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Vintage Christmas Golden Book Baskets

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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! 🙂
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 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!
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Rudolph has a red glittery nose, and a candy striped bow around his neck.
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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.
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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!
Michelle