Monday, May 31, 2010

Button Basket

Wouldn't this basket make a sweet favor for a quilters retreat or luncheon? I know that I'd be squealing with delight to see it at my place setting filled with shiny new buttons to add to my stash.

I used a 3-oz. plastic Solo cup and cut it at 2-inches high. The outside liner is cut at 2-1/4-inches so that it extends 1/4-inch above the cup. The handle is made from a Martha Stewart embossing zigzag border punch and is topped with a punched flower and leaves and a sweet little pearl.

Although petite, each basket is large enough to hold a combination of 42 large and medium sized buttons.

So simple and yet so sweet!



Maggey and Jim said...

You are so creative,, I always love your ideas..

Barb said...

That is adorable!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Everything you make is so fun!!! I do think that would be a cute gift at a quilters retreat! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

cuori e perline said...

You have great ideas!
I love buttons, and this basket buttons is beautiful!
Hi from Italy

CM2 said...

I, too am a button lover! Your basket ideas is so clever, thinking I could use the idea for a small food snack tray favor! Could you please share the width of the wrap strip ... was it 11 inches like your other adorable project? TY ~ CM2

Annette said...

So beautifull.... Lovely present to give....

sweetiepie said...

How neat is that!!!!! I love all the things you do. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

Take care.

Arlette said...

CM2, yes, the length is 11-inches,the same measurement as the cupcake since I used the same 3-oz. cup. The only difference between the cupcake liner and the outside of the basket is that the width is 2-1/4-inches instead of 1-1/2-inches. I thought that I'd use as much of the cup as possible to allow for more room in the basket. HTH Thanks for visiting!

Arlette said...

Maggey, Barb, Garden of Daisies, AnnaMaria, Annette, CM2, Joyce....I'd like to thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments and for taking the time to visit my blog. Take care!

Bluebell said...

I Love this little favour, can I ask when you say a solo cup is that just a plastic cup. You do have some wonderful ideas.
Love Jillx

Laura Lane said...

I'd be squealing, too!
One cannot have too many buttons!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Lettie
I have been lurking long enough. I have to say that I love your blog; such a great way for me to enjoy a cup of coffee and relax.
Blessings to you.