Welcome to my new blog! I am going to start my new post lineup with one of my favorite projects . . . with a twist. Literally. You may remember my grocery bag Easter basket and fruit basket that I created for the Ellinée blog. Here is an updated version of that basket using a twine handled bag I snagged at Target. I do try to bring my own bags but when I see a potential craft project in the checkout line, I can’t resist. The twine handle is then twisted together to make the adorable basket handle. You can make the handle as tall or short as you like, and I used the whole handle on my basket. So adorable for Easter treats or to hold some tasty macarons for an afternoon tea with a friend.
Here is the extra good news! After making a half dozen of these little cuties, a light bulb went off in my head on how to make it easier to wrangle the weaving process. I added this idea into my new tutorial below. Remember, you can make your baskets larger by increasing the width of your strips. FYI, this basket is on my “Handcraft Your Life Video Series” list. Wouldn’t a be a great video tutorial? Check back in tomorrow and see how you can help make that happen! ~ Lia