Vintage Christmas Golden Book Baskets

Hello, and  Happy Holiday Season!
I hope you have been “living in the moment, ” squeezing all of the fun and excitement out of the season, and spending quality time with loved ones. 🙂
Life, as life can be, has been crazy and good, but has pulled me away from my fun little blog.  Nothing bad, just busy, and sometimes creativity block just sets in. But, I’ve missed playing with all my vintage supplies, and I’m looking forward to jumping back in! 🙂
 On that note, I’m excited to share with you,  another fun vintage Golden Book project. You may have seen in the past how I’ve transformed these sweet vintage books into journals and cookbooks…I just love them so! This time, I’ve transformed the covers into treat baskets! Perfect for this time of year when we’re always giving little somethings away.
The images on these covers are so classic and vibrant!  With strong scissors, I was able to cut around each image, squaring off at the bottom so that I could create a base. The base was made from the left over scraps and titles. I glued these pieces together to form the box frame, then glued the whole thing to a vintage Bingo card to create the bottom of the basket. The baskets are shallow, about 1 inch deep, but are just the right size for small candies, or to fill up with  vintage goodies!
Once the baskets were made, I embellished!
Rudolph has a red glittery nose, and a candy striped bow around his neck.
Frosty is holding a large, clear snowflake,  his hat shines with glitter, and the rest of him sparkles with an application of vintage mica snow. A satin blue ribbon creates a scarf.
This image of Santa is smaller than Frosty and Rudolph, so this basket is also  just a bit smaller. Green glitter jazzes up “Santa’s Toy Shop” and Santa holds up a mini vintage bottle brush wreath.
These are so fun! And, no set pattern, just free-form cutting.
If you need to jazz up a  little treat, and have some extra vintage Golden Books, consider these baskets. Hmmm….may have to see what vintage Easter Golden Books I have-could absolutely see these baskets filled with Easter eggs!
Christmas Blog Parade
On another note, something FUN is planned for next week!!! I’m teaming up with Cheryl Waters and Cherry Nelson for a Vintage Christmas Blog Parade-starting Monday!  Even more Christmas projects using vintage materials! Fun, right???
Have a fabulous weekend!
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7 Responses to Vintage Christmas Golden Book Baskets

  1. Birgit says:

    Welcome back! It’s so wonderful to see you post again and these little boxes are darling!! I’m looking forward to the fun next week with you vintage gifted gals!

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Thank you Birgit! Its great to be posting and creating again. 🙂
      Its hard not to be creative during the holidays! Next week will be fun-Cheryl and Cherry are so talented!

  2. Mary Tschopp says:

    Hi Michelle,

    How talented you are! I wonder who you got that creativity from?! I loved the way you used a Golden book to make those sweet Santa Claus treat containers. They turned out so adorable! Have fun being even more creative as time goes by…

  3. Susan says:

    I think I passed up on some Golden Books at a thrift store last week, now I need to go back and see if they are still there! I love vintage children’s illustrations, and your boxes are adorable!

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Thank you Susan-yes go back! 🙂
      This idea will work with any book….thinking these would be cute as birthday party favors too. 🙂

  4. these are fabulous 🙂

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