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Project

Straw Gifts

A few minutes of embroidery will turn plain woven-grass accessories, such as these slippers and this small basket, into keepsakes for your bridesmaids. 

Introduction

Add luxurious bath products to the basket to soothe your friends after the wedding day.

Materials

  • Colored raffia
  • Woven grass accessories
  • Large craft needle

Steps

  1. Step 1

    The decoration is made from colored raffia, which is sewn onto the woven straw using a large craft needle.

  2. Step 2

    The petals are single, large stitches; spreading open the crinkled raffia at the middle of each gives it a petal shape.

  3. Step 3

    The flower's center can be made with satin stitches, as on the lid, or a tuft of four knotted strands inserted from below, seen on the slippers.

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