Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mossy Baskets

I have wanted to knock off the Pottery Barn's Moss covered
baskets that they featured around Easter time. 
I like the organic feel of these baskets. 
I have been trying to find a cheap basket to experiment with. 
I found one today for a buck.
Some black acrylic paint, 2 bags of moss, spray adhesive and some embroidery floss
 and I had a pretty good knock off.

I painted the basket so that the pink color wouldn't show through.
I used acrylic paint simply because I didn't have any dark spray paint on hand.

Here you can see how I wrapped the embroidery floss around the handle. 
It really helped hold the moss on.

Perfect for a fun centerpiece on the porch table.
I am sure I will have a plant in there soon.

Let me know what you think!

** Tutorial is up!  Visit HERE to get the step by step instructions**

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Melissa said...

I love it! Did you just spray the basket with the adhesive and press the moss on? (I've never used the spray adhesive before)

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love it!

Our really empty nest said...

OMG, it is beautiful!! I love it!! Could we please get a little tutorial??? Also did you recently purchase the ribbon, it would so match my kitchen. Where did you get the moss? Sorry for the questions, but I really would love to make one!! Sue

Linda@Coastal Charm said... I know that I need to get my moss and get going...I got my basket back in March...just gotta find some time. Yours turned out so the touch of ribbon.


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Robin said...

It's so perfect for the porch. I love it.

sissie said...

This is so pretty and I love it with the green apples.


At The Picket Fence said...

That is just darling Lacy and I love the ribbon tied to it! I may have to try my hand at one of these soon. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Sarah said...

Lacy, it looks terrific. I like it filled with the green apples. How did you adhere the moss? I've got baskets in my attic. I think I need to make myself a moss covered basket for our summer table. I love this idea. ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Lacy! Oh, you're the smartest one! I love this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You did a great job! It looks fantastic!

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful. Don't you love it when a plan comes together. In fact I like yours better than PB.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Lacy! I have a bunch of baskets in the basement. Wonder if I can put one together like yours. Great idea with the floss.

Beautiful basket and great inspiration.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your basket turned out just great!
and looks so pretty full of apples,
and I am sure it would look lovely with a plant as well. Looks great on your table.
Blessings, Nellie

Pattie T. said...

Wow! Would you move in with me? This is such a great idea and I have a backyard full of moss. Thanks for the great tutorial.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I am totally impressed. You did a fantastic job and filled with the apples it is just perfect. Very creative. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

Thanks for the embroidery floss tip

jessica said...

Wow! Just head is already spinning with ideas! I think you did a marvelous job!

once in a blue moon said...

looks wonderful~

Nook & Cranny said...

Lovely basket, I am inspired to try this.
Thanks for sharing.

Buttercup Bliss said...

This is the cutest thing I have seen in a while!!! I love it!

All That Glitters said...

I think your basket looks better than the pb basket!

Jilly said...

I noticed one thing that, your basket looks better than the pb basket. your arrangement is so wonderful and looks full of greenery.
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