Cardboard + Felt + Yarn = 1 Charming Basket

Cardboard + Felt + Yarn = 1 Charming Basket

  I was strolling through Michaels one afternoon checking to see if they had any new yo-yo makers, because I am obsessed with them, when I stumbled upon a Clover basket template. I grabbed it off the hook and looked it over and thought this may be fun, so I took it home. When I got home I ripped open the package like a two year old with a new toy. Then I got down to business. I read through the directions and looked at some examples online and the next time I was near a craft store I bought a variety of yarn, cord and raffia to start creating. As I worked through the basket making process, I discovered a few tips and tricks that may help you as you try it out. Tip 1#: Material I have used a variety of yarns and cords and some work better than others. Here is a tip or two on choosing material: I liked variegated yarn it really makes your basket look amazing. The thicker the yarn the faster your basket goes together. Fuzzy yarn works well as long as it is not bulky. You can see from my two examples below that a thin fuzzy yarn makes a great basket and a bulky fuzzy yarn makes a great nest. I made one basket with green cord and used a raffia top. I think this basket looks the most like a “real” one. In fact, most people I showed could not believe I made that basket. This material comes in great colors and is just as easy to use as yarn. Tip 2#: Process...