Come November 24th, most American households will have decorated their homes with fall-colored decorations. The table centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner will be the main focus, in that family and friends gather here to eat and socialize for hours. Thanksgiving baskets make an attractive and utilitarian purpose for giving the atmosphere a festive feel. There is… Continue reading Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets
No matter what you get your mother for Mother’s Day, she will love it because it came from her child. A child’s gift is always to be treasured no matter what because even if it is a rock, that is what that particular child found special and you are the person that the child deemed… Continue reading Mother’s Day Basket Ideas
Coiled fabric baskets are perfect for holding fruits, vegetables, or even as a decorative piece of art for your home. You can make them with left over fabric pieces or spools of yarn. Once you get the stitching method down, it is fairly easy to make these baskets. You can create bowls and baskets of… Continue reading How to Make Coiled Fabric Baskets
It’s fair to say that most of us would not do well if we had to survive in the wild. In order to finding food, water and shelter we would need some basic surviving skills. One thing you can learn quite easily is to make a primitive grapevine basket for gathering and storage. You can… Continue reading How to Make Baskets in the Wild
Ply-split braiding is an ancient technique that involves splicing cords or ropes, to weave an object. This technique originated in the dessert between India and Pakistan. Originally, men would take goat hair and spin it into yard. Then they would ply the yarn into cords, and split those cords to make the objects. Today, only… Continue reading How to Make Ply Split Baskets
Hanging baskets throughout your home is a great way to decorate and make some extra storage space. You may be hesitant to use nails to hang these baskets but there is a very simple alternative: use command strip hooks! These hooks come off easily with no damage to your walls. Here is a step-by-step tutorial… Continue reading How to Hang Baskets on the Wall Using Command Strips
The history of baskets and basket weaving goes back to ancient times. It is one of the most primitive tools used by humans throughout history. Baskets were used for gathering and storing, as it is done today. As the women went out to gather fruits, vegetables and pick berries, a basket allowed them to shorten… Continue reading How Did Baskets Make Life Easier in Early Times?