Thu 4 Dec 2014
Taking gifts to family and friends this holiday season is simply pretty in a decorated
basket. Baskets are functional and come in many different sizes and shapes and
can be used for just about any type of storage that’s needed.
This holiday season I decorated plain baskets for a client’s growing home made
pies and jellies business.
The pretty baskets are used to transport and display delicious sweets.
Transforming plain wicker into a festive display item was so easy, that
I was inspired to share with all of you.
After all, you may need a container for a holiday party and a decorated basket
may be just the right touch!
2 Rolls of wired ribbon – 1 patterned, 1 solid
Cut 20″ pieces of both ribbon. How many sections
needed will depend on the size of your basket. For this
size basket, I cut 6; 3 for each side.
Put both ribbons together and feed the ends through
an opening in the weave of the basket rim, not on the
handles. Next, tie ribbons into a knot and trim the ends
into a “v” finish. Manipulate the ribbons into shape.
Repeat the process a few inches away from the tied
ribbon. Continue tying ribbon knots until you are satisfied
with the look.
Making bows for basket handles:
Cut 30″ of both ribbons and put together; create
6″ loops. You should end up with 4 loops. At the
second time around, use wired ribbon to hold
loops in place. If there is additional ribbon left
over once you have 4 loops, then trim ends
in a “v”. Cut 18″ of both ribbons;
tie into a knot in the center of the formed loops.
Manipulate wired ribbon loops into bow shape.
Wire bow to basket handle with floral wire;
repeat for remaining handle.
Fill with holiday cheer!
Thanksgiving Basket View
Wrap solid ribbon along rim.
Make a bow using previous directions.
Take the look a little further by
adding a fun holiday decoration to
the bow and secure with floral wire!