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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Treat Baskets for Easter



Remember these bags from my previous post?

free graphic from Funkytime
(Note -the Funkytime website is no longer available 3/20/16)
                                                   
I took advantage of this free printable 
and came up with a treat bag/basket with a different twist 

The jiffy peat pots came from Buzz's garden shed ...   
 (don't worry...he still has plenty for his projects)

I dry-brushed each pot with white acrylic paint ... then


I chose one of the free graphics and printed multiples on a sheet of tissue paper. 
(If you've never printed on tissue paper, the trick is to tape it to a regular piece of paper) 

It worked like a charm! 

To get a nice feathered edge, 
I used an artist brush dipped in water.


  Mod Podge 
was the perfect media for applying the graphics


 Right away they made me happy!


I'm not sure what I'll fill them with on Easter Sunday, 
but I can't wait to share them with everyone.


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58 comments:

  1. Hi Geneva!

    These are just the cutest things ever! They are like something you would see in a gift boutique... for $$$. I have to go out and get me some Mod Podge and try to get creative.

    Thanks for sharing this great idea at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  2. Those look great! I want to try this technique. TFS!

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  3. These are so going to be featured...I think I will feature them before next Monday...is that okay with you? I just LOVE how cute they are:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Now you have me blushing... ":o)

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  5. What a lovely idea,great about the tissue. I'll have to try that,I'm graphic mad at the moment. If anything stands still long enough it gets a graphic
    x :)

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  6. They are beautiful! So sweet and vintage! Love your spring time music, too.

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  7. Geneva, these pots are great! In your previous post I was wondering how you were going to get the image (of the bee, I think) onto....was it an egg? I can't stamp on a curved surface and get a good image.

    Another friend uses the tissue method on her candles, but I'd never thought of it on something like this.

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  8. Those are beautiful! What a wonderful idea! So grateful you shared. Happy Easter, Geneva!

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  9. These are absolutely adorable!!!!

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    1. Thank you Lynn... you're so sweet!

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  10. Soooo cute! I came over from Pinterest to see this. Thanks for the directions! laurie

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  11. Geneva, these are precious. Great idea, I may have to borrow! Happy Easter to you and your family xo

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  12. These are just too incredibly gorgeous! What a great idea, I am going to have to pop over to visit you on pinterest as well!

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    1. Thank you Simone... Pinterest is a never ending source of Inspiration!!!

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  13. Gorgeous! Love all the details. You really are so creative. Following you now! Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  14. Very pretty, Geneva! I did a peat pot project, too, but I like yours better.

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  15. Great idea and they turned out perfect for Easter:-) I have many of these peat pots already painted white so I should try this.

    Happy Easter,
    Kathleen

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  16. I love these-I can't wait to try it and I had no idea about the tissue paper printing! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing..I see my childhood friend
    Laurie at Bargain Hunting has already found you too!

    Susie W
    Conway , AR

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Susie and leaving your sweet comment. I've just visited Laurie's blog and it's a lot of fun...I'm going to follow her as well.
      Hope you and yours have a Happy Easter as well!
      Blessings,
      Geneva

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  17. Well aren't you just a creative one! I love those, great job! And printing on tissue, who knew? Seems tricky. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. These are FABULOUS!! What a awesome Easter craft. Thanks for posting.

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  19. These are so cool, I think I'm going to try it...Hi Geneva, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend. I would love if you stop by and be mine too.
    Thanks for sharing this project, I'm pinning it.

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  20. Excellent idea and so pretty for Easter. I pinned it to share with others! Diane

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  21. I came over from Coastal Charm and I just have to say how much I love those Easter pots! I'm not so crafty, but I love looking at things those who are make!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

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  22. Very cool project. I have to try this printitng on tissue technique. I really like the results. Have a great weekend!

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  23. These are so cute! What a brilliant idea!
    I've never printed on tissue paper before. I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing the tip!

    ~Angela

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  24. I can't wait to try this! I may have to go get some pots tonight (since Easter is tomorrow!)
    New follower,
    Eilis
    my-heart-lives-here.blogspot

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  25. These are just adorable!! thanks for sharing how you did them, the tissue paper just disappears!!

