Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my spring tablescape. As promised, here is the tutorial for making the spring basket place cards/party favors featured in this post.
Tuna fish can – empty and cleaned
Raffia – several lengths about 20 inches long
Glue gun and glue sticks
Linen – Two 10” x 26” pieces
Thread to match fabric
Sewable Heat and Bond – One 6” x 22” piece
Use iron to attach one piece of linen to one side of Heat and Bond.
Use scissors to trim extra fabric.
Remove paper from Heat and Bond and use iron to attach second piece of linen.
Fold, iron and pin linen in half along 6” side leaving ½” difference in the hems.
Sew along edge with sewing machine.
To create the fabric loops, use pinking shears or scissors to make cuts along folded edge about ½” apart. Cuts should stop about ½” from sewn edge.
Attach fabric to tuna fish can using glue gun. Fabric will wrap around can a little more than two times.
At this point the fabric loops will be stiff. Simply press loops down with your hands to create desired look.
To make the handle, tie knots along length of raffia about 1 inch apart. Trim ends about 1” below first and last knot. Your handle should be about 12 inches long.
To attach handles to inside of tuna fish can, rest knot on the top edge of the can and glue using glue gun.
Fill with paper grass and goodies!
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