Friday, October 8, 2010

Harvest Gift Basket

I had a basket I wanted to recycle - so why not make a harvest gift basket to give away? I used the same tag I put on the harvest gift bag.

I wanted to put a fabric yo-yo on the basket. These are so easy to make. I found a skirt that I didn't want to wear anymore, but the fabric would make fabulous embellishments - like a fabric yo-yo.
Here is a great tutorial on how to make a fabric yo-yo. 
The tutorial used a 4" circle. I used the bottom of an ice cream bucket for my fabric yo-yo, and I could have gone even bigger for this basket embellishment. I decided to safety pin the fabric yo-yo to some jute that I tied onto the basket so the recipient could use it again. She has a little girl so she could put it in her hair, sew it on a skirt, attach it to a gift. There are so many possibilities.


  1. What a great idea, Sue. I love all of the things you've made lately. We've got to get together soon for a card night!

  2. Thanks Jenn! Hopefully we will get together this week!