March 15, 2011

Display Chain ~ Easter Baskets

Misi, at 1890 Gable House Musings, is once again hosting today's display chain. The theme is Easter Baskets. Since my daughters are grown, most of the Easter Baskets I make are dollie size, like this one . . .
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And here's how I make them. First, I select the coils of reed . . .
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Cut the base and side pieces . . .
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Weave the bottom . . .
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Fold up the sides and begin weaving the rows . . .
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To the desired height . . .
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Fold over every other piece to hold the rows in place . . .
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Insert the handle, add the rim, and lash it in place . . .
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Then it looks like this . . .
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Add some stain and some fixins . . .
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Making baskets is a fun and easy project. Give it a try!
Thanks for hosting another great theme Misi!

18 comments:

WoolenSails said...

You make it look so easy, lol. When I worked in a craft store, they had basket making classes, but i never got a chance to try one.

Debbie

Angela said...

Love the little basket. You definitely have a talent. Great job.

cottageprims said...

Love that all the little details of things matter to you.Thanks for sharing the tutorial.I tried it once but mine wasn't real perfect and I didn't enjoy it enough to perfect the craft.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Beckyjean said...

Love your little basket. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I will leave the basket making to others. I sure don't need another craft to become addicted to. LOL Have a wonderful day!!

Becky

Christine said...

Fantastic tutorial, Madalynne! Thanks so much as this is yet another craft I'd love to try!
Blessings
Christine

lilraggedyangie said...

Thanks for the tutorial, your blog and basket are adorable . I am now a new follower thanks to todays display chain . Thanks for sharing
have a great week
hugs
lil raggedy angie

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Madalynne great tutorial for your adorable baskets! I think I will let you continue your trade~ I can't imagine what mine would come out looking like!LOL
Great job~ so very pretty!
smiles
Teresa

Prairie Blue... said...

well sweetie.....I am leaving the basket making to you...you do such a good job.....I took a class once, made one....proud.....but that was enough for me.........blessings~Denise

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

My hands just don't handle that kind of work anymore-arthritis. Yours are great and you do make it look easy. It is definitely a specific talent!
★Linda★

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Well look at YOU Madalynne! I love the little-egg for one-basket! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.
Rhonda

The Miss-Fit Muse said...

Even though I am "grown"...I still love the baskets :)

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Wow!
I love how you showed us how you made your adorable basket.
I would love to learn how to do this!
Tam

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

You make it sound so easy!! 8-)
Blessings,
Lorna

Misi said...

WONDERFUL POST!!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING SO MUCH!
IT IS FABULOUS TO SEE YOUR BASKET CREATION!..
with an awesome tutorial
Thank you * Thank you
Bliss~

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Perfection ! You are a great basket weaver ! Thanks for sharing your methods !

Hugs,
Linda

Calico Rabbit said...

WOW you MAKE baskets!
That is so cool!!! what a beautiful little basket. That is such a talent,
THank you so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog to see my displays!

Hugs,
Kerri

Primsue said...

Love your little baskets! How awesome that you make them - what a wonderful talent.
Blessings,
Sue

Robyn~Primlish said...

OMG!! That basket is so adorable! Wonderful post!! TFS!