Friday, April 29, 2011

Yogurt Container Spring Baskets

There's always a first time and for me
starting out with a yogurt container
to embellish into a Spring Basket

Was a first...

First off eat the delicious yogurt
and that's not a problem I love the stuff

And then I gave the containers a coat of 
spray primer. Inside and out.
It helps the paper and glue to adhere
to the surface.

I made a pattern so as not to goof
and waste any of my vintage wallpaper.
Rhea suggested glue stick so thats what 
I used and then, add your handle
I used chenille pipe cleaners

Next embellish them any way
you like. I used some crepe paper ruffles
vintage trims, and a  bit of millinery.
And now they are packaged and ready to mail

It started out a bit of a challenge for me
but once I got started
It was a whole lot of fun

In fact I'm sure I'll be making more!

Have a Wonderful Weekend
We have a Wedding to attend
I'll try and snap a few pictures.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such sweet beautiful baskets!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Cute as the paper you used.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane ,

These baskets are so pretty and thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Diane Love these are GORGEOUS....How clever of you to transform a humble yoghurt tub into a pretty Spring basket....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

stampdiva said...

Happy Pink Saturday
That is so delightful, really pretty.
Lynne @ Adorn
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JunqueMagnet said...

Wow.I love all the details.Such a clever idea and a fabulous way to re-use the containers!Thanks for sharing.

suzeeez said...

I always love how you make your sweet little treat baskets. They remind me of birthday parties I used to go to when I was little. :o) Sue

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How adorable and what a grand idea to reuse something!

My Vintage Mending said...

Diane these are gorgeous. I bet it was nice to work with a more stable base. Nut cups get tricky sometimes. I love the old wall paper. I get mine from scissor variations. They have such a nice sample set and always an email sale. I never get lucky at the estate sales. I can only imagine how lucky your grandaughters are! smiles...Renee

Trisha said...

Those are so cute and just the perfect size for sweet little treasures! Happy Pink Saturday!


Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty baskets!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Your baskets look so pretty Thanks for the hint about making a pattern first. It was a bit of a challenge I'll be posting mine soon...
Have a great weekend!

Miss Char said...

Love, love your pink baskets. Thanks so much for the great presentation and ideas.

Nan said...

Diane I have so many of these containers and we can't recycle them here in this part of Alaska so I have to throw them out. This is a great idea which I might like to try myself.

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are so pretty Diane. I'll have to start saving my yogurt cups too!

i.ikeda said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous! I'm so amazed that it started out as a yogurt container! This gives me some ideas too.... Thank you for sharing this.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...very sweet...thanks for the tutorial!

Mary said...

Very, very adorable!

Angela said...

You were certainly up for the challenge. They are wonderful!

Cottage Touch said...

Lovely a good reason to eat yoqurt I can never get the paer cut around right?!

Mimi Sue said...

These are so cute and perfect for May Day. Or Mother's Day. Mimi

Home and Heart said...

BEAUTIFUL! (and recycling!!)

Diane said...

Diane, thank you for your kind comments and for signing on as a follower of my blog. :-) Your basket is so sweet! Don't you love it when you can make use of something that we normally throw away! There is always a new way of looking at an object. I like the added ruffles at the bottom especially.
Happy Sunday!

Kathy said...

This is so very sweet - you did a terrific job! Creative idea!

A Vintage Chic said...

These are just gorgeous, Diane--what a fabulous idea!

Hope you're haing a wonderful weekend!


Suzy said...

These recycled yogurt cups are adorable. I can't wait to make one for my grand-daughter! Thanks Diane, for sharing your creative projects.

Cindy said...

Very cute baskets!

~~Carol~~ said...

Those little baskets are your prettiest creations yet, and it's so nice to have to eat something yummy in order to get the materials needed for a project!

Roselle said...

Adorable! Whoever is on the receiving end of your goodies will be very happy! Can't wait to see all of them!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

You have such a gift for recycling ordinary things into works of art. Love it!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Same ole stuff here on your blog, Diane...cute, adorable and darling. Those little baskets are wonderful and such a cute idea! Love them. xoxo Nancy

Ellen said...

I love the yogurt container idea...I too love yogurt! Fab idea!

Creative Breathing said...

Diane, these are such a great idea! I love the shelf you found and was so surprised to see my pincushion on it! I had forgotten how cute it is. Hope you have a lovely spring week ahead! Elizabeth

GardenofDaisies said...

You can transform anything and everything into something beautiful... all it takes is the Diane magic touch and some crepe paper ruffles. :-)

Sandy Michelle said...

I love this tutorial!!


Terry said...

As I'm eating yogurt, I came across your project. As always, you make the cutest things!