May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tip Technique Tuesday - Basket Embellishments - Basket Weaving - Basket Making



Dear Friends,

As I'm sure you've seen on many of my baskets, I like to adorn them with some type of embellishment. The holiday season is the PERFECT time to pick up some fun little things for your basket. Pictured above are two packages of tree ornaments that are made for miniature or small Christmas trees. They are great on the front of a basket. These ornaments can be tied and hung from a basket handle. You can wire them on or glue them to the basket.

Be on the lookout during the Christmas season for things that will give your basket that extra boost. As it gets closer to the season, ornaments like these will go on sale up to 40% or 50% off. If you're willing to wait until after Christmas, things may be picked over but you could save 75% or more. Keep in mind pretty ribbon to embellish your basket as you are shopping as well as tags. Some Christmas tags don't look too Christmasy (is that a word?) and these tags can be used year round. Another item I watch for are small floral picks. You can stick these picks into a basket and as the seasons change, pull them out and replace with something else. Raffia is another item that can be found year round, but at this time of year will be found in Christmas colors. Tying some raffia onto your basket gives it a beautiful country look.

What ways do you embellish your baskets?

Nancy


3 comments:

Juliana said...

Those are really cute little ornaments! I don't often embellish my baskets, but now I might just start! :)

Carmen C. said...

What a great idea Nancy! Those are so adorable and festive too:)

Jill said...

Thank you for the great tips Nancy! I have only embellished my baskets with ribbon, I need to change them up a bit. =)
~ Jill


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