For Day 27 I deconstructed a basket, and tried to change it from a spring basket to a Christmas basket. To be perfectly honest, this was a three day project, but I saved yesterday's and the previous day's photos so I could show it all today. I finished up as the last of my Thanksgiving guests were leaving.
I began by removing the floral design from the basket and bringing out my snow and white spray paint, both of which I had gotten at my Household Hazardous Waste Swap and Shop. I pay for it in my taxes, so I feel I have the right to get free goodies any time I'm in the area. Alongside the basket are some snowflakes I want to add to the basket.
My first problem came when I tried to use the Krylon spray paint. It definitely didn't want to spray, even though I removed the sprayer and cleaned it inside the house. When it still refused to spray, I removed the sprayer from the snow and used it.
My second problem was the white paint activated the green dye on the basket. Now I had a huge problem on my hands (and fingers, too).
Not to be deterred, I sprayed the glittery gold snowflakes white.
I removed the sprayer from the paint, washed it inside, and placed it on the snow. I was starting to like what I saw, even though the white from the paint had turned a bright green. That was the end of Day 1 of this project, and I carefully placed it inside where it was warm and could dry properly.
For Day 2 of this project, it was time to bring out my matte finish sealer so the snow would be less vulnerable to the elements. I had read the snow would clean up with soap and water, and I didn't want that.
However, when I sprayed the sealer, the snow was somehow activated in a
I had gone this far though, and I intended to finish what I started. All that was left was adding the finishing touches and the pieces I wanted to include in the basket. I finished late this evening, after my guests had gone home, as you can see.
It may not be the project I had hoped for, but it was the project I was stuck with. And I recycled old Christmas ornaments and art I made in the past. Tomorrow (Friday) when I decorate my home for Christmas, it will take its place outside where it will hang on my porch instead of a wreath this year.
This is Day 27 of Art Every Day Month, or AEDM where I spent three days creating this Christmas basket to hang on my front porch to greet and welcome people to my home.
As always I'm delighted you visited, and maybe got a laugh or two out of this post. It was more fun to write up than it was to actually work on this recycled basket. And if I didn't make it around to visit today, please chalk it up to a holiday celebration at my place.