Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson

Friendship Basket by Linda Peterson

Friendship Basket by Linda Peterson

Give the gift that keeps on growing with this Friendship Garden Basket.  Basic materials combine to create this gift basket that tells someone special you are thinking of them!  As seen on Livin’ the Creative Life TV with Linda Peterson.

Watch Linda’s fun and inspirational Friendship Garden Basket YouTube video tuturial

In addition to basic craft supplies you will need a basket, paper shreds, small shovel, seed packets of choice.

Decoupaged Clay Pot with Bird

Click here for downloadable pattern

4” clay pot – or size of choice
Decorative paper of choice (neutral color and background or use newsprint)
Collage image(s) (a bird motif was used in this project – courtesy of
Aleene’s Collage Pauge – Glossy
Black acrylic paint
Sponge brush
Sanding block

Friendship garden plant markers
Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
Green distress dye ink ( or color of choice)
Black pigment ink
Rubber stamp – Vintage rectangle frame used in our project
Permanent marker or alphabet stamps

Friendship Potting Soil Tag
Manila tag
Rubber stamp image of choice (we used a vintage bird theme)
Round vintage frame stamp (or stamp of choice)
Distress inks in color of choice
Black pigment ink
Permanent marker
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat gun or oven
Cellophane treat bag
3-4 cups of potting soil

Decoupaged Clay Pot

Paint rim and under rim with acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.
Cut out paper from pattern.  Apply decoupage medium to paper and clay pot.
Apply paper, smoothing edges.  Allow to dry.
Cut out decorative image and decoupage onto front of clay pot.  Allow to dry.
Sand paint in random areas around the rim.

Friendship garden plant markers

Apply green dye ink to surface of stick.
Ink Stamp and press image onto craft stick.
Write the name of the flower or seed on the marker if you like.
Option:  Seal with Collage Pauge Glossy to make the marker water resistant.

Friendship Potting Soil Tag

Add potting soil to bag and tie closed. Stamp bird image onto tag .
Remove excess tag with scissors. Color tag with dye inks or chalk as desired.Distress edges.
Stamp round frame image onto shrink plastic and cut out.
Write “Potting soil” in center of frame with permanent marker. Heat and shrink plastic.Glue  plastic disk to tag.
Tie tag to bag.