Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Craft Hoarders January 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous January 2016 Blog Hop! The Hoarders Crew is starting out the new year with some fantastic projects to share!

My blog is the first blog in the hop! After visiting me, hop over to Debbie Seyer's Blog next! For the full list of Bloggers, see the list at the end of this post! Keep an eye out for Bloggers who are giving away Blog Candy!

I packed up my Christmas decor over the weekend, because we are leaving on a January vacation and I wanted to get the house back to "normal" before leaving. Since I am out of holiday mode, I decided to create a springtime basket out of my hoard this month! 

I love hot pink and aqua together, so this was a perfect combination! The rustic basket and burlap with the elegant lace and flowers...oh la la! I love to create fun gift packaging or "favors" or just fun storage. This little beauty is the prototype for an event I am attending in March. I hope to make one for each lady at the gathering! Filled with goodies, of course!

I de-hoarded these berry baskets that I purchased over a year ago. I saw them and just "had to have" them. The aqua color is so cute! I had plans for these last year, but never got around to doing anything with them. It's time to de-hoard them! 

I wrapped the top of the basket with some strips of burlap and then topped that with some cream lace. I just hot glued everything! I should own up to the fact that I hoard burlap, too! I love burlap. It hits that note of country chic that I love!

I dug into my VAST flower hoard for some pink, cream, and aqua flowers. I gave the cream flowers a little spritz with Vanilla Breeze glimmer mist! I also added a twine bow. I think these colors together with the dark aqua basket are lovely! 

These baskets are 4" x 4" x 2 3/4", and the perfect size for small goodies or storage for small craft items. I stacked some ephemera cards and little envelopes and such into my basket. I keep some baskets on my desk where I toss odds and ends as I craft, or I use them for temporary storage when I am working on a project. This basket has holes, so I would not use it for anything small, but...some candy bars would go nicely!

Thanks for visiting this month! Now hop on to Debbie Seyer's Blog!

Make sure you visit all the ladies in the group. They have some AMAZING projects to share. A few of the gals may have Blog Candy to give away as well! 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel (you are here)
Debbie Seyer
Jacquie Southas
Glenda Brooks
Amber Milone
Tracey Sabella
Donna Idlet
Wendi Robinson
Teresa Horner
Barbara Rankin
Karen Zueger-Brownell
Christy Houser

Burlap: Canvas Corp Brands 12x12 burlap sheet
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon Tabitha Natural Crochet Lace, Natural Burlap String 
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels Vanilla Breeze
Berry basket: Michael's Craft Store
Ephemera: Canvas Corp Brands various ephemera cards
Adhesive: hot glue


  1. Hi Gloria, what a origninal idea and beautiful basket. I love the colours and pretty flowers.
    Best regards Petra

  2. Beautifully decorated!

  3. Just so pretty!

  4. Awww Gloria it's beautiful and I love the color combo on this!!!! Have a fun and safe Vacation!!! I am waiting until I think closer to the end of January to take all my Christmas stuff down, I love seeing it :)
    Hugs to you, and BEAUTIFUL JOB!!! As always

  5. Wow!! This is just beautiful xx

  6. What a beautiful project, Gloria. A lovely place to store your "hoard" of goodies. Love the natural burlap and lace with these pretty spring colors!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. great project -love all your colors
    Barb Housner

  8. Wow, so beautiful. I love having a hop for me - hoarder.

  9. How lovely is this ? great idea i love it !

  10. This is lovely. I love the colors and the beautiful baskets. The flowers are beautiful and the papers inside ..oh would love to snoop.

  11. beautiful basket. I can never group flowers together like that. It takes talent to make it look that good.

  12. Wow!!.. Really amazed how a simple basket can be transformed into such a beauty !!

  13. What a vibrant color combination. Love the aqua and pink together. Your projects are always so awesome Gloria. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love this. How beautiful!

  15. This is just what I needed on this chilly morning! gloria,I can see why you had these berry baskets in your hoard! I've passed them up at the craft store many times, but each time, I was drawn to them! I love how you've added those bright flowers and the strip of burlap layered with the lace is just spring in a basket! Can I come to the gathering????