Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Apple Basket Lid to Rustic Snowflake...let it snow...

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You may have heard that Minnesota got a "little" snow yesterday.  A little early for most considering our winter was so VERY long last year.  I decided to make the most of it and finish up a project that has been in my head for a while...

I purchased a few of these rustic apple basket lids at the Junk Bonanza in September.  The first thing I saw was a snowflake.  Do you see it too?
I took a sponge brush and some white craft paint and literally slapped it on.  Keeping with the "rustic", perfectly/imperfect look that I love.
Then I used letter stamps to add a first snow "appropriate" words...
Chipping with Charm: Basket Lid Snowflakes...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I "wonder" why it had to snow so soon ;)
Chipping with Charm: Basket Lid Snowflakes...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Actually, when you live with these 2 happy kiddos...how can you not find...
Chipping with Charm: Basket Lid Snowflakes...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/ 
...and DELIGHT in the WONDER of the first snow?  
Especially when that results in a "Snow Day" off from school :)

You might also remember the basket lids turned chalkboard signs I made last fall.
(See that idea and more FALL junk HERE.)
Chipping with Charm: Basket Lid Snowflakes...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
What do you think?
Does the snow inspire you to "cozy up" and do some projects?
Sharing this at...
Funky Junk Interiors for Sat Nite Special 
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Vintage Inspiration Party  
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I never feel like saying "thank you" is enough... 
But, THANK YOU and God Bless you and yours!
Chat soon,


  1. Love your let it snow sign and those terrific snowflakes!! Those are so cute!! I wish I had some apple basket tops, I would so make a couple of these! We are suppose to get flurries Thursday, my fingers are crossed!! :) :) Great first snow picture! Have a great day!! xo Holly

  2. That is a cute sign, Laurel..and cute snowflakes. The kids are so cute. Can you believe we have snow already? I can't! You got a lot more than we did. xo Diana

  3. As cute as it can get! But not as cute as the kiddos.

  4. I love your basket lid snowflakes...such a cute idea! Looks like you got more than just a little snow. That would be considered a lot of snow here in northern Virginia.
    Mary Alice

  5. oc, now, snow??? brrr, not yet please ;)
    but with you is beautiful as always!

    ps. kisses form Poland:*

  6. What a cool idea. Looks fabulous! :) Julie

  7. No way! Those are so cute! I have about ten of those sitting in my garage just collecting dust and spiders when I could have been making "cool" snowflakes with them. Great idea!!! BTW, the Buckeyes are coming up that way this weekend. Can you make it a little bit warmer for them?

  8. I've never heard of an apple basket lid before, but that I have…. I want like 10 of them! I love how super easy, rustic and gorgeous this project is. Great idea :)

  9. So cute, Laurel! They look great with the chalkboard too!

  10. I thought of a snowflake as soon as I saw white. Great idea.


  11. Love the apple basket lid snowflakes. So cute and the kiddo's in the snow adorable!

  12. Great projects and idea, I love it :) Thanks for stopping by :)

  13. It feels like winter here, we received only a sprinkling of snow but it was 19 degrees this morning. I think the little ones are adorable and I'm sure they welcomed the snow. Love your chalkboard.

  14. I do see snowflakes and I love what you did with these. So darn creative as always. I won't be holding my breath for a snow day around here, but I can certainly see why your little ones were happy! Thanks so much for sharing with Vintage Inspiration Party.


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