Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Adventures in Decorating: Heart Basket

Normally, I am not ga-ga about Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day decorations...BUT, blog land and Pinterest have given me lots of ideas and I just had to try a few!
My first Valentine's Day project inspiration came from Adrianne @ Happy Hour Project 
If you click on the link and check out her blog, she has the pattern that I used and really good step by step directions. Here is what I did... 
First, I printed and traced the pattern from Adrianne

Then I used my favorite tool to cut out the pieces. 

And I used my 3-hole punch to make the holes
Fold up each of the little fingers and
 tape the yarn on the bottom of the inside of the bowl

 Then start weaving. Adrianne was much better at taking pictures and explaining the weaving process...I sat down with a movie on (Pride and Prejudice!), went to town weaving, and totally forgot to take any pictures until I was done!

 I finished the inside and bottom with felt hearts to cover up the cardboard
My basket is a tad bit lopsided, but still cute! Now I need to get some Hershey Kisses to put inside...


9 comments:

  1. Veronica, this is so adorable! I really want to make one too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. I love it, it looks great!! So glad you gave it a try. :)

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  3. WOW!! I had no idea you could weave your own basket this way. I'm totally amazed here. Great idea and thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!! XO

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  4. Amazing! This turned out to be a beautiful basket!

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  6. Your basket is too cute! I love how it turned out! I wonder if it's something my kids could help with. Thanks for sharing! :)

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