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Friday, August 28, 2015

DIY felt party favor baskets tutorial


DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

We are still off work and enjoying the final days of our vacation. Next week the kids go back to school and a new year begins for all of us. 

On September 2nd, however, we will be celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday and I just wanted to show you the party favor baskets I made for her. And leave you with a small tutorial, in case you want to do something similar. 

These baskets are very easy to make, come together pretty quickly and, because of their size, are a great scrap buster. 

You will need a circle of felt (cut it as large as you want your basket to be), a rectangle of felt long enough to go around the circle (the side of the basket), and a small strip of felt for the handle.  

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

First, sew the shorter edges of the rectangle together to form a circle: 

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

Attach the side of the basket to the felt circle (the bottom). Pin all around first...

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

 ...and then sew:

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

And finally, add the handle: 

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial




Your basket is ready. You can leave it as is, or embellish as you see fit. I glued some cure ribbon all around: 

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial



And here it is: a cute alternative to those plastic store bought party favor bags! And cheaper too, if you use felt scraps like I did!

DIY felt party favor basket tutorial

Enjoy, 




12 comments:

  1. Terea this is adorable, you make me think of Easter time!!

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    1. Yes, those baskets do look a bit like Easter, even though I made them for a birthday party instead. But maybe I'll use the same tutorial to make Easter baskets next time...

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  2. So very cute! Creative too! Thanks for linking up to Celebrate It link party!

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    1. Thank you Teri, have a great weekend!

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    2. Are they stiff enough to hold up? What did you put in them? Super adorable.
      Here from Home MAtters.

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    3. They are just made of thick felt, so they hold up perfectly. If you were to use regular fabric or softer felt I would advise on making two layers with interfacing in between...

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  3. What an adorable little basket! I love it!
    Thank you for sharing with #FiberTuesdays!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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  4. These look great! I'm sure the kids love them. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.

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  5. Too cute! Such a sweet idea!

    I'm new to your blog, you linked up with our (Anna (me) of Living the Leviner Life, Camille of a sorta fairytale) Friday Finds and Favorites. If you have a chance, please feel free to join us again. <3

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    1. Thank you Anna. I've been sick on and off in the past few weeks, so I've slacked a bit on blogging. But I'll try to k up this week!

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