Wednesday, July 8, 2009

fun-filled as usual...

Well before tackling our Martha "Go Green" totes, we of course went to lunch and then stopped at a produce stand that we've been eying up for quite some time. It's one of those places that you always pass and always say, "One day we have to stop there". Well we went in and actually quickly left, the owners made it extremely uncomfortable! Well they at least had some beautiful flowers...

Sorry, there's just something about flowers that always makes my day. Anyways, back to the totes. These took forever! But mostly because we are definitely craft perfectionists. We started with a large tote that we purchased at JoAnn's Fabrics for around 6$. We also just used acrylic paint, a paint brush and..... potatoes!
Here's what we did...

1. We set up our paint and brushes
2. We cut our potatoes, cutting them longways so that we had many to use and then cutting some small and some wide slits in the potatoes for the "stencil".
3. Paint the potatoes with color of choice
4. And stamp! I love how floral they look.
Here's some more pictures of the process,

Me painting a potato :)
There's a pic of Kira's finished project and the HUGE mess we made!
Here's mine... but the final step was to--
5. Add buttons. Just hot glue on, no need to sew!

You can also check out Kira's blog with more pics and recaps
And that's all folks! Have a great night!


  1. Love what you did here! Think they came out great!

  2. Thanks Laura! They would be a great craft for the kiddies too.