Wouldn't it be nice if it were springtime already? I'm craving the things that come along with spring.
Today we were blessed with some golden warm sunshine here. It came close to 60 degrees! Just a little tease for us Pacific NorthWesterners. We're pretty much guaranteed a couple months of rain still.
So a magical day like today is just what we needed to tide us over until those beautiful sunny months are finally upon us.
A little "fix" of pure sunshine will get us through the gray, wet months still to come.
You know what else reminds me of springtime?
Fluffy Clouds and Rainbows
The Smell of Fresh Mown Grass
Kids Voices and Laughter Carrying On the Breeze
Ladybugs and Butterflies
Evening Strolls and Bike Rides
Last summer I created a white Anthropologie Knockoff Farmers Market Basket (Below).
Say that a few times quick!
I used one of the cardboard baskets that berries come in and coated it with some Gesso (used to prime and stiffen artists' canvases), white spray paint, and spray polyurethane.
You can read about it HERE.
I thought it would be fun to make more using some spring colors, so I got busy mixing my Gesso with acrylic craft paint until I had the pastel colors I desired.
Once they were painted I got all glittery-eyed and decided they needed some glitter too.
The Gesso makes them really stiff and the polyurethane makes them water proof.
The glitter just makes them cheerful!
Then I dressed them up with ribbons and filled them with a few little trinkets.
These will make adorable mini Easter baskets or fun little gift baskets for friends.
In the first basket I put some raffia, a Sweet Little Bluebird, and a mini egg.
The next one got some pretty seashells and a silver starfish.
Gifts from the Seashore.
This next one holds some fragrant lemon body treats. I love lemon!
I haven't decided what to do with this Tiffany Blue one yet. Its my favorite, with the gleaming organza bow. I might just have to keep it next to my bed for holding jewelry and other stray stuff. :)
These were easy to make and didn't cost anything since I already had the cardboard baskets saved from last summer. The Gesso, paint, glitter and polyurethane were already in my craft cabinet.
|Anthropologie's Farmers' Mkt Baskets|
Here's to more sunny days and laughter being carried on the breeze!