Monday, June 3, 2013

♥ Gardener Tin Basket ♥ {Crafty Secrets June Linky Party!}

Happy June everyone! Is is HOT by you?? It has been scorching hot here! A little too hot too soon! But Summer is just about here, so what else can we expect! And speaking of Summer...that means it gardening time!! And it's also time for a new Linky Party and DT challenge at the Crafty Secrets Blog! This month's DT challenge guessed it...gardening! You don't have to make anything garden related to join the party though! Any type creation using a Crafty Secrets product is all you need to join and have a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to the Crafty Secrets Store! And just for joining you automatically get a $6 Credit Coupon to the Crafty Secrets Store!!

I made up a little "basket" to give the gardener in your life! I started with a simple little galvanized metal planter that I picked up in Michaels for a few dollars, a Maya Road Tin (that their chipboard comes in), some metal plant markers, mini gardening tools, Vegetable seed packets, gloves and the NEW Vegetable Garden Digi Set by Crafty Secrets! Love this sweet set!! (There is also an AMAZING Flower Garden Set too!!)

First, I painted the Maya Road tin with some White Acrylic Paint.

When dry, I added a piece of seam binding ribbon around it and then the sweet Seed Packet image with 3 carrots over the top. Inside I enclosed some real Vegetable Seed Packets.

Next I added some seam binding around the tin planter and then added the "Vegetable Garden", Watering Can and Spade Digi Stamps to the front.

Fill the tin with some Spanish Moss.

Next, I made some cute little plant markers using some of the Veggies from the Digi Set. I colored them in with some Copics and adhered them to the side of the metal markers. (The paper on them is from the Radiant Paper Collection.)

Lastly, arrange everything in the tin to make a cute basket for someone. The "How to Grow Vegetables" Digi makes a cute cover for a Garden Journal!

Don't forget to leave some love for the other amazingly talented Crafty Secrets DT Members as well!!
                                                      ♥ Vicki Chrisman ~ DT Leader
                                                      ♥ Michele Kovack
                                                      ♥ Darlene Pavlick
                                                      ♥ Rebekah Fairies
                                                      ♥ Sheila Rumney

Have a wonderful day!


1CardCreator said...

This is so creative and adorable too! ~Diane

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a fantastic project! love all of the parts you have created! :)

Sarah - Crea S said...

This is such a clever gift! Really love it!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a fun gift basket Melissa! I love how you combined everything with the mix of old lettering and how you colored the veggies.

Thanks for sharing

Chriss America Real said...

Oh I want this! What a clever idea and fantastic gift!



Rebekah said...

WOW! This is super fantastic! Love the idea! So beautiful. Perfect gift for a friend:)

Vicki Chrisman said...

This is fantastic! love it!

Ann said...

Very creative project and wonderful use of the new digi's. Hope your doing well.

CathyinMN said...

Cute project! What a fun little gift!

Lori Aragon said...

I love this Melissa! Please tell me how you come up with all these fabulous ideas!!! You are sooooo creative :)

Darlene said...

OH WOW Melissa ... this is SO ADORABLE and such a FABULOUS gift idea for my sister-in-law ... thanks! Great job on this wonderful tutorial!