Whenever my friend Sue sees these simple wood totes, she always grabs them for me.
I had two of them in my stash recently so I decided to hang onto one of them to give it a Christmas look, but I went ahead and painted up the other one.
I started by simply painting it inside and out with Dixie Belle’s Sawmill Gravy. Then I pulled out all of my I.O.D. transfer scraps and started layering them onto the tote starting with some florals from the Floral Anthology transfer. I then layered some wording from the I.O.D. Label Ephemera transfer over them on the front of the tote.
I added florals to the ‘back’ of the tote as well. I think these make awesome centerpieces on a dining table, in which case they need to be decorated on both sides.
I had the perfect spot left to add a bee from the I.O.D. Brocante transfer on the back.
I also wrapped the florals around the sides a little bit.
After adding a quick coat of clear wax, I filled the tote up with some of my dried hydrangeas.
I brought this one into the shop where I sell on consignment last week, and I don’t know whether or not it has sold. I usually try to post things here on the blog first, but I was in a hurry with this one since I flew off to Orlando at the crack of dawn this morning (technically it was prior to the crack of dawn).
My sister and I are spending the coming week at DisneyWorld. But not to worry, I have a few blog posts already lined up to keep you guys company while I’m gone. I may not find the time to respond to comments until I’m back though.
So I hope you all have a great week, and I’m sure I’ll be back before you know it!