Wednesday, November 5, 2008

T.........iny pine needle basket ornaments!

Each year, I try to make a new and different set of Christmas tree ornaments. The 2008 ornament comes from an idea by one of my wonderful sons-in law. It's a tiny basket that measures less than 1 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/2" high including the handle. They're made in the same style as the large pine needle baskets and because of their size, are somewhat challenging. The materials are the long leaf pine needles, natural raffia, and a small red satin ribbon. The basket is coiled and the handle is actually crocheted with the raffia. After the holidays they can be used for tiny trinkets and with a different colored ribbon would also be appropriate as Easter decorations! They're available in my Etsy shop (you can click on the right). Thank you for the great idea, James!

1 comment:

l'actrice said...

I love your needle baskets!! They look fantastic on the tree! You are going to see them very soon in my next treasury!!

Cheers, Iris