This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ribbon by Design

There is something about a handmade gift that feels more heartfelt. Especially when that gift is in the shape of a heart! This Valentine’s Day you can make something extra special by crafting a keepsake heart basket from beautifully printed ribbons in pinks, reds, and plums. These woven ribbon heart baskets are just large enough to hang on a door. And you can even tuck in a mini card and treat!

These woven ribbon heart baskets are inspired by the classic paper version that is popular all over Scandinavia. Made from satin ribbon and a wool blend felt, you can use this heart each year to deliver a Valentine’s Day surprise.

When designing these baskets, I selected two coordinating ribbons for each version to accentuate the woven look. I then picked matching wool blend felt sheets for each ribbon and created a template to cut both the felt and the peel-and-stick fabric fuse.

I found that cutting both of these on my cutting machine was simple and precise. Leaving the felt on the sticky cutting mat, I added each of the six pieces of fuse to both the pink and the red felt pieces. Then, very carefully, following the graphic below, fused the ribbon around the felt by removing paper from the fuse one strip at a time. This did take me a few prototypes to find the best method as the fuse is very sticky to the touch.

I created a full photo tutorial where you can see my steps for adding the ribbon onto the felt backer, then weaving the two folded heart halves into one to create your own eye-catching baskets.

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Photo tutorial for woven ribbon heart baskets by Lia Griffith

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Learn more about Ribbon by Design

Ribbon by Design is a small, woman-owned business in the USA. We design and print all of our stock ribbon in our studio using dye-sublimation technology. They will not fade, peel or flake as the design is dyed onto the ribbon with special bonding inks. Our ribbons can be sewn, used as labels, and are appropriate for quilting and other craft projects. Custom printed ribbon is our specialty. We are happy to assist with questions regarding custom ribbon, and we pride ourselves with outstanding customer service.