Friday, February 4, 2011

Spring Crafting - vintage wall-basket

I'm gearing up for St. Patricks Day & Easter decorations, and found the cutest little tin wall-cone at the thrift shop for eighty cents. I have been sitting, staring at this for about a month now, trying to decide how best to decorate it so it could sit on my front door for BOTH holidays. Today inspiration struck.

I have always had a fascination with European robins. They're not like the robins here, they're small, round, and just too cute for words. So I hunted through my vintage clipart for the cutest little Victorian bird print, and printed it onto transfer paper. This was ironed onto a heavy-duty faux-suede, and glued onto the front of the tin. Then I dug into my "stash" from my grandmother, and used a piece of vintage lace & the prettiest little antique brass & glass button to finish it off. Voila! One adorable little tin basket, to hang on my door this spring!

Now I just need to decide what to put IN it!

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