I made these fun and colorful Mod Podge Peat Pot Easter Baskets a couple years ago, when we still lived in our former house. As I’m preparing to decorate for Easter in our new 100 year old house, I thought it would be fun to show you again how I made these mini Easter baskets.
This was one of my favorite crafts I’ve ever done for Easter. To make these peat pot baskets was quite easy, (this could be a fun craft for kids too) I just found it to be so relaxing, puttering away on them, and it was very low cost as well.
For me, since I have so many craft supplies and paints etc. this would have been the only additional cost for except I found this bag of peat pots out in the barn, so I actually had everything on hand. But this is what you would need to buy if you didn’t have a shed full of stuff… (which now that we’ve moved, I’m glad to report that we cleaned out that shed full of stuff!!)
I gathered all my craft stuff together, like this vintage ribbon I had purchased on Ebay. (great resource for vintage ribbon)
After I painted the peat pots and set them aside to dry, (I found that inverting them on the craft paint bottles was the perfect height to keep them off the counter) I started to work on the graphics I planned to Mod Podge onto the peat pot baskets.
Playing around on power point, this is the graphic I came up with. The cute vintage bunny band is a graphic I found on Graphics Fairy. She has tons of fantastic antique and vintage graphics for you to use for free!
I added the letters with a font called ‘Orniste’ I downloaded from dafont.com. That’s one font resource I haven’t had any trouble with… some other font resources have added junk on my computer that I’ve had to fix.
I cut the bunny letters apart and after the paint on the peat pots was totally dry, I applied a generous coating of Mod Podge, then laid the bunny letter on the pot and more Mod Podge over the top. I printed the bunny graphics on my inkjet printer, so the colors did want to run once they got wet with the Mod Podge… so be warned, either use a laser printer, or don’t rebrush the Mod Podge once it goes on.
To prevent the ribbon handles from flopping over on the peat pot Easter baskets, I lined the inside of the ribbon with thick cardstock paper. I just simply cut it out just slightly thinner and shorter than the ribbon. Then with a hot glue gun, glued the cardstock stiffener to the ribbon.
I left each end of the handles unglued though, that gave me a way to attach it to the peat pot baskets. I slipped the basket between the ribbon and cardstock stiffener, and glued both to the peat pots.
I added buttons to each handle side just by hot gluing them onto the ribbon once it was secured onto the pots.
Then for a fun, yet totally free, nesting material to set the eggs on, my husband ran some newspaper through the paper shredder at work.
Now I just need to figure out where I’m going to put these E-A-S-T-E-R baskets in our new 100 year old house…
Want to try your hand at making some of these peat pot baskets? Well here you can shop everything you need:
Large Jiffy peat pots, Small Jiffy peat pots, Mod Podge starter kit… with both gloss and matte finishes and brushes, Mod Podge matte finish only, Mod Podge gloss finish only, 18 pc acrylic paint set, and Ebay for a great vintage ribbon source.
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