May 16, 2013

Lining A Picnic Basket And Using Gum paste Molds For Plaster Appliques

It has been a year since I've up cycled a picnic basket.  I'm tickled pink about this one lined in a Laura Ashley pink rose print


Here's the one I lined last year with a vintage blue table cloth


Before I show you my picnic basket I want to share two great giveaways I recently won. A beautiful hand painted cake server from Graceful Rose and a cute ball and button garland from Cutie Pie Cottage .....All in pink...They just scream Carol..THANK YOU!




Before I lined the picnic basket I actually had to refresh my memory by looking at the full tutorial I did last year...You can find it HERE..It's tough being blonde LOL!

I started with a thrift store picnic basket


And a $5.00 Laura Ashley plastic and flannel lined table cloth I found a while ago at TJ Max.  Just as an FYI, using a floral or pattered fabric will hide a multitude of sewing errors!


A plastic table cloth is perfect for lining a picnic basket so any spills can easily be wiped out

First I spray painted it with heirloom white paint


Then used plaster appliques I made in a Wilton gum paste mold..The full tutorial on making plaster appliques in gum paste molds is HERE

After attaching the plaster appliques with E-6000 glue I went over the whole basket with Annie Sloan dark wax that I mixed with clear Minwax so it was not quite as dark.  The wax gave a touch of  definition to the appliques and sealed the basket


OK, on to the inside.....The full lining tutorial is HERE


Pockets for silverware, napkins, salt and pepper, or condiments


I priced last years basket for $45 and it sold within a week in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques.  So I will price this years basket the same


So, there you have it Carols annual basket, doesn't it make you just want to go on a picnic? 

Happy Creating!
Carol



47 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

It's so cute! I love it! It makes total sense that it sold so quickly.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That is adorable.
Great tip about lining it with a vinyl table cloth!
As usual the appliques are adorable.
Yes!
A picnic for sure.
Pat

Brittany Ruth said...

Wow I absolutely love this! I'll have to try it. I recently bought a pic nic basket at an antique store that had a floral design on the outside and I've been wanting to find more! Here's a link to mine: http://therococoroamer.blogspot.com/2013/05/garden-furniture-and-spread.html

-Brittany Ruth

Teresa said...

I've been dreaming of picnics... weather is getting better here and I'm really craving leaving Church on Sunday and heading to a forest by the sea and have a picnic.
This utterly lovely basket only increased my craving... though I could never reach your sofictication ahahahahah And if I did I don't want anyone with me.
That's a Me-Time basket.
I think I'll take the chance of one afternoon without kids and head to the garden at home and have myself a wonderfully charming picnic.

Thank you for sharing. You're such an inspiration for the Best and Lovely Life!
Yours,
Teresa

Rosetta said...

Che trasformazione!E' bellissimo!Saluti,Rosetta

Debbie said...

Yes. It does make me want to go on a picnic. I actually remember last year's basket. I love these.

sissie said...

Carol, you are on a roll!

Love this!

Hugs
Sissie

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

This is gorgeous. I love the idea of adding appliques. If I ever learn to sew, I'll use the liner tutorial.

Great giveaway goodies!i will check out those blogs.

Sue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carol! I love how the inside turned out. I have had a picnic basket in my booth, more tall than wide. It's still there. Which brings me to the question that I'd love if you could do a panel post {maybe from those who have participated in your what sells, what doesn't series} about when do you decide it's time to lower the prices on the things in your booth? Or it's time to paint or change a piece up? I just don't know how long is too long for things to be sitting in my booth. Thanks, Carol!

Susan said...

The basket is gorgeous! Great idea using the plastic floral tablecloth. I love anything made by Laura Ashely.

Kat said...

Carol, that is so pretty. I am ready for a picnic. Have a wonderful weekend.

By Neymes said...

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Beansieleigh said...

Beautifully done!! Will definitely give this a try sometime! ~tina

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great summer project. I'm so glad there are still rose print lovers out there. Sometimes I think I'm the only one left. Your appliques are the perfect finishing touch.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty Carol! It really does make me want to go on a picnic where the food always tastes so good.

nia said...

This is so beautiful. You are so creative, Thank you, with my love, nia

Celestina Marie said...

Love it Carol, The plaster applique makes it perfect. The lining is gorgeous. I have two picnic baskets in my stash ready for paint. Yours really does make me want to go on a picnic.
Hugs!

Amanda said...

I'm going to have to try that liner tutorial! I have a pretty Longaberger basket that needs one asap :)

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and sweet!!! Perfect for those summer picnics! Love the pretties you won!! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

Elle said...

