Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pink and Brown Basket

Every year I have two fundraisers I do a lot of crafting for...the first to happen is the Midway Heights Baptist Church Fish Fry Fundraiser (that is a mouthful, huh?). My church is working on building a debt-free building addition and the proceeds of the fish fry benefit that fund.
My new love is chocolate brown and pink. I decided to make a basket purely brown and pink. I needed a basket and found this produce basket at Goodwill for $1.
After a few coats of brown spray paint, I had this lovely basket...I removed the metal handle so it wouldn't get painted...then I painted the handle a bright bubble gum pink. Really cute and trendy too!
Then I filled it with all things pink and brown. Some of those things I made, some of them I purchased. I made this note pad out of chip board and scrapbook paper and a paper clip/clamp. My sister Sarah showed me some of these notepad holders on Etsy and I soon crafted my own (in pink and brown of course).
I made some note cards with a friend's Cricut machine (Thanks Julie!) and they turned out so cute I may need to buy this basket back!
I serged around two yards of brown and pink fleece from Hobby Lobby and tied it up with a ribbon for a fleece throw. I also found the little brown box in front of the basket at Hobby Lobby and it was 89 cents (90% off clearance late this summer)
I added a few other goodies and now it is ready to wrap up in some cellophane and sell in the silent auction, which is only 10 days from now!

2 comments:

JANE said...

ellen...i am sending mom strict orders to bid on it for me!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! It should bring a great price with pink and brown so popular, plus what you have in there.

Necklace and keychain are on their way to join the basket!