Tuesday

A Wire Basket Full of Apples


Almost all of the stuff and decorations I used during Summer time are already packed.  The new season got me buying lots of apples at the closest farmers market and with so many apples at hand the necessity of where to store them made me look at this stand with good eyes :)


A simple stand you used during Summer time. It's not pretty, that's why most of the time, after serving its purpose is simply thrown away.  Well, not this time ;)

The handles were covered with jute rope. Three feet of chicken wire were enough to cover the basket all around.  (Use GLOVES when handling this chicken ;)

Small pieces of wire tied the chicken wire to the bottom of the stand.

And to the top border.

An "aged look" was given by lightly spray painting it with my three magic colors: Black, orange and brown.

A metal tag was then created.  The tag shapes were traced onto a piece of metal duct and cut out, a regular hole punch was used to open the holes where the tag was going to be attach to the basket.

The two metal shapes will become only one tag holder.  This kind of metal can be easily bent as shown in the pictures below.

Paper fasteners can be used to attach it to the basket.  But first it needs to be painted... Once again, trying to give it an aged look.

Three fasteners were used on each side, and some scratches were also done, hmm you already know why ;)

Finally a Yummy! label was added because that's what my daughter says every time I prepare her apple sauce.

The basket is now sitting on the kitchen island holding oranges, squash and mostly apples.

For a delicious and easy apple sauce recipe you should check the one Sarah shares right HERE.

Yummy!



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30 comments :

  1. Look how cute that basket it! I love it and the metal tag is the perfect finishing touch. I need to go get apples! Oh- and I need a wire basket, too!;>) xo Diana

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  2. Such a cute idea. I love your basket full of apples.

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  3. What a great idea, Cristina. It really looks beautiful on your counter.

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  4. What a cute idea! I cant believe you made those labels! Wow! you are so creative! Love them!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  5. Cristina hola!! que linda quedó tu canasta, me encantan esta clase de detalles deco en metal para la cocina... y además se ve hermosa con esas manzanas! Victoria

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  6. ok i see baskets like that all the time never thought to add chicken wire!! too cute!

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  7. Great work on your basket! How is it that a simple basket full of apples has such fall-ish charm? :)
    I found you via Centsational Girl's link party. Here is my tablescape! http://www.migonishome.com/2013/10/autumn-tablescape.html
    Jen

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  8. Cristina, seriously you should start selling some of your fabulous DIY! This is perfect - size and character too! love it!

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  9. I looooove this! The chicken wire was so clever and it really does elevate the basket and make it look really pretty and fall-like. The label is so genius as well. Always amazed when I visit here :)

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  10. I LOVE this Cristina! It is seriously adorable, and very cleaver on the magic colors! The metal tags is pure genius too! You are my hero...again!

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  11. Awesome idea! I love the extra touches you put into it with the aged paint and label. So cute!

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  12. That is so clever! I could see this being sprayed gold too! I may steal this idea :)

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  13. I love it Cristina :-) I love how you made it so pretty and the 'yummy' is perfect! :-) great idea!

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  14. That's the prettiest apple basket I've ever seen! I can't believe you even made the metal tag... well, maybe I can, but only because it's you. Only you could come up with that! It looks like its been on there for years! Love it :) XO

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  15. Way to create another genius project Cristina! I love love love your tag.

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  16. Wow! I am so into wire baskets right now. I never would have thought to make my own. What a creative tutorial you shared! Saw your link on Itsoverflowing.com
    www.mamagetsitdone.blogspot.com

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  17. Cristina que ingeniosa eres , esa canasta me encanta por su simpleza y belleza ,

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  18. what a neat idea!! Love you wire basket and that you added some color to it as well. :)

    I'm having a give a way going on right now, if you're interested I hope you enter. :)
    it's a fall inspired sign I painted.

    Have a Lovely day,
    Molly

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  19. Love your basket!! Great idea on how you made the tags.

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  20. Love the chicken wire, how creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  21. What a fabulous idea and great project! The wire basket looks beautiful!!! Love it!

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  22. Very creative!

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The post goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. This looks beautiful, love the chicken wire. Perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Cute, cute, cute! Oh, my gosh, that is such a great idea .Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Stone Gable TTT. Nancy

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  25. I just love your basket and the tag you made is amazing...you are so smart!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. Everything you do is so amazing! I love this idea! Thanks for the great tutorial too. Blessings to you, Patti

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  27. Wow Cristina! What a beautiful transformation. You did an awesome job! I want one!

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  28. Okay! I have to tell you this. "BRILLIANT". You played this DIY like a boss. Loved it.

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  29. Oh my gosh Cristina, I have 2 baskets just like this and couldn't figure out what to do with them, such a great idea! Great job with this! <3 - charmedcrown.blogspot.com

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