...hello my sweets!!
today, I will be sharing with you how this pile of stuffs...
can turn into this...
below, was my inspiration basket
It is from Pottery Barn...
I set out to make two baskets ~
one for my dearest Mia (mom)
and one for hubby o'mine
so I started with these supplies:
* a willow basket base
these are from Target's Smith and Hawkins line,
clearanced from Christmas.
they were for paperwhite bulbs...
and they were only $3.24!
Hunt around at Michael's craft store for a similar one,
or better yet,
the thrift store! :)
next, you will need a handle
While "I spying" around at Micheal's
* I found rolls of these in the grapevine wreath section...
3" vine ribbon ~ fascinating!
and perfect for constructing ~ handles
as they have a wire support in them.
One roll will do at least 3 basket handles.
* a roll or two of pretty wired ribbon
and if you like
* a few extra basket adornments!
start by wiring your "handle" to one side.
Decide on the height you wish to make it
and then cut and wire the other side like so
weave your ribbon in and out of the "handle"
repeat if using another color.
Make a pretty bow for the top
and simply add the rest of your basket adornments
next, take a hold of the end of your wired ribbon
and pull out the thin copper wire from just one side of your ribbon and pull
this is what ruffles the ribbon!
when you are happy with the fullness of your egg ruff,
then twist off the copper wire ends
don't cut them off as you will use them
to dangle your adorned egg from your basket.
now just position your ruff in the center of your painted egg
and hot glue on.
add some grunged crinkle ribbon
ans hand write your happy words on your egg
I put a lavender plant in my mom's
but for hubby o'mine,
I may have to find a chocolate rabbit
you think I could get away with
dipping the tips of these lavender buds in chocolate
I think I had better stick with the choco bunny instead!!
I'm joining along with:
Common Ground's: Vintage Inspiration Friday
Romantic Home's: Show and tell Friday
where more inspiring pretties await you:)
here's to pretty baskets!