Thursday, April 10, 2014

DIY Vintage Inspired Easter Baskets

The month of April feels like it is flying by so fast. I can hardly believe Easter is just around the corner.

I have a fun and, hopefully, inspiring diy project for you today. It's all about bringing some vintage charm to those Easter baskets! 

Now, these ideas may not be practical for the kiddos who only prefer high tech gadgets and candy, or very young children, but if you have a child with an old soul, this may be just the thing to make their heart fill with delight. I know, I would have loved a basket full of pretty, vintage goodies. (I would enjoy one now, in fact!) Or simply include a few vintage elements along with the other gifts and treats.

Other possibilities include creative gift baskets for baby or bridal showers, adding a sweet basket to a vignette display in your Easter decor, or putting together a collection for a vintage-loving friend.

The possibilities are endless once you put your mind to it. I have three different examples in this post and would love to hear which one is your favorite. To begin this project you will need to gather some baskets, which can be found in plenty at thrift stores and antique shops. For the bedding of each of mine, I used excelsior wood shed. I love this stuff and use it all the time. You can find an example of it here: Aspenwood Excelsior 565 Cubic Inches-Natural* or use whatever you prefer.

Simple & Sweet Vintage Easter Basket
Elements include:
  • vintage basket in chippy white finish
  • vintage teacup and saucer
  • vintage floral gift book
  • papier mache duck
  • faux speckled and beaded eggs
  • vintage rhinestone buttons
  • lace and rick-rack scraps for ribbon
  • dyed coffee filter flower

Antique Baby Easter Basket
Elements include:
  • vintage egg basket
  • antique teddy bear
  • antique baby shoes
  • antique baby cabinet card photograph
  • vintage baby cup
  • antique primer
  • faux speckled eggs
  • vintage sheep figure
  • vintage millinery flowers
  • small nest
  • vintage brooches
  • antique lace

Vintage Princess Easter Basket
Elements include:
  • vintage white-washed basket
  • vintage teacup and saucer
  • two vintage dolls
  • ballet slippers
  • decorative antique book
  • vintage floral gift book
  • vintage flocked eggs
  • faux speckled and beaded eggs
  • antique religious card
  • vintage millinery flowers
  • vintage brooch and rhinestone button
  • small rhinestone tiara
  • vintage chalkware sheep

So, which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know! I have a couple more Easter inspired posts coming up, so I hope you will visit again soon. And don't forget to come and link up at this week's Sundays at Home. Party goes live Saturday at 4pm EST.

Still looking for Easter inspired crafts to do? Be sure to check out my last post with 18 Easy DIY projects for spring!

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Till next time
~Alice W.

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