Sunday, April 10, 2016

Quickies - Pink Berry Baskets

quick make overs, berry baskets, sweet pea pink, cherubs
I completed several quickies projects this past week.  It was hard to select a favorite.
The vintage berry baskets from the peach farm estate sale were waiting to be beautified.

First I pulled out my music flash cards.

Yes, they were already yellowed manila paper,

BUT ...


They needed more distressing.

Into a hot bath of coffee and Rit taupe dye.

I let them soak for about ten minutes.

I stirred them with a metal spoon.

Placed them on a screen in the sun to dry.

See the creased marks?

While stirring I make sure to fold and unfold them.

Also scrape with the metal spoon.

Used one of my cans of hoarded Sweet Pea Pink paint.

Used a cheeky cherub stamp on each.

Finished with a torn cotton ribbon overdyed in Rose.

Sweet, but not complete.

A bundle of flash cards for each basket.

 Ready for you to tuck in a small gift or two.

No, I did not forsake my new Cool Ocean Breeze paint.

A bunch of baskets being beautified.

See y'all!

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  1. I love your pink and blue baskets...

  2. Eeeeeeeek! My two favorite colors, Donna! Love this post!

  3. Cheeky cherub. ;)
    You are going to have so much stuff and fluff- wish I could attend!

  4. So cute!!! My daughter just bought 450 for just a little bit. No handles, but I plan to steal some for my shop!!!! Mine won't be near as cute as these though!!!

  5. Such cute berry baskets Donna. Love the way you "beautified" them. Will make such nice gift baskets with the bundle of flash cards.

  6. Love the little baskets Donna, and especially the note cards all tied in a pretty ribbon. Great projects.


  7. The little pink baskets are adorable.

  8. Ahh - glad you've still got some sweet pea lying around - what a great color!

  9. Awesome gift baskets and LOVE the colors - beautiful!

  10. I've never seen music flash cards before. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

  11. Adorable baskets and fun flashcards- thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Oh I do love those pink berry baskets, and the music flash cards are such fun. I've never seen those before. Sweet Peas is such a fabulous colour. Is that the one they retired? If so, I can't understand shy. It's so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  13. The pink berry baskets are fantastic with the little cherub stamped on them. I've never seen music flash cards.


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