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Winter Wonderland Berry Basket

Berry basket displays make a world of fun that can be added 
to an end-table or shelf...sort of like a snow globe, but without the glass!
I have this cute piece that was shared over at the
ECHO PARK PAPER BLOG
 
Pulp berry baskets are very popular right now, so they’re pretty easy to find at craft stores, 
flea markets or a farmer’s supply.  Today I have chosen a dark turquoisey/aqua 
colored basket, a couple of wooden trees that I found at Hobby Lobby, some craft paint 
and stencils from the “Hello Winter” Collection.



The trees were painted with a leaf green acrylic paint and allowed to dry thoroughly.  
Next, I used the Mini Dot Stencil, the Snowflakes #2 Stencil, white acrylic paint and
 a sponge brush to apply the stenciled design to each tree.  You will want to use a 
‘dry brush’ type of method with the stencils, so be sure to tap out any excess 
paint before dabbing over the stencil.

 After the stenciled areas were dry, enamel dots, stickers, chipboard stickers and/or
 Designer Brads were used to decorate the fronts.  A sturdy paper straw was glued
 to the back of each star and set aside.

 A piece of floral foam was cut so that it would fit down into the basket.  Next, a thick
 coating of pearlized modeling cream was slathered on top of the foam , sprinkled
 with clear glitter and then allowed to completely dry.  You can also use a textured 
snow or cotton batting for covering the foam!

 While allowing the foam to dry, the chipboard polar bear was glued to the front of a
 paper straw and his cheek was embellished with a pink enamel dot. 

The straws were cut to the desired lengths and then inserted into the foam. 
 Use a dab of glue around the bottom of the straws to secure them in place.

 To the front of the basket, the “Hello Winter” scrolled sentiment from the  
Ephemera Pack was added with glue dots.

 The Comfy Sweater Paper was cut into 1/8” strips.  The strips were then crimped with
 a paper crimper and used as a basket filler around the edge of the floral foam.

 Add more trees, more chipboard pieces or even try stenciling the basket to create your own unique display!  This is also an easy project for the kids to help along with.
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