Project

Hanging-Basket Ornament

Hanging-Basket Ornament

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 133 December 2004

Introduction

Print our template onto card stock and cut along solid lines. Score along dotted lines using a ruler and a bone folder. Fold in along innermost lines to form basket's sides; fold out along outer lines to create a rim.

materials

  • Card stock

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Bone folder

  • Craft glue

  • Paintbrush

  • Clear glitter

  • 1/4-inch-wide ribbon

  • Mini paper fastener

  • Fabric glue (such as Magna-Tac 809)

steps

  1. Overlap sides slightly and glue in place using craft glue and a paintbrush; hold until set.

  2. Brush glue on outside of basket. Working over a bowl, spoon glitter over glue, covering completely. Let dry; repeat on inside of basket.

  3. When basket is dry, lay it facedown and crisscross three 14-inch-long ribbons as shown. Attach ribbons and card stock at center with a mini paper fastener. With same kind of ribbon, make two 2 1/4-inch-long tuxedo bows (see below). Cut another 7-inch strip of ribbon; this will be used to hang the ornament.

  4. Turn basket right side up and bring ribbon ends in so they meet at a point. Holding them at that point, cut off excess and dab fabric glue on cut ends to secure; hold until it sets. Glue one end of the hanging-ribbon strip to both sides of the cut ends, making a loop. Glue a tuxedo bow to either side; concealing ends of looped ribbon. Fill baskets with wrapped candies.

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