Update: This Mini Shabby Chic Basket Tutorial was posted almost 11 years ago when I first started blogging and had no clue of what I was doing 😝
Please forgive the atrocious photography and content. As you can tell I was all over the place and back then the cottage community was a really tight-knit group of ladies. When we would write a post we would be writing like we would be talking to our Bff over a cup tea.
It was a sweet time in my blogging career and actually miss it soo much! Coming back to old posts like this is extremely nostalgic and just thinking of deleting breaks my hear. They also give me perspective and keep remaining me of how far the Lord has brought this Blog.
Even if the pictures are horrible .. this little basket is still adorable nonetheless!
How to Make a Shabby Chic Inspired Mini Basket:
1. you start off with pretty Shabby chic fabric-
Then you cut strips about a yard long and an inch wide
2. Braid the strips
3. Roll tip tightly and secure with glue gun
4. Keep rolling into a circle while adding little bits of glue with your glue gun until you get a circle about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide (see picture of me holding the circle in hand)
5. Keep overlapping upward until you get the desired height of mini basket
6. Repeat the process to make top of the basket
7. Attach top and bottom of the mini basket with a little glue gun
8. Add little top handle (i used the scrap of the end of the braid I cut off
And there you have it!
A super cute little Shabby Chic mini basket.
You could use it as a container to put a little present inside like jewelry or whatever you like that would fit.
Did i make sense ladies?? lol
If I didn’t please let me know and ill try to explain the process better!
I have a few more projects involving the braided material.. hope you all liked it!!
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
I LOVE the fabric you used too! Cute!
Aaaah we must be twins…lol…. I understood perfectly!!!…. or is that a scarey thought (understanding) ? The little basket is cute, by the way :) Happy crafting, Jenny
this is awesomeeee! I'll try doing this soon in my leisure time. thanks for the tutorial :)
Wow super cute!! Great job :) You're so talented!!!
Such a cute little basket! It's so colorful and homey.
Great Scripture verse. It's truth is so comforting.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
I JUST LOVE THIS!! Oh the possibilities are endless. What a great party favor! So fun. Have a blessed Sunday!
Oh cute! I've made a couple braided coasters like this! ♥
Ph how adorable! Fabulous fabric. it's perfectly chic. Thanks for sharing! I certainly must try this! I hope your weekend is goin well.
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Adorable basket, great tutorial! THanks so much!
Happy PS a day late!
Big TX Hugs,
really cute basket….easy to make and pretty color :)
That is precious! My grandmother used to make braided rugs with a similar technique, but I hadn't thought about make a basket that way. Hers were stitched, but hot glue would be much more efficient.
I love that you didn't go overboard with the decorations… a simple, brown paper bag is adorable on it's own, so having the restraint to add just one beautiful detail adds character without the clutter!
What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing it!