Carol, this picnic basket is so pretty , love the lining it's so girly , would love to go on a picnic. You bring the basket I'll bring the wine lol.. really this basket is dreamy it will sell fast ,especially with this beautiful spring weather we are having
Happy picnicking your friend Elle@sweetpeaschicnshabbies

Roselle said...

Oh my! NOW you show this....a few weeks ago I passed up a picnic basket while thrifting! LOVE it....love your wine choice too ;) One of my favs. I had heard you won that garland and it's adorable. Congrats on your wins!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

What a fabulous idea to add that applique on the lid. Such a lovely touch -- aside from the lining!

Marilyn said...

Just another idea for me to try now that I AM RETIRED!. I still need to go in and check out at school, but the plumbers are putting in a new pressure tank for me this afternoon. Had to go without water last weekend and I felt like an old pioneer woman hauling water! Good thing I learned something on my first and LAST camping trip a couple of years ago on survival in the wilderness--aka my home! Can't wait to start some of my projects with YOU as my inspiration.♥♫

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

YES, I would love to go on a picnic with that beautiful basket! You always make pretty things!
The garage sale went pretty well today! I'm going to make a few donations to get the garage back in order!
Happy weekend.
Warmly,
deb

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing again how to do this--I have been wanting to try it ever since you showed it last time! Love your picnic baskets too :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your baskets are very inviting and certainly does make one want to go on a picnic! Just beautiful! Love them. Nancy

Createology said...

This is roseilicious! I adore picnic baskets and all they represent...time with someone special. Picnic baskets are my very favorite wedding gift to give. Always unique and never duplicated!! Romance and Roses...

Belladonna said...

You are my fairy of the cutest transformations!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Gorgeous basket Carol! It does make me want to take my children for a picnic.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Carol the fabric is so pretty! I love the applique technique too. So talented!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Carol I can't reply back to you. There are a couple of companies out there but usually sky high. This one was affordable. Thanks for stopping by! The Annie Sloan feature was exciting for my since I love working with it.

Lynn B said...

What a lovely idea, very pretty!

Sherry said...

Beautiful picnic basket. I have a similar basket that could use a makeover like yours. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

Loretta Castorini said...

Hi Carol,
I just found your blog, because I'm FINALLY opening a booth at an antiques mall, and wanted to 'research' before I started filling/pricing/etc...

Thanks for the MANY great posts, truly appreciated!
I will be reading you regularly now!! Newest follower!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love it girlfriend. I've lined a few but it's been MANY years and they didn't look as sweet as yours!

My booth is going GREAT... I have a good idea WHAT sells these days so let me know when you want me to share with you!

xoRebecca

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh my how pretty Carol. I redid a basket too but not nearly as pretty as yours. I love the molds!

The Stitching Coop said...

Wow the only thing missing from this post is a mate to share the goodies with. Well done. I love up cycling & making new anything so this is definitely a pleaser for me as I love a good pic-a-nic! Also, thank you so much for sharing the plaster tip. I have a tall boy I'm wanting to get some plaster ornaments for and now that I know I can do them myself, all the better. Thank you. Tammy

Perfectly Printed said...

Love this picnic basket! And what great idea to use a plastic tablecloth!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The basket is beautiful! I am always amazed at your creativity.
xx,
Sherry

Lirtea said...

Precioso. Gracias

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Graceful Rose said...

Carol, yes I did receive your comment thanking me for the cake server. I am sorry if you didn't get it. I have that exact same picnic basket, I will have to try the gum paste thingie one of these days. I have been so busy fixing up my art studio and hubby has the entire living room gutted so I don't know where anything is. I had to pack up everything for this remodel. I am so glad you like the cake server and you definitely deserve to win! Have a great day!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Somehow, I totally missed this post! You're just the make over queen! Lovely basket!
Congrats on your other win and you're most welcome for the garland. ♥

lynn said...

congrats on your wins, lucky! love the sweet basket appliques and the pretty fabric liner!

Rhissanna said...

Gosh, I don't know how I missed this! I love picnics, I love baskets and I love, love, Laura Ashley. I used to have one of her early screen prints, from way back when she and her hubby were making them on the kitchen table. That's a gorgeous little picnic hamper you've made, and what a wonderful way of making scrolls! Congrats on the lovely giveaway prizes!

NanaDiana said...

YOU are amazing!!!!! I love it and that fabric is gorgeous- xo Diana

Carly said...

Lovely DIY !
xoxo happy weekend!
Carly

Jeannine said...

Adorable. I have a pair that might get a makeover after seeing this.