I’m sharing another of the brand new 2019 Summer release transfers from Prima Marketing’s Re.design line today. This one is called Delicious Menu.
This is definitely another one of those transfers that you can use on a ton of different projects, much like one of my other favorites, Everyday Farmhouse.
Just think of the possibilities!
In fact, I’ve already pulled together three quick and easy projects using this one, so let’s get started shall we?
First, I picked up this vintage metal picnic basket at a garage sale last year sometime. I love these old metal baskets.
This one was in kinda rough shape though. A bit rusty and crusty. Which is probably why it was only $2.
Initially I thought I would just sell it ‘as is’ as a planter (because obviously, how cute would this be filled with red geraniums?), but after I received this transfer I knew I could add a little bit more.
It was super simple to cut out the sections I wanted to use and rub them onto the basket.
Next, I added some holes to the bottom of the basket so that it would have good drainage for plants. It’s easy to do this with a drill, if you have one, but you can also just pound a nail in which is just as quick (or even quicker if the battery on your cordless drill is dead).
Then I just filled the container up with some potting soil and some pretty annuals.
I see a lot of people online asking whether or not the transfers will hold up outside, and also wondering whether or not you have to seal them with something. I don’t like to give advice on that sort of thing without testing it first myself. So, I’ve decided to keep this basket now and see how it holds up over the summer.
Oh, who am I kidding? I’m keeping it because it’s frickin’ adorable.
I can already tell you that I’ve had this outside since the end of May and so far so good. I didn’t seal it with anything. In my opinion it’s more likely that the basket itself will rust out and fall apart sooner than the transfer comes off. But we’ll see. I’ll keep you posted on that.
But my philosophy is this. I paid $2 for the basket. The section of the transfer that I used on it would be about $2 too (assuming you use the rest of the transfer on other pieces). So I’ve got a whopping $4 invested in the container. Meanwhile, I spent about $30 on the annuals I planted in it and I know they are only going to last a year. Therefore, who cares if the transfer doesn’t last? Or if the metal rusts out? I can toss the whole thing at the end of the season.
Next up is a super simple makeover. I just added ‘Fresh Roast’ to a vintage enamelware coffee pot.
Doesn’t that just seriously add a lot more character? And so quick and easy to do.
Last is another really quick and easy update. I added the word ‘CAFE’ to this straw dispenser.
As it turns out, not so easy to capture that word on a curved surface with a two dimensional photo, but you get the idea.
I used this transfer on one more really cute piece that I’ll be sharing with you guys next week, so be sure to stay tuned.
Thank you to Prima Marketing for sharing the Delicious Menu transfer with me. If you’re wondering where to buy it, check out Prima’s ‘where to buy‘ page.