I made these miniature shabby chic Christmas ornaments this year and they came out so pretty!
Guess what I used to make the little baskets?
Toilet paper rolls!!
Yup. These mini basket ornies came from these plain old tubes!
Yes, I sprayed these tubes with a soap and bleach solution and let them dry before I used them.
I crashed my stash for all kinds of smalls and neat laces and trims for this project. If you are anything like me you have LOADS of little items that would be the right size for these little ornaments.
Cut each tube in half and hot glue the bottom edge shut. I use a bulldog clamp to hold the edges together while it cools.
Use your adhesive of choice to cover the tube with wrapping paper, fabric or what have you. I am using Dollar Store wrapping paper with scrap lace around the top. Use a tiny hole punch on each