Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crafty Cabbage

With Easter on the brain , I stumbled across this cute idea at Martha and thought I would give it a try.

Martha and her guest Laurie Davis made it look pretty simple....A paper mache box...nothing to it!

Paint a green color....piece of cake!
Disassemble a silk cabbage from Michael' sweat!
Start gluing leaves on the bottom of the box, starting with the smallest leaf...umm..ok....I fumbled around with this step quite a bit...I finally got it's a good thing I wasn't on t.v.!

I continued gluing on the leaves and and it went pretty smoothly from here on out...

I used a little glitter on some of the leaves,
After all the glue dried, I used a little Easter grass and robin's eggs in the center

I think it turned out cute

Laurie made a handle for the cabbage but I decided I liked it without a handle

Thanks for stopping by, you should try this, the completed project really looks great!


  1. That is gorgeous! Such a great idea! Thanks for showing us the process.


  2. Lovely, adorable, sweet, precious, darling!

  3. Adorable! SO sweet! They would look perfect on an Easter table setting! :)

  4. Think of all the possibilities...centerpieces with other large petal flowers.
    Michael's will be a stop for me this week.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  5. Love this, Michelle! Seems easy enough for me to handle, too! I can just see these as part of a tablescape.

  6. Love it. I think even I could pull that one off!

  7. What a great idea. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  8. It's beginning to look a lot like Easter!

    Very cute, and great tutorial!

  9. Great idea and yours turned out beautifully. It has personality!

  10. I really like this! It is so cute and not the usual Easter decor.

  11. I love this...your directions are so clear. Came out so cute

  12. It did turn out cute. I had to look twice at that glue the leaves on step. No if I only had a silk cabbage around here...I could try it!


  13. How cute! I love it! Makes me want to run to Michaels!

  14. I LOVE this! Thanks for showing us that Martha Stewart's craft isn't too hard to try. I think this is so unique and pretty. Love the glitter you added too.


  15. I don't think my comment went through. This is so pretty. THanks for sharing it with us. I'll have to give it a try.

  16. Hi Michelle,
    What a cute idea. I love it and I love your blog. I was here the other day and saw your "Chippy Paint Finish: Ball Finial" tutorial. Loved it so much I decided to give it a try. I'll be posting my little makeover tomorrow if you'd like to stop by. You are a true inspiration to me. Thank you. Have a wonderful evening. Until next time.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  17. Oh wow that is just beautiful! Right Im following you lol! Come have a mosey over to my blog! Your blog is just lovely!!
    Janet x

  18. Hey I went and bought the cabbage leaves tonight and the box!!! Thats so beautiful woman!! xox
    **gives huggs to you** for having good good things to show and cause I want to! lol

  19. Hi Michelle...

    I'm just coming from your fabulous Easter tablescape where you used these gorgeous cabbage baskets. I had to come and check out how you made them! I would love to try my hand at these. Thank you for sharing these pretties with us and the instructions!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  20. Very, very sweet - love the basket...

  21. Beautiful! The colors are so versatile, too. :)


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