to color each section with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.

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I then dabbed on a bit of green Distress Stain at the top of each curve.

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Next, I added a few dirt lines using a brown Gelato stick to each section of the basket and gave it a light rub with my fingertip to soften the look a bit.

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I also added a Gelato "dirt line" around the entire bottom of the pot and again smudged it to soften it a bit.

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I then cut 6 strips of green cardstock approx. 2.5x3" and cut the strip into long fringes.

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I tightly rolled each strip of fringe up and secured the ends with a glue dot (I started out stapling it but I poked myself in the finger a time or two).

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After the roll has been secured, begin rolling each bit of the fringe over a pencil - some tighter than others to create a nice tuft of green.

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I attached each tuft behind the green area of the basket sections using glue dots to resemble carrot tops!

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Now all that is left is the filling....

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What would you fill it with?!?!?
Me - I'd go for Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and Jelly Belly jellybeans!


  1. a huge Easter bunny sticking out the top would be perfect!

  2. You are so creative, love it! I would definitely have to fill it with brightly colored jellybeans or malted milk ball Robin Eggs (my personal favorite,yum). :)


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