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.