Friday, August 24, 2007

Easy Baskets




Someone sent me this link http://www.domestic-church.com/CONTENT.DCC/20030101/FRIDGE/baskets.htm to make easy baskets out of paper plates.


You can get very pretty paper plates and make these. They are even less expensive than getting a container at the dollar store, and will encourage children to be resourceful. I think they are good for giving, filled with home made things. Someone sent me a sample of their own version of this using a much prettier paper plate.




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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this idea and link........so cute, lots of ways to use this craft for small gifts, etc. I have some shaped punches that could be used to add another sweet touch to this project! I always get inspired every time I visit this blog! God bless.....Marie

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! My children love to make May baskets, & this would be just perfect for that. I think I even have some of the same kind of paper plate as shown in the example.....(o:

Brenda

Christian Homekeeper said...

Amazing.....whoduthunkit? Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Too darn cute!!!

Jia

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Anita said...

Hey, that's a very clever idea! Unfortunately, we do not have that many nice paper plates over here but when I am in town, I shall look for them!

I am glad you liked my creative sewing. In summer, I usually take a break from sewing because the garden keeps me busy. By the way, I sewed some cushions and pillows last week, did you find that post, too? I guess I forget to lable it!

Best regards from Germany,
Anita

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

I just want to tell you that plain paper plates, even the cheap ones, can be decorated with glue and do-dads and glitter, or decoupaged with clippings, stickers, or painted on, to make these baskets. I saw a basket shaped like this, done in white, with fake pearls glued on the edges, and oval pictures on each side. I suppose a piece of heavy card stock could be used, by tracing around a plate!

Mary Isabella said...

I am thinking Chrisrmas plates. Would you not like to get one of these baskets at Christmas filled with lots of goodies.

Anna S said...

A great example of how beauty and creativity don't have to be expensive!

Lisa said...

Weren't the early years of Victoria magazine wonderful? In particular, I loved the photographs. I look forward to them republishing this magazine. Let's hope that it's as nice as it used to be!

Anonymous said...

Lady Lydia,
I was looking through your archives and found your post on when the queens ride by. The post has a link to the rest of the article but it not available any more. Do you have the rest of the article?

Bethany

Kimber said...

That is a cute project. I showed it to my youngest daughter who wants to know when we can get started on it :)

Jenny said...

I was but a young teenager when first introduced to Victoria in 1990. Looking back, I imagine I stuck out in the crowd in highschool while all the other girls were reading Seventeen and the like.

I hope the new Victoria is just as nice as the early Victoria.

TobyBo said...

cute baskets -- thanks for sharing!!

Katie said...

I love making gift baskets! Thanks for the pic!

I am new to the blogging world, but I've had your blog bookmarked for a while.

I recently started my own blog: http://www.blessedfemininity.blogspot.com - and I put a link to your blog on there under "Inspiring Sites". I hope this is OK!

I didn't know if you need permission to link to someone's site, but I thought it was the courteous thing to do!

If you prefer that I don't, just drop me a comment or email.

Blessings!
~Katie

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