Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cute little Easter baskets made from vintage doilies!



I wasn't feeling the best today so I didn't get much done, I did however, get a cute little project started on Monday and finished them yesterday. I saw this idea on some decorating sight and thought I would give it a try. I have told you that I don't do a lot of Easter decorating, I think because sometimes you just run out of room to store the stuff and believe me, my storage room is full. I had everything I needed to make these too, so another reason to make these cute little doily bowls.

You'll need enough doilies for the amount of bowls you want to make
Balloons
All-purpose white glue
water
and some bowls to set the balloons in to keep them steady while you work




I have my balloons blown up to the size I need, you can gauge by the size of the doilies how big your balloons need to be. Set them each in a bowl to steady them




In a large bowl I poured 1/2 cup of glue and 1/2 cup of water




Mix them up until the glue is "dissolved"




Add a doily and get it completely soaked with the glue/water mixture









The glue would settle in all of the holes in the doily so when I lifted the doily up I gently blew on it to get the glue out of the holes, do this gently though, you'll get glue dripplets everywhere!

Gently lay your doily over the balloon, arranging the balloon how you want it to dry. I smoothed this one over the balloon to get all of the kinks out.




Now you just let them dry, I was worried about the bottom not being flat and that they wouldn't be able to sit up. Don't worry about it, once they are dry enough to take the balloon away you can scrunch them down to give them a flat bottom to sit. You don't have to wait for them to dry completely, but I left the balloons intact for 24 hours



Aren't they cute! I added some ribbon to them just to add a little something. 




They are shallow, so the Easter Bunny can't put a whole lot into them, but I think these would be better used as little decor elements or party favors if you have guests for Easter dinner. The small ones would be adorable filled with a little grass and a few chocolates or jelly beans. Just set one on each person's plate and they will have a cute remembrance of their Easter visit!




I just added some real dried grass and some decorative eggs for the photos
























So cute filled with a few Easter treats











11 comments:

  1. What a pretty idea! I don't decorate big for Easter, either. My tiny cottage doesn't really have a lot of storage space either!

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    1. Thank you Kim! It's so much fun to do these things, I will typically sell the things I make like this, because, like I said my storage area is full! I have too many Christmas decorations:)

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  2. those are real cute and looks so easy except blowing up the balloon LOL

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  3. Anonymous10:47:00 AM

    Those baskets are sooo cute! Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy! They make great gifts too:)

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  4. Love, love, love these! Definitely going to have to give this a try. I think my daughter would love it too :)

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  5. LUV this! will definitely be trying this. thnx for sharing. mj

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog

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  6. What a neat idea! I will definitely have to try that...they look so pretty!!

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    1. Thank you Olivia:) I appreciate your visit and your comment!

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  7. Anonymous11:02:00 AM

    Rhonda, these are adorable. I can see so many things to put in them any time of the year. Enjoy your blog. Joann Hansen

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