March 4, 2013

Coffee Filter Baskets...

I was sitting in my craft room, after making the Easter card in my last post, when I came up with this idea to make a basket out of coffee filters. I already had a stash of tea stained filters so I grabbed two of them and sewed around the edge leaving about a half inch allowance. I pulled the strings to gather the edges and the filters then formed a basket shape. I tied off the ends to secure it. Next I added the handle by poking a hole in the sides with scissors and then inserting my pipe cleaner ends. I added a punched flower to the outer side for added stability and glued it all in place. I cut a styrofoam ball in half and glued one half to the bottom of the inside. Next I sewed two equal lengths (about 30"length each) of green crepe paper streamers together and gathered it up. I then glued it to the styrofoam ball inside the basket. I cut out my bunny image (from The Graphics Fairy) inked the edges and glued scraps of green netting to the front and back and then glued it to the center of my basket. I then added tiny flowers, a bow and an Easter banner to finish it off:)

If you want to make one and have questions, please feel free to email me:)

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