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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic Basket

I purchased a basket from a place called 'butters' which provides the big supermarkets with their flower arrangements and bouquets. 

What I used:

Weaves square basket
White paint
Off white lace
Large white paper tea rose
4 smaller white paper roses
wooden button
Brown and white raffier string
leaves sprig x 2
Pearl string

The basket I painted in white inside and out. I used small grain sandpaper to sand back some of the paint to make it duller, older and a bit battered.
I then stuck the lace around the bottom half of the basket using red sticky tape. To cover the join in the lace I used the large tea rose.
I tied the raffia string through the holes in the button and stuck the button to the middle of the rose.
I placed two smaller roses either side of the larger one.
I gently sanded the two leaf sprigs to make them fit in with the style of the basket.
I finished this all off by gluing the pearl string around the bottom of the basket lip.

I am pleased with how this piece turned out and my mum loved it so much that she has pinched it, along with the desk tidy I made.





28 comments:

Zoe said...

This is fabulous Lisa, love it! Alas I won't be joining in your challenges as I only really card make, unless you except altered art dictionary pages?

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Hi Zoe, I have just put this question to the design team and I will let you know as soon as I have an answer...

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Ivory Moon said...

Love the basket Lisa xxx

Sandy Jones said...

OMD you did a beautiful job on that sweet,,i just love it,cute and yet very very usable, xx

Moira Gray said...

Absolutely fabulous Lisa, it is so pretty, if your mum hadnt pinched it I was going to, your work is just lovely. xxx

Kathryn said...

Ab bloody fab Lisa xx would look great in my bathroom ;) xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Lisa. I love the design and fabulous detailing

hugs Sue

mamof9 said...

This basket is gorgeous, it would make a lovely gift for someone and I know I would over the moon to get something like this x

Linda said...

Oh my goodness Lisa this is awesome! It will make a lovely Christmas Present to someone filled with Chocolates or smellies. I love it :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandie said...

Yay,you have your blog sorted now, I'm a follower at last.
Your DT make is stunning,I love it Lisa,would look great in my house,lol.

Love n' hugs
Sandie xx

Beccalite said...

WOW Lisa this is fantastic, you have altered a plain old basket into a beautiful work of art. I love the effect you achieved with the paint and all the embellishments just finished this off beautifully.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Doreen said...

Love this basket,fabulous.xxx

Chris said...

Wow it is beautiful. Chris xx

Kate M said...

Fabulous project
Kate
xx

Judie said...

so so stunning my darling, really loves this
Hugs
Judie xx

Jossy'sCorner said...

so so pretty - lovely project x

jane stillman said...

Absolutely stunning Lisa, love it x

Avril Ann said...

What an absolutely gorgeous basket Lisa, love it so very much and one off my favourite themes, have to join in this month I think xxxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

What a great way to transform a basket xx

Danie May said...

Another fabulous transformation Lisa. The cream and wood goes so beautiful with this seagrass basket. I particularly love the wood button center to your flower. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is absolutely stunning hun, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

chrissies said...

Beautiful basket and wonderful use of the emblies

Love Chrissie xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lisa, this is SO creative. I just found Crafty Embelies Challenge Blog, and while I do make a lot of cards, I do also make altered art projects, so here is my question:
Can U.S. residents play along? I would LOVE to join in the fun. Thanks, and if you could stop by my blog to leave a response, that would be great!
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Also, I have a challenge blog, and you can always share ANYTHING. I'd just LOVE to have you share your beautiful creations with us here:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Thanks again for your help, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen L

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lisa, this is SO creative. I just found Crafty Embelies Challenge Blog, and while I do make a lot of cards, I do also make altered art projects, so here is my question:
Can U.S. residents play along? I would LOVE to join in the fun. Thanks, and if you could stop by my blog to leave a response, that would be great!
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Also, I have a challenge blog, and you can always share ANYTHING. I'd just LOVE to have you share your beautiful creations with us here:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Thanks again for your help, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen L

Crafting Gill said...

This is Lovely xx

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annemarks said...

Lovely piece of work Lisa :)

velocityscrapper said...

Very lovely! Jane (new DT member)