Thursday, April 7, 2011

Burlap Easter Basket

This week's challenge over at the CSI Project is to make something using a material I have never worked with before: burlap. My first thought was to take a pass on this one, but I just love a good challenge! So, in keeping with the Easter theme, here is my best first attempt at making a burlap Easter basket.

The first thing I did was soak a large piece of burlap in fabric stiffener and then cut it into strips.



Next, I glued some of the strips onto the bottom of a plastic plate that served as the base of the basket (lots of improvising went on during this process).



Once the strips were on, I flipped the plate over to start the weaving process. I know it looks kind of crazy at this point, still improvising...



I then started to weave the other burlap strips through the ones that were glued to the plate using the "over-under" approach.



I only needed to weave in 4 horizontal rows because the strips were pretty wide. Finally, I decided to make a little burlap bunny to embellish the basket.



And here is the final result...



The fabric stiffener was definitely the key to making this basket happen. I just love it when a great improvised plan comes together!






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12 comments:

Catherine said...

It's awesome to see a new, creative way to make an Easter basket. Glad your improvised project worked out so well! :)

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Jessica said...

This is adorable!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Cute idea!

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Home Confetti said...

so cute! and congrats on winning!!!
RM, Home Confetti

Screaming Sardine said...

OH wow, this is awesome!! I love how the burlap looks woven into a basket. I'm definitely going to be trying this!

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Paula@SweetPea said...

Yours was my personal favorite of all that were chosen as winners. Great idea! Perhaps you can fill it with something else after Easter so that you can keep enjoying it. It will look great with gourds in the fall!

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Wow, thanks for all of the super nice comments! The basket was really easy to make - I hope to have more Easter inspired crafts posted soon...

Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite) said...

Really creative!

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