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!