Easter Baskets

I enjoy trying new craft projects and techniques.  Inspired by Amy Hanna, I decided try my hand at paper mache.  Using a vintage basket mold, I created these little beauties.
  I had invisioned making many of these little treasures for my sisters and friends.  Needless to say, paper mache and I do not get along and I only ended up completing 3 baskets. 

I would love to hear if anyone has any tips or techniques in getting paper mache to dry and come out of molds easy.

Have a wonderful day dear friends.


Suz said...

Sheila, I love those. Where in the world did you find a vintage basket mold? I have not done the molds but I have sometimes put it in a low oven. I always put it in a dry, warm place and don't attempt it on damp days.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

These are adorable! You did a lovely job! Paper mache is on my "to-do" list too ~ my last attempt was not so successful! LOL!

traci said...

those are really cute. you did a great job. sorry i can't offer any advice. your craft projects are way above my level. :).

Leah C said...

Those cute lil' beaded baskets don't tell the whole story, do they?! Thanks so much for mine...I love it:)

Julie Marie said...

Those are so pretty Sheila!... I made some things out of paper mache when I was a little girl in school, but nowadays, I don't have a clue how to make it!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jessica Rodarte said...

Those are very sweet! I need to try to work with paper mache one of these days!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good fun, messy time! I haven't paper macehed since I made an egg pinata in grade school!
These turned out so cute.

Unknown said...

I would like to know too because I find it extremely challenging to work with. Have a great weekend Sheila!


Hearts Turned said...

These are so beautiful, Sheila! You work a bit of magic in everything you do, my friend...I always love your wonderful creations!


miss lynn said...

sheila, these
as are all
of your
just beautiful!
i am not a
paper mache*er
but i really like
the paper clay!
works great and
is cheap*ish.
(40% off coupon
in hand!)