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Easter Crafting with Peat Pots

Recently when looking around our local dollar store, Dollarama, I came across a bundle of these peat pots.  I don't know why I haven't noticed them in prior years, but they really are a great element for crafting!  Here are some photos of what I made last weekend using my scrapbooking supplies.   

These ones were made by using Mod Podge to apply old book paper to the sides of the peat pot.  The edges were antiqued using burnt umber Liquitex ink.  The butterfly was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The 'nest' is made with strips of old book paper.  Wire was poked through the sides and wrapped around a bit to make a hanger.  The eggs are candy coated chocolate!

This one, was made in the same manner as the above, except dressmaker pattern tissue paper was applied with Mod Podge to the sides.  It was then inked to antique the edges and stamps were applied.

As I am working on this post, I've come across so many others using peat pots for Easter baskets as well.  So I'll share some of their links below.

Cheeky Magpie has lots of peat pot baskets in a post here.  Also, see one photo below.

The peat pot basket ,below, can be found here at Martha Stewart.

Musings from Kim has a post about peat pots here.  See one of her photos below.

See some peat pots decorated with sequins here at Papier Valise.

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