Showing posts with label basket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label basket. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fresh Look: painted basket {faux dipped}

Painted Basket {faux dip dye} via homework (2)I saw some pretty paint dipped baskets on the Martha Stewart craft of the day. Such a fun way to jazz up some plain baskets.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inkling: crepe paper flowers

Crepe paper flowers have been on my to-make list for awhile. I originally saw a tutorial on The Bride’s CafĂ© and the flowers they made are just beautiful.

The flowers are easy to make because the crepe paper is very forgiving. It scrunches and stretches very easily and can be formed into fairly realistic-looking petals.

You can find the tutorial here.

I made all yellow flowers and used my crepe paper flowers to decorate a basket for Easter.

The basket is empty – waiting for the Easter Bunny to fill it with goodies.
I can’t wait….

This project is linked at the following:

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And other link parties that I participate can be found here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Upcycling: t-shirt yarn braided basket

I had so much fun making t-shirt yarn coasters that I couldn’t stop. I cut up more t-shirts and kept braiding.
I noticed when I made the coasters that the last row wanted to curl up. That inspired me to try to make a basket.
For this t-shirt yarn, I only had a white t-shirt. I added a strand of blue yarn into the braid to add some color and texture. You can learn how to make the t-shirt yarn on my previous t-shirt coaster post.
I’ve seen woven bowls that are amazing. I think some are so tightly woven that they can hold water. My bowl isn’t quite the grand basket that I envisioned but I like to think of the imperfections as “charming”. This was definitely a little trickier than making the coasters.

I think I have t-shirt yarn out of my system for awhile… the t-shirt yarn rug will have to wait.