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.
First, sew the shorter edges of the rectangle together to form a circle:
Attach the side of the basket to the felt circle (the bottom). Pin all around first...
...and then sew:
And finally, add the handle:
Your basket is ready. You can leave it as is, or embellish as you see fit. I glued some cure ribbon all around:
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!