Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

Although I am not a very big seasonal crafter, I have always enjoyed making a project or two during the holidays. My inspiration for this project comes from the paper lanterns of my childhood.

I heat bonded 2 layers of contrasting fabric together in place of the paper and added a fabric covered tin can in the center to form the basket.

Rick rack and a cute little yo-yo posie adds to the fun.

Have a Happy Easter, everyone!


Aloha!

19 comments:

Kerri said...

Very cute. Great for an easter prezzie full of easter eggs.

karenfae said...

I like it - I would never be able to come up with all these ideas that you do.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love it! What a terrific idea!
I love your ideas, Arlette!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Angela said...

Fantastic! I don't enjoy working with paper, so thank you for the innovative alternative!

Janine said...

Fantastic you are so creative.
I love it.
Happy easter
Janine

teodo said...

Wonderful this lantern!
Happy Easter to you.
ciao ciao

Tozz said...

You are very clever how you come up with these ideas. This looks absolutely fabulous. Very clever indeed!!

Jackie said...

I wish I knew what goes on in your head when you come up with a craft idea! That is just the coolest, cutest, basket!

sweetiepie said...

What a clever little Easter basket. I may have to borrow your idea to make some for my grandbabies. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Easter!!!

Mimi said...

I remember making these in grade school. Yours is much prettier. What a grea idea.

Vivi, Vivke, Viviane, oma, mama, bieke......whatever said...

I like this!!
greatings vivi
http://tijdtekort.blogspot.com

Barb said...

That is so clever and cute.

Jean said...

This is so cute!! What a great idea!

Connie Gail said...

What a fun and cute craft that is. You never seems to run out of fun ideas Lettie! Thanks for sharing...:O)

Busym1 said...

That is adorable! I havent been to your blog in a few days,due to computer issues, and missed stopping! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Happy Easter!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Easter Arlette!!! That project is adorable.

Craftpassion said...

This recalls my childhood's memory too. I made this lantern before, out of Chinese New Year Red Packet Envelope. I used to hang them on Cherry Blossom tree during the festival. Good job!

Sherry said...

Hi I just left a message on your give away and you didn't want us to out in 2 so I thought I would ask you on this blog.I was surfing your blog and love your ideas. I tried to copy the money flower and was not able for copy right. Do I need to tell you that I'm going to make a few for presents because of the copy right. I'm new to this and have not come across this before so if you could let me know to what I can and can not do. Thanks

Suze said...

Very cute! I remember making those in elementary school.