I was so hoping today was National Basket day….
….and we could celebrate together.
I mean….after all…..May is full of holidays.
There’s No Socks Day and Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you) and International Tuba Day and Buy A Musical Instrument Day and No Dirty Dishes Day (my personal favorite) and of course….Memorial Day.
But I didn’t see National Basket Day on the calendar.
So let’s start a trend.
Today…..May 6, 2014.
I’ll show you a basket idea I just made…and you can tell me if you even like baskets and if you’ve seen any cute basket ideas lately and what kind of baskets are your favorite and what you use baskets for and how you decorate with baskets in your home and we can discuss all things basket….
….and celebrate together.
Ribbon Button Basket
Step 1: Choose your ribbon and your buttons
I found this burlap and satin ribbon at Hobby Lobby.
If you get some….be sure and use your 40% off coupon.
The buttons were from a thrift shop up on Cape Cod.
(total aside: somehow just saying that statement automatically makes the buttons cuter)
Step 2: Thread a needle and knot the end
When you first start…you may want to tape the ribbon to hold it in place.
Figure out your button spacing on the ribbon.
Step 3: Sew the button onto the basket
Start from the back and sew the button and ribbon together to the basket.
It’s easy to find a space to sew between the woven layers of the basket.
Continue sewing until you have firmly attached the button and ribbon to the basket.
Step 4: Repeat step three for the rest of the buttons
Continue to sew the buttons around the perimeter of the basket until you have the pattern completed.
And just in case this is the point where you roll your eyes at me and tell me you don’t sew….
….here’s the no-sew option alert.
Just hot glue the ribbon and buttons onto the basket.
Don’t let a little sewing come between you and a cute project.
…..it’s National Basket Day.
PS Just in case you were celebrating….here’s another basket project for the road.
PPS If you want some more fun ideas on decorating with baskets….check out my post over at Lamps Plus.