Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Woven Crinoline Gift Basket

Have a birthday coming up soon and need a cute little holder for a gift? Well perfect, because I have just the idea for you!  Actually, the entire team at TOP TIP TUESDAY has gone crazy with projects for our current theme:
ie - gifts, Wrapping/box/bag,or use an image of a gift
Here is my woven crinoline basket all decorated up and ready for a birthday!
I began by using the detailed tutorial here that shows the technique in paper, but thought it would substitute nicely with embossed and inked material. 
The little birthday tag is the image Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake from Meljen's Designs.
I got so into making the basket that I forgot to take pictures along the way, but here is all I used to make the basket.  Need some crinoline? I ordered mine here.  You'll definitely need a hot glue gun to hold the weaves.
Once form was completed, I hot glued lace around the top edge.  Next, I placed a 3"x 12" piece of sturdy cardstock around the inside and secured over the lace.
Here are the supplies I used to decorate the bow.
Before adhering the bow, I glued another 3" x 12" dp atop the white cardstock for decoration and also placed a sturdy thin cardboard circle to the bottom of the basket.
A side view showing a little more of the weave.
Are you excited yet???  Well try to contain yourself, because there is heaps and loads of outstanding projects from special guests and our DT and an incredible tutorial from our very own wonderful Bettina on making a Picnic Box.
So put your bells and whistles on and head on over to the crazy-fun birthday bash!!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx
Birthday Giftsie - gifts, Wrapping/box/bag,
or use an image of a gift
 Prize: $25 Gift Certificate
Prize: 4 images of choice


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Lisa this is Great! Love how you put it together...would be perfect for easter too :) Great work!

Unknown said...

Alyce said what I was thinking when I first saw this. A terrific Easter basket which started me singing "a tisket, a tasket, a green & yellow basket" which now you'll have stuck in your head. hehehe All joking aside I love this and I think I'll make one for my mom & fill it with her favorite-chocolate. Yummy!
Have an awesome day L2!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Lisa love it,,,,,I want lot of chocolat and candies to fill it,,,,wowww...

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is so creative! Love it!

Elaine Stark said...

A fantastic tutorial. I just love this idea it could be used for so many things. Elaine

Chrissy said...

So cute Lisa, lovely party favour basket for girls birthday table, so pretty.


Words and Pictures said...

What an absolute delight of a project... so pretty, and what a wonderful gift idea!
Alison x

Patricia St Martin said...

Just love your basket and all the goodies you added. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Hugs, :^)

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fantastic Lisa!!

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.

Tracy said...

Where do you come up with this stuff! Geesh! A crinoline basket. So cool! Awesome inspiration for the challenge girl. Hugs!

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Mitralee said...

I spotted this last night...it's a really cool idea. I like the green tie dye look. Very awesome!!!

Holly Young said...

this is just gorgeous!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Where do I start this is fabulous love how you have shown pictures of what you did too! Looks amazing and I can just imagen the person that gets this will be looking at all the elements for ages.. Fabulous, hugs me xx

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lisa & would make a wonderful present :)

Holly Young said...

This turned out so adorable Lisa. I love the lace at the top and your flowers are gorgeous!

Shelby said...

And there you go again Dory being all creative and fantastic and everything. Love it...especially love the different ribbon work


Quilltique Paradise said...

This is a great idea~ I love it.heheh


Margaret said...

Crinoline?! You have my legs itching with memories of being a flower girl... :)
I have to say, I love your use of it a lot better than the original!! This is the most beautiful gift basket! Definitely not one I would toss or recycle with another gift!!

Lori said...

I'm excited! This is the most darling basket! And such cool techniques (there you go again)!

Sandy said...

I am having my morning coffee with you Lisa and I sit here and just shake my head. If I did not like you so much I could actually dislike you (just kidding) Anyone who could make a drawing with a dog licking away at the head of a snow child has to be a wonderful person to say the least! The basket is gorgeous. Big sigh!