Thursday, March 31, 2011

PB Inspired Moss Basket

The Decoupaged Easter Eggs I shared the other day, needed a home.  I knew that I'd be using them on my Spring/Easter mantel, but I didn't want to just set them on the mantel.  They needed a proper nest.  I had a bunch of moss leftover from my Pottery Barn Inspired Moss Monogram, and I went back to the Pottery Barn catalog for some inspiration.  This fantastic basket is $89 in the catalog.

I looked around for an appropriate basket to mossify.  Here's one from a previous Easter.  The basket shape isn't the same, but I love that it's big swooping handle is a similar shape.

I grabbed some more of that dollar store reindeer moss,

and started up my glue gun.  I glued clumps of moss on, and filled in with random bits.

After completely covering the basket and handle, I filled the basket with some spanish moss, also from the dollar store.  And here she is on my mantel(excuse the dust) with the eggs nested inside.  I'm still futzing around with my mantel arrangement, but expect more pics to come.

This entire project, including the eggs, cost about $3 in moss(2 bags of reindeer moss & 1 bag of spanish moss,) although I have tons of the spanish moss left. 

Thanks for popping in and crafting with me.  I'm linking this up to House of Hepworth's Hook Up,  Just a Girl's Show & Share Day, and Decor to Adore's Spring Linky Party.
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18 comments:

  1. That looks easy enough and considering I do not have any easter decorations I might need to do this.

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  2. I am loving your moss basket! What a money-saver! I have scheduled a feature of it this morning for my readers at Extreme Personal Measures.



    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  3. Yea! A fun Easter project...I just saw some egg dye the other day and thought to myself, "gosh, I need to come up with some cool Easter-y decorations for the house!"

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  4. Where do you buy your moss! Great project, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Your basket looks awesome and I love the eggs you made. I will have to try make something like that to use up all the eggs from last year and to spruce up my mantel too.
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  6. Thats great, I thought now how is she going to pull this off.....Oh yes, our first love, the glue gun!

    Carol

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  7. Looks fabulous! I think yours looks better than PB's!

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  8. Oh my goodness--this is too cute! While it was probably a messy job, it looks easy enough! Looks like I might have to go buy some moss! :)

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  9. You get so into holiday decorating! I'm impressed. To be honest, I wasn't really feeling the eggs...UNTIL I saw them in the basket. Together they look so wonderful.

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  10. Your basket came out great!!! Love it. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Great transformation- for a lot less! I love that! Thanks for sharing your project at Transformations and Treasures~

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  12. What a darling idea- I love mossy baskets- yours is so sweet! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  13. B-E-A-utiful!! I'm doing this one for sure!

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  14. Looks outstanding...I need to get to work on my basket.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. I saw that same basket in the PB catalog and I was thinking about doing the same. I have been looking around for a basket to use. Yours turned out great! Aren't you glad you did it?
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  16. Very cute!! I bet you had a heck of a mess to clean up after working with all that moss! ;)

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  17. What a beautiful basket! And I loved the paper-covered eggs. I think this might just be one of the cutest Easter decorations I've seen this season.

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