French Inspired Burlap Willow Bottle Basket

February 27, 2013

Well, we've finally had our first real snow of the season out here in the midwest.  Boy, was it weird to have a relatively snowless winter. So weird that I found myself actually wishing for a snowstorm! That wish came true and now it's a veritable winter wonderland.  And only 21 days until spring.  Go figure.

That being said, I guess it's about time I shared with you one of my Christmas gifts from Mr. CBD.  It's a willow bottle basket and I absolutely love it.

But of course I couldn't just leave well enough alone, now could I?  I had some burlap left over from a previous project and I literally heard it calling to me.  Has that ever happened to you?  Anyway, after I pulled it out I saw that it was already the perfect size to fit right around my basket.  But it just seemed a bit too plain, you know?  So I added a little French-inspired sumpin' sumpin'.  And there you have it.

I thought it looked especially good sitting between my shabby chic stamped candles.  You can find my tutorial for those HERE.
It was so simple to do.  I just whipped out my Martha Stewart stencils and stencil brushes and got to work.
Typewriter Stencil Set
Stencil Brush Set
They both came from Michael's.  As did the black acrylic paint.
I really love how it turned out.

I know you usually see these types of bottle carriers made out of metal and not wood.  But I'm liking mine just fine.
How about you?
Hope you're all safe and warm, wherever you are.
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great gift. I love willow baskets, and I like the French touch you added. It's kinda slushy here right now. More snow expected.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, It's that finishing touch that you are so good at...taking it to the next level of lovely ness . Bravo to your sweet hubby, as I say to mine, yes grasshopper, you are learning! ;-). I am picturing your pretty yard in a layer of white! Love, Penny

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice gift, and I like it with the candles.
We are suppose to get snow this weekend - right now "they" are saying flurries. Bring on Spring.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it. Burlap and stencils make a great marriage.
Nice and sunny here today with temps in the high 60s.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

The basket was lovely to start but it is sheer perfection now that you've added your touch to it.

chateau chic said...

Love how you dressed up your basket!!
Mary Alice

Cheryl said...

Charming! Girl... you've got some wicked talent :-)
big hugs,

Beth said...

What a great gift from the hubby! You definitely gave it even more style with your burlap ribbon. Perfect.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Kathleen, and it looks great on your table. How do you like the Martha Stewart stencil brushes? I need some new ones.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It did turn out perfect!!! Just the write added touch! Your hubby sure knows you! You asked about getting the stencils on sale. I just went and checked and there was a sale, another day I checked they had even more off a 50% sale...I wonder if you can get on a mailing list to know when the sales are? I know they are way to much for me to pay full price!


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Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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