Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Gingham Valentine Baskets

Gingham valentine baskets
I am finding all sorts of forgotten treasure in my efforts to use up existing “stuff” rather than buying even more new bits and pieces, ……. like these papier mache baskets (£1.69 HobbyCraft).
Papier mache heart baskets
Using a gingham print paper I drew round the baskets to get the shape and size right. I then cut out the shapes and went round the edges with a black pen to give a faux stitching effect, and finally glued the paper to the baskets, leaving to dry overnight.
Valentine Sweetie Candy Baskets
Next followed several coats of Ronseal glossy, clear, quick drying varnish.
small gingham heart tag
The finishing touches include a small tag made using a tag and heart shaped punch and a small wooden heart embellishment in the corner at the bottom of the basket.
wooden heart
I am going to fill these baskets with jelly shaped sweets for Valentines Day and see how they go.


Lisa xx said...

they look wonderful, you have such a fab imagination! I have been following you (in a blog sense only - dont be worried!!! lol) for a wee while now, and find your work really inspiring xx

Jem said...

these would make great Easter treat baskets for older girls with maybe an oval tag... They are really sweet! Janex

marc said...

Helen these are far to cute they are fab love them they will not be around long the lucky peps who see these will lap them up fab make ,the little bags would not be that hard to make or you could do a simple square box sandwiched between to cut out hearts if you need more wounderful make its all in the detail big love Marc

Sue said...

What fab baskets.

marc said...

these are fab opps i all ready said how nice these are lol big love marc

tilly said...

these are really sweet and will soon be snatched out of your sticky mitts lol