We have been getting these great local strawberries
and I have been hoarding
the cute little Balsa wood baskets that they came in.
I new I could use them as
really cute storage containers.
One problem was that they were stained in some spots
from the delicious juicy berries.
So I decided to paint them with some new bright
craft paints I had just bought!
(On sale 3 for a $1)
I had six containers,
so I painted each one with a different color on the bottom.
The Paint absorbed into the balsa very well
and covered the strawberry stains.
On top I painted 3 of the containers with
the cool colors with neon green,
and the three with warm colors with the neon orange.
I really loved how they came out.
Love the way they catch the light.
(The colors I painted them will glow well in backlight!)
and they stack nicely when they are not in use...
There you are...
nice bright colorful containers for storage.
I've got mine on a shelf in the studio with all manner
of art supplies in them.
They are perfect for holding quilting squares I've already cut.
(And they make a perfect napkin holder for picnics
or BBQ' ing in the back yard.)
Hope you enjoyed them.
Thanks for stopping by!