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February 11, 2012

No-Sew Handmade Heart Baskets

I was thinking about something little and fun for the girls for Valentine's Day, and I remembered these felt heart baskets my mom used to make.

A quick romp through my craft supplies yielded several pieces of standard 9" x 11" felt, and I got to work.

Fold your felt in half, top to bottom, and cut it half. Each piece will be 4.5" wide. You will need two for each basket. I used coordinating colors.

With the folded side to the bottom, round the top corners. I didn't use a pattern, but started my "curve" about 2" down one side.

From the bottom, cut three even slits, 1.5" each. The slits should be 4.5" long.

Then start "weaving" the two pieces together. Start from the top inside "divot" of the heart. Here are pictures of the first row...

[I had to play around to remember how to do this. Once I got started, it was easy and went very quickly.]

Repeat the alternating pattern for the next two rows, and your woven heart will look something like this, wrinkled and rumpled.

Pull each of the rows so they are straight, and viola!

I know I labeled this as "no-sew", but I did sew a little handle onto each basket, 1" wide and 9" long...but you could glue it if you wanna.

The finished baskets are about 6" x 6"...perfect for an itty bitty "happy" for my itty bitty valentines.


Linking up with Adventures-in-Mommy-Land for her Valentine's-themed Weekend Show and Share...a place for mamas (and dads) to show off the crafts they've been up to. Hop on over to see all the amazing things Charlene has been working on...and check out some great ideas from other bloggers, too!


Julia said...

Love these, Mandy!

I'm pretty much in love with all things felt! Isn't felt just so versitile?! What a great project for this cold weather---and festive! So much fun celebrating Valentine's Day with the girlies ;)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Looks AWESOME - I can't believe you remembered something that your mom did.

PS much too complicated for me. You know I have zero patience, right? :)

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Barbara Manatee said...

That's awesome that you remembered this from making them with your Mom! I've made these with my students out of construction paper - but the felt makes it much cuter!

MultipleMum said...

Look at you getting all crafty! They are really cute. Even better filled with chocolatey goodness! Happy Valentines x