Handmade Easter Baskets
The Clay Pot
It was so much fun making these handmade…
and I might add…organic looking
They are so simple to make.
Take any kind of paper…
(we used white packing material)
Cut or rip the paper into strips.
Mix equal parts basic school glue and water.
Cover a deep salad or cereal bowl complely with cellophane.
Dip you paper strips in the glue/water mixture and lay strips over bowl.
Continue until your bowl is completely covered.
Let dry for 24 hours…
Carefully, lift paper basket off of bowl…separating you paper from you cellophane.
Add grass and eggs!
Display and enjoy!
“Clean & Simple”
The Clay Pot
We used our “GO TO” burlap vases filled with a soft palette of white hydrangeas,
blue thistle, peonies, ranunculus, blue hyacinths and freesia
for this rehearsal dinner at Public House Chattanooga in Warehouse Row…
we utilized the deep window sills
by filling them with an assortment of pillar votives and mini votives…
to personalize each place setting, we created customized silverware sleeves
with the bride and groom’s initials…beautiful venue…
clean & simple!
“Chili Dinner Party” Tablescape
Here’s an easy & simple way to create a fun winter party tablescape…
I used an assortment of clear and amber bottles filled with water,
I added votives, mixed them all together
and ran them down the center of the table.
For my serving pieces and place settings
I used pieces in browns and naturals to add to my color scheme…
The chili was served in a mixture of mugs and bowls.
It looked great and my guests loved it!
“Carnival Ticket Bugs”
These are just too cute not to share…
Here is just a sampling of the 250 “Bugs”
students from Normal Park School in
Chattanooga, TN created this past
Saturday at our “Folk Art Bug Workshop”
held in the IMAX at The Tennessee Aquarium.
The bugs will be used with the decorations for next
week’s national convention of zoo and aquarium
dignitaries being held this year in Chattanooga.
It’s amazing when you show the kids a simple idea
of using “Carnival Tickets” they come up with these
wonderful whimsical bugs!
Thanks to everyone who participated!