Monday, April 11, 2011

Thrifting and Expanding

Spring is being so sweet! 
I love the weather now!

Recently we went thrift shopping.  I did not realize I had never taken the barbwired beauty thrift shopping before, shame on me!  She is hooked.  She loved it, not really for the deals but for the photos.  She took some amazing photos while we were thrifting.  She has a photography blog.  Go look at the photos she was able to do.  Here is the link.

Needless to say, while she was taking photographs, I was shopping.  One of the items I found was mini tart tins.  I was able to get 7 tins for $2.50.  I do not know if it is a good deal as far as tins go, but I liked it. 

I immediately knew what I was going to create with them... Mini baskets.  Cute huh?

To begin, I spray painted the tins my fav color turquoise.

Once dry, I used the gator to punch holes.

Of course there were holes on each side. 

I used ribbon that coordinated with the tins.

I used Heat and Bond, cut the size of the ribbon.
I fused a wire between the ribbons.
I left enough wired to string through
the holes, attaching the ribbon handles
to the baskets.

I then chose buttons to glue over the holes.

I then simply hot glued the buttons on to
cover the wire and holes.

From here I added excelsior.

And eggs from Pier 1. 

I have already decided where they will
rest in our Easter decorations.

You will have to come back tomorrow...
When I show you where these lovelies
are displayed.  I think you will love it! 
Here is a sneak peak...

Whadda ya think?

barbwired update! 
The barbwired bunch has expanded by 1. 
NOPE, not human babies!!! 
We did get a fur baby. 
Introducing our newest member, Gabby!

Our precious Gabby is a 3 year old Shitzu.
We are all in love with her!
She has the sweetest disposition.
She is such a welcome addition!! 

I pray your Monday has been blessed!  Start your week off right with prayer.  Pray and encourage others struggling.  Give your heart to someone who needs it.

barbwired blessings to you!!

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  1. Cute tart tins. Blessings to your family and pooch too!

  2. Very cute! I would have never thought to turn those into easter baskets!

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  3. Such sweet baskets! What fun. I love that color.

  4. you have the cutest goodies ever! these little baskets are super cute! xoox

  5. What a great creations! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw your entry at the All thing related linking party.
    Hugs, Rleen

  6. Such cute little baskets and what a cute new family member. Thanks for joining WUW last week.

  7. So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

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