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  26. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get here--I got sick this weekend and got behind on everything!

    I just love those pots! You're so clever to use the peat pots--they look great, and they're so affordable. And thank you so much for sharing the way you print on tissue paper. That's just brilliant--I never would have thought of that, and so many time I've wanted something on tissue paper! Never occurred to me to tape a piece to a sheet of plain paper.

    I am sure the recipients of your Easter treats were delighted!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I really appreciate it!

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  27. So cute! Will have to try this at home!

    Offtobuttonmoon.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  28. oh goodness! i so love these!!!! xoxo

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  29. Hi Geneva, these are adorable! Love your blog. I'm your newest Linky Follower.

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  30. Oh my goodness I LOVE these !!! Thank you for sharing them with us :)

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  31. I adore these!! Sharing at this weeks party- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  32. Your baskets have been featured for Functional Friday!

    I know Easter is over, but these are just too cute!

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  33. Your baskets adorable,and pretty clever to use peat pots.Thanks for showing us how.Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

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  34. just so adorable--wish i'd found you b-4 easter! tfs:)

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  35. Darling! Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  36. Scrolling through your old projects I came across these darling Easter pots. You can be sure I'll be making some this Spring!
    Karee

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  37. Very Adorable...I love rabbits and this is perfect!

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  38. Where was the link for the free graphic? These are so cute.

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    1. Hi Pat... the link was under the picture of the treat bags from Pinterest, but I went ahead and added the link in a couple of other places on this post this morning. (see Download free graphic from Funkeytime) Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone who is looking for the bunny graphic. Happy Crafting!

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  39. Hi Geneva- I am fairly new to this world of happiness...Pinterest...I did the pots over the last two days and they came out great but my bunnies turned green...cute still but not black or as dark as yours...any ideas ???

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  40. Hi Geneva- I am fairly new to this world of happiness...Pinterest...I did the pots over the last two days and they came out great but my bunnies turned green...cute still but not black or as dark as yours...any ideas ???

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  41. Hi Karen ... Thank you for your comment.
    Re: your question,
    I'm not sure why yours came out green. I used an inkjet printer when I printed mine. I did use a photo editor (picasa) before I printed my graphic in order to crop out the words and re-size the image and I might have changed the image to black at that time. As you can see, I'm just guessing, but hopefully, you'll be able to find a solution if you want the black color. Thank You again!
    xo geneva

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  42. Quick question.! Where did you happen to get your pots? And do you know the size? I'm guessing they are kind of small??
    Thanks
    Jenna

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  43. Hi Jenna ... You can get the peat pots at any garden center, I think we got ours at WalMart's garden center. The one's I used for this project were about 3" tall...but they come in several different sizes. Thank you for stopping by!
    xo geneva

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  44. These are gorgeous! I had to pin them...I think maybe I will make some as a table or fireplace accessory...just need to think it through a little more first!

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  46. Do you still have this? I would love to do this for Easter with grass seed in the pots! Pamie G.

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  47. Pamela, thank you for stopping by. I do have my little peat pots and pull them out every Spring. I love your idea of putting grass seed in the pots and might try that myself. xo

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. I've checked my original source as well as several other sources via pinterest & google and it appears the funkytime link is no longer available. Thank you for brining it to my attention; I'll make a note of it on this post.

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  49. شركة تتميز بجميع الخبرات في تقديم اعمالها المتميزة في الكشف عن التسريبات من خلال شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة التي تعطي كل ما لديها في اصلاح العديد من المشاكل التي تحدث نتيجة كسر او عطل مفاجئ في امدادت المياه لذلك ننصحم ان تعتمد علي شركة كشف تسربات بجدة لديه سباكين وفنين لديهم الخبرة في حل هذه المشكلة بكل سهولة كما نمتلك لديها القدرة علي تنفيذ اعمال العوازل من خلال شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض التي تعالج تسريبات المياه في الاسقف والحوائط كما نقدم خدمة العزل السليمة للخزانات الارضي والعلوي الخرسانية بواسطة فني متميزة لديه القدرة علي معالجة كل ذلك بسهولة من خلال شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض تمتلك مواد ذات جودة متميزة

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  50. Oh my goodness- can't wait to try this!

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