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A Treat Basket for Many Seasons plus Alice in Wonderland?

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper, Tim Holtz

Aw… what a sweet little Miniature Trick-or-Treat Basket!

That Shannon Cooper really has the gift of tiny! Not only did she assemble and paint the picnic basket (hint: the black alternating pattern was just colored with a Sharpie!), she also made most of those sweets! Lucky for us, most seem to be cookies cut as slices from polymer clay canes or clay cookies (and lolly pops) from this Mini Halloween Icons Mold.

From Shannon’s blog post:
There are little pumpkin cookies and white chocolate ghosts made from the Mini Halloween Mold, which is the funnest thing ever, tucked inside the basket. I used polymer clay in the molds to create the pumpkin cookies, ghosts, and black bats that are on the caramel apple sticks. How cute is that mold??!

I was thinking about other things you could group together in a picnic basket and came up with a couple ideas from Shannon’s past projects:

A Harvest Theme (with pumpkins, mushrooms, fall leaves and squirrels)… just look at all the cuteness in the preview pic at left!

– A Christmas Cookie Theme (yum)! And look at this amazing Holiday Sweets Hutch Shannon made 2 years ago! (Note that Shannon’s post for that project includes a quick tutorial on how she turned the 1:12 chipboard gingerbread house into a frosted version… yes, tweezers are involved.)

Note: I’ve picked out some treats from all 3 options to include in today’s Giveaway! More info including links to the supply lists for all 3 projects are below.

New Products!

Wow… an avalanche of Alice in Wonderland (and tea party) charms arrived this week! PLUS (and very much better late than never): The final set of Halloween Embellishments by Tim Holtz arrived, too!

And if all the lovely art options above from Shannon aren’t enough… see that new Gold & Green Patina Eiffel Tower Charm? (Above in the last row of the new items.) I was inspired to find it based on your comments on the post for the Flamingo Snow Globe (that Shannon made last summer) shown at left. I’ve also shown the new charm with 2 sizes of glass domes in case you’d like to make a miniature Paris shrine (in a similar snow-globey fashion). Click the photo at right to get more info on those domes.

Hooray for the Miniature Picnic Basket Giveaway!

Take a deep breath… I’ve picked out tons of little things you could put in your own miniature picnic basket:

First, these FOUR items from Shannon’s Miniature Trick-or-Treat Basket:
– Mini Picnic Basket – 1:12 Scale
– Glass Pumpkin Charm
– Polymer Canes – Halloween Mix
– Mini Halloween Icons Mold
And here’s the supply list for names/photos/links to everything in that project (including the ones listed above that are in the Giveaway).

Second, these FIVE items from Shannon’s Autumn Harvest Buffet:
– Red Apples – 1:12 Scale
– Red Mushrooms
– Pumpkin Pods
– Tiny 3D Hedgehog
– Mini Ceramic Garden Gnome Beads
And here’s the supply list for names/photos/links to everything in that project (including the ones listed above that are in the Giveaway).

Third, these THREE items from Shannon’s Holiday Sweets Hutch:
– Polymer Clay Red Swirl Peppermint Cane
– Sweet Christmas Collage Sheet
– Gingerbread Collage Sheet
And here’s the supply list for names/photos/links to everything in that project (including the ones listed above that are in the Giveaway).

AND as Shannon made most of those cookies & candies in her Holiday Sweets Hutch, I’m also including these pre-made ones!
Alice Pink Eat Me Cookie
Mini Heart Tart Cake
White & Pink Iced Brioche

Bonus: I’m also including a set of the Mini Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments from the clearance site!

To enter the Miniature Picnic Basket Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, October 26, 2018).

AND tell me: do any of those holiday themes strike your fancy? Or do you have some other plan for the picnic basket?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Witches Apothecary Chest Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Lorrie Koenig! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 25th, 2018

54 responses to “A Treat Basket for Many Seasons plus Alice in Wonderland?”

  1. Barb A says:

    Love all the themes & all the wonderful eye candy. What great ideas.

  2. Jen J says:

    It would be so fun to make a garden/ fall theme and add those gnomes!

  3. Marykay says:

    Halloween and Christmas! But naturally Easter and spring baskets, too!

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love this basket with all the yummy looking sweets!! This mold is awesome!

  5. Debbie Stine says:

    Cutest Basket EVER! Have I gone Mad? Bonkers? All the best people are!

  6. Ann F. says:

    The treat basket is adorable!!!

  7. jackie says:

    The basket is great. I’d fill it with flowers, candles, champagne, and fruit for a romantic picnic.

  8. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’d want my Halloween basket full of tricks! So adorable.

  9. LeAnn Aagard says:

    They are all cute but the Halloween one is my favorite.

  10. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Just love all of them. I think I’d go with making the Halloween themed one. It’s just such a fun holiday to decorate.

  11. Katie says:

    I’ve been wanting to recreate the living room in the home I grew up in, compete with the fireplace. Last night I found a miniature fireplace tool set that was exactly like ours! When I saw the basket my first thought was to make a romantic winter picnic by the fire.

  12. Nadine says:

    I love all of it but esspecially the little cookies!

  13. Kim R says:

    Love the baskets! My fav is the Halloween one! Those suckers are so cute!

  14. Linda Maher says:

    Always been fascinated with miniatures and sour love to create something with them!

  15. Traci says:

    OMG!!! SO darn cute I love the mini basket. Shannon is sooo creative-love all her projects. Alpha stamps has the best design team. >^..^<

  16. Laural says:

    Such a wonderful creation, thanks Shannon

  17. Susan Davis says:

    Adorable, especially the Holidays Sweets Hutch – I would create a Christmas basket to sit next to the hutch.

  18. Debora L. says:

    How to choose?!?! All of these gift basket ideas are great! The Halloween one did grab my attention, it’s so packed full of goodies, so that’s my favorite today. 😀

  19. Kathy Toews says:

    Another winner! I would go with Christmas.

  20. Rhonda S says:

    So cute for all the holidays!

  21. Kee Ostler says:

    First, I’m always amazed by her creativity! Second what an incredibly generous giveaway opportunity thank you! Luckily I am working on Halloween, Christmas and an Alice in Wonderland tea party scene… So there is room for all the goodies. 😊

  22. Deborah Thomas says:

    I love anything Halloween!

  23. Cinda Parent says:

    I love the picnic basket! Always such cute things in this website.

  24. Sandie says:

    I the basket is darling and all the goodies. What more can one say other than another “Great” giveaway. I want it!!

  25. Emily Ann N. says:

    Halloween for sure!

  26. Anne W says:

    Very cute. I would probably do some kind of an Alice in Wonderland/Spring picnic basket.

  27. Pauline P. says:

    Halloween, Halloween….This basket it sooo cute. Love it! Would love to have it!!!

  28. Vera Collier says:

    Halloween and Thanksgiving!

  29. Carla says:

    Love the picnic basket! So many possibilities!

  30. brian hughes says:

    Halloween and thanksgiving are my fav but love all the charms.

  31. Jo says:

    The picnic basket is so adorable! I want that mold – it is perfect!

  32. Lea Cook says:

    Amazing awesomeness in such a tiny package! Love this!

  33. Angie M says:

    I’d use the basket in a Little Red Riding Hood scenario

  34. Leah Strong says:

    I think I’d do a little cookie basket. Those are seriously cute. ☺️

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    I love all these themes! My favorite would be the Christmas one. I love making Christmas miniatures!

  36. Dianna says:

    I absolutely love all of the themes but I adore the Halloween basket! The basket painted orange then a black sharpie pen to the other stripes, brilliant! I love her candy caramel apple treat with the bat on the stick! I would like to recreate her Halloween basket with all the goodies!

  37. Michelle says:

    What an awesome bunch of tinyness! I love Halloween, I would do a Halloween basket full of magic goodness.

  38. Jen R says:

    I love the Halloween theme.. That mold of tiny things is awesome!

  39. Judy Goodwin says:

    I would love to make the Halloween basket.

  40. Nancy E says:

    I just love these themes. I think I would recreate a Victorian tea party/picnic.

  41. Oh my! What an incredible gift. All sorts of ideas are swirling in my head! The miniature picnic basket is by far the one that strikes my fancy.

  42. Catharine McCammon says:

    Splendid! I’ll pack the picnic basket with Halloween treats and head to the cemetery for the Day-of-the Dead celebration!

  43. I love the basket. Everything is just gorgeous

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    These little baskets are so fun! I love the Halloween theme!

  45. Love the tiny baskets, Halloween would be a scream!!!

  46. BarbMac Vt says:

    I would either do a Christmas or Valentines theme. I would go totally batty if I found out that these awesome goodies were on their way to me! That mold is exactly what I need to finish a project I have been working on for a couple months! TFS and fingers crossed tightly!

  47. Kitty Tatman says:

    I love the Halloween themed basket. How could you not with those teeny tiny little molds! I also think a Valentine’s picnic basket would be cute. With a bottle of wine and chocolates….

  48. Peggy Manning says:

    The mini Halloween mold would be really fun to work with !!Just send it on it’s way please Peggy

  49. Karen Wood says:

    I want to make a faery’s christmas goodie basket. thank you.

  50. lee maynard says:

    what a wonderful little basket

  51. Mary Mac says:

    Love the miniature Christmas ornaments

  52. Celia says:

    Definitely Halloween..been eyeing the mini halloween mold……

  53. Congrats Lorrie. I love the adorable Halloween basket! Could be used for so many scenes/holidays. Thank you for a chance to win.

  54. Jeanine says:

    Shannon’s basket is very clever. I love how she used the black sharpie on the basket. I used my basket in my Teddy Bear’s Picnic scene that I made. Stuffed with cakes, cookies, jam, soda and other delicacies! I’m going to make a Christmas basket and I think a wine and cheese basket. I’m newly inspired!
    Keeping my fingers crossed to win this giveaway!