Today I wanted to share a little Easter basket with you. I created it using an amazing Silhouette file by Lori Whitlock called Woven Basket. Lori has done it again---when I saw this basket in her store...I IMMEDIATELY had to have it.
I just got it on Saturday and Saturday night I made this. Yep....I love it. Lori thinks of everything. The basket came to together in a snap.
Here are a few things I did to make it look like a realistic basket---I cut the pattern using two different card stocks---cocoa and Kraft. By doing this, it enables you to see the weave design a bit more. And, I wanted to see it. I did try weaving a paper basket a few years ago and was so frustrated I tossed it when it was half done---so I am loving the ease of this.
Can you tell I love this design. (Yeah for Lori!)
Sorry....back to the details----> After I cut it with my Silhouette, I sponged the darker card stock strips with some Distress ink to give the strips I threaded through more dimension. I printed the top piece (which helps create the sturdiness of the basket) on patterned paper.
I used Helmar Premium Craft glue to assemble this project.
Here is the completed basket--- (I popped a little stuffed bunny in there because I was NOT about to buy another dang bag of Robin's Eggs....I have been through 2 already and it isn't even Easter yet! Sigh!)
Here is the basket sans the bunny so you can see how cute it is:
And here is a close up of the basket weave and the tag:
What do you think?
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