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.
I then dabbed on a bit of green Distress Stain at the top of each curve.
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.
I also added a Gelato "dirt line" around the entire bottom of the pot and again smudged it to soften it a bit.
I then cut 6 strips of green cardstock approx. 2.5x3" and cut the strip into long fringes.
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).
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.
I attached each tuft behind the green area of the basket sections using glue dots to resemble carrot tops!
Now all that is left is the filling....
What would you fill it with?!?!?
Me - I'd go for Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and Jelly Belly jellybeans!