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February 28, 2016

Little Flowery Easter Baskets

I saw these baskets at Michael's and got the idea to fill them with some flowers.  They came in a few colors like blue, green, pink and purple.
My crafting room is my kitchen table.   First I put in a piece of styrofoam and put in a small spray of light green and white flowers.  

Then I took them back out once I was happy with the height.  (These have been used before so they had extra holes).  The flowers were very inexpensive sprays I found at Michael's.  All I did was make a large hole in the center and then push the flowers down inside.  (I used my turkey baster for the hole.  The large end where the suction bulb attached was about the same width at the spray of flowers).

I found this light brown grass at Pier 1.  I needed something to hide the styrofoam and I liked the natural coloring of this.

I created a lining to cover the openings in the basket.

Once I got the foam back in I stuffed more of the filler around the edges. 

I was actually making two of these at a time.  I raised the handle up slightly.  You can just barely see it here.

I also added a bright green gerbera daisy flower to the top.

I also picked up a few bunches of styrofoam eggs on stems that I also added.  

I figure I can remove the eggs if I want and still use these as cute spring accents.  I didn't use my good camera- just my iPhone but I guess these aren't too bad.  Sorry the area is a little messy but that's how it goes when you are doing projects!

I moved them over to the lace top table for more pictures.  This is a front and back view.  As you can see there are pretty flowers all the way around.   

I got everything on 40 and 50% off so it was a very reasonable project. 


I think these would be cute for table accents at a family gathering or a church function or such.  My plan is to put them on the dish rack when I decorate it for Easter.  
I enjoyed putting them together and seeing my vision come together.  I hope you like them!

Special Thanks once again to Linda (lifeandlinda.com )for giving me another new blog makeover.  I wanted something spring like in color and we collaborated on some ideas for the header.  She's talented and always surprises me!





19 comments:

  1. These are adorable, Liz! I'd like one of these at each place setting for a luncheon.
    Love your new look.

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  2. These are such cheery and springy Easter baskets, Liz!

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  3. Your project turned out great! At first, I thought you were going to say you bought them to make "treat" baskets but I like your idea so much more plus they are low-cal :) They will look wonderful in your spring/Easter décor. The new blog update is terrific!

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  4. Lovely project and the results are so wonderful.

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  5. Oh Liz, these are gorgeous! You are so gifted! Love into spring!

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  6. Liz, those little baskets are adorable. Adding the eggs make them perfect for Easter. As you stated, removing the eggs, you have charming little spring baskets. They look so pretty on the lace. Thank you for the shout out about your new blog look. It is definitely shouting spring. I was happy to give you a new look.....Thank you for joining our link party, Dishing It & Digging It.

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  7. These are adorable Liz, great idea! You will have a lot of fun with these for spring!
    Jenna

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  8. These are darling, Liz, and perfect for Easter!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  9. Cute cute cute. Love your pretty Linda header! I love to switch out headers every so often, so I may need to chat with her again. Sheila

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  10. Hi Liz, Love your daring spring baskets. They are perfect from spring to Easter and back again. Thanks for sharing your process. Love your new blog look too.
    Have a great week. xo

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  11. Very pretty, Liz, and very springy....Christine

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  12. Hi Liz! I love these. You always put together the cutest things! Thanks for popping in and I hope your week is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. I love the flower arrangements in these adorable baskets, Liz! And I especially like that you can easily remove the eggs after celebrating Easter. Great idea.

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  14. They are just adorable!...great idea to use those baskets from Micheals...and love your new look!

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  15. WHat a great idea, I always think of just putting decorative eggs and moss in those but you took it to a whole new level. Good job!

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  16. What a cute project, Liz! Mi like the way you lined the basket with the filler and then put the styrofoam in next. The flowers are perfect Spring colors!

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  17. Your little baskets are so cute. I am just getting out spring/Easter decor this week.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  18. Liz, your baskets turned out so cute! I like that you can remove the eggs and use them after Easter. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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