Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beautiful Baskets

May Arts Ribbon Project
With holidays just around the corner, it means family gatherings, parties and time spent together. I don’t know about you, but I know when I’m having guests it means cleaning the house from top to bottom.  I like everything to look presentable.  Yes, even the bathrooms.  So, for this blog post I have made some Beautiful Baskets.   

What do Bathrooms and Beautiful Baskets have in common?  Well, these beautiful baskets were made specifically for the bathroom.  All though I always put a brand new roll of toilet paper on the roll, when you have enough guests you may run out.  My bathroom may be clean but I still prefer that no one is reaching in the cabinets to find another roll of toilet paper, so here is my awesome solution.

Find some really cute baskets, preferably on sale.  Mine were 50% off, and oh so cute.  I love baskets.  Next, find some attractive scrapbook paper that will coordinate with the colors of your bathroom, some candles and last but definitely not least, ( most important actually ) is to pick out some oh so beautiful ribbon from May Arts of course!!

A few more supplies and we’ll be set.
1. Mod podge, yes I told you I love this stuff.
2. Paint brush or paint sponge
3. Craft paint
4. Hot glue and gun
5. Embellishments of your choice
6. Ribbon used from May Arts:
FR-35 1" plum,
370-14-47, 1/4" purple
WA-32 1" antique gold
360-38-32, 3/8" antique gold
360-38-03, 3/8" navy
363-33 brown twisted burlap
DA-05 3/16" lavender string loop
NE-09 5/8" sheer ivory
Now let the fun begin!!

First you will completely paint the basket.  Yes, even the inside.  You never want it to look unfinished and you may be able to see part of the inside at times.

Second you will measure your baskets to determine widths of slats.  Decide where you want your scrapbook paper and where you want your ribbon.  Measure and cut the paper and ribbon.  Always, always remember to seal the ends of your ribbons with either a hot knife, lighter or fray check.

Third,  start putting the mod-podge on and placing your paper and ribbons where you would like them.  Because these will be used in the bathroom make sure to mod-podge over everything even just the painted wood so the moisture will not damage it.

Last, glue any embellishments you may have and voila you have some beautiful baskets.

Have fun!!
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  1. What a great idea!!! How fun to customize your decor- they turned out beautiful! :)

  2. That is a seriously cute idea. But I'm a you have two rolls of toilet paper in that basket or is it not hollowed out? Why does the T.P. sit on top of it?