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Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson

Friendship Basket by Linda Peterson

Friendship Basket HERO e1304084079706 Friendship Garden 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

Materials:
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 Graphicsfairy.com)
Aleene’s Collage Pauge – Glossy
Black acrylic paint
Sponge brush
Sanding block
Scissors

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
Scissors
Heat gun or oven
Cellophane treat bag
3-4 cups of potting soil

Decoupaged Clay Pot

FRIENDSHIP GARDEN BASKET 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Paint rim and under rim with acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.
FRIENDSHIP GARDEN BASKET 2 300x199 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Cut out paper from pattern.  Apply decoupage medium to paper and clay pot.
FRIENDSHIP GARDEN BASKET 3 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Apply paper, smoothing edges.  Allow to dry.
FRIENDSHIP GARDEN BASKET 4 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Cut out decorative image and decoupage onto front of clay pot.  Allow to dry.
FRIENDSHIP GARDEN BASKET 5 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Sand paint in random areas around the rim.

Friendship garden plant markers

PLANT MARKER 1 300x199 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Apply green dye ink to surface of stick.
PLANT MARKER 2 300x199 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Ink Stamp and press image onto craft stick.
PLANT MARKER 3 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson 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

SOIL TAG 1 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Add potting soil to bag and tie closed. Stamp bird image onto tag .
SOIL TAG 2 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Remove excess tag with scissors. Color tag with dye inks or chalk as desired.Distress edges.
SOIL TAG 3 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Stamp round frame image onto shrink plastic and cut out.
SOIL TAG 4 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Write “Potting soil” in center of frame with permanent marker. Heat and shrink plastic.Glue  plastic disk to tag.
SOIL TAG 5 300x200 Friendship Garden Basket by Linda Peterson Tie tag to bag.