Sunday, January 29, 2012

* Valentine's Day Craft: Re-Cycled Card Basket

Here's a fun project from my archives to help you recycle 
those Valentine's Day cards that will be arriving shortly.

Last year, we recycled some of our favorite  
Valentine's Day Cards into a card basket/bowl of our own!

To start, I printed out a template I found here
I traced it onto a piece of manilla file folder (sturdier for multiple tracings).

They also have great directions--
that I should have followed instead of just winging it.

You'll need 14 cards for this project
(or kid drawings on cardstock!)

You'll trace 12 "side" pieces 
and 2 "bottom" pieces. 

They used white glue and I didn't --
my life would have been easier if I had tacked mine
together with a dab of glue. 

My pieces kept slipping around and that wasn't 
fun during the sewing part. 

You'll use a hole punch to punch holes evenly
around the edges of each piece and yarn 
(or embroidery thread) with a fat embroidery needle
to sew the basket together.

Here's the bottom.
Like I said, should have followed the directions --
this is not the best sewing job!

Side View.... (I'll just say the kid's sewed it, not their incompetent mother)

It does make a handy little bowl to hold your treasures!

Happy Re-Cycled Crafting!

Pink and Green Mama


Katie said...

Very Cute! You could do this with Christmas Cards too for a seasonal basket or gift basket!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

You are amazing! What a great idea. :) And cute too!



Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a fascinating idea. We'll see how many suitable valentine cards we will get. Thanks for sharing the original instructions too!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Really love this, just pinned :) I saw something like this at an art festival made with vintage cards and crocheted - I think together. It's something I could never made but this version is totally doable.

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