Thursday, October 16, 2014

Charming Halloween Baskets in 4 Easy Steps


Looking for a simple, inexpensive way to add a bit of Halloween charm to your fall decor?

This summer, I bought up a lot of peat pots of various shapes and sizes at an estate sale. I've made simple peat pot baskets before and have enjoyed incorporating them into vignettes. With my latest acquisition of peat pots, I decided to go with a Halloween theme.

As usual, I forgot to photograph the "in progress." But, I can assure you this project can be completed in 4 easy steps.

Choose the images you want to use and print them on card stock, sized to fit your peat pots. I found my images at The Graphics Fairy.


Paint your peat pot the color of your choice. A light coat of paint works best. Don't worry if the original pot surface peeks through. The charming result is a slightly distressed and rustic appearance. Peat pots are absorbent, so a heavy coat of paint can cause the pot to warp when it dries. 


Adhere your  image to the peat pot with craft glue or Mod Podge. Again, the absorbency of the pot comes into play. It will soak up some of the glue, so cover the back of the image completely with a thick coat. Let the application dry completely before beginning the decorating phase.


Now, embellish, embellish, embellish! I used vintage buttons, paper flowers, glitter, twine, paper doilies, rick rack and vintage lace. Some pots are finished off with rustic, wrapped wire handles and vintage lace from a 1940s wedding dress and filled with Spanish moss. Others are topped with glittery tulle inserts I made from extra wide tulle ribbon.





Make it a great day!
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4 comments:

  1. I love peat pot creations and yours are SO fun, Ann! I just love these! I feel a crafting day coming on...
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Peat pots! What a clever idea. Now I wish I'd have saved the stack of them that I tossed when we moved.

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  3. Ann, Your peat pots are so cute! What a great idea for decorating for Halloween! Thank you so much for leaving your sweet comment on my blog post about making my burlap leaf banner. Have a lovely day! ~ Jamie

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  4. Such a clever and cute way to add some Halloween decor! Your project is being featured tomorrow. Drop by to pick up a featured button and feel free to share another post! Theresa @DearCreatives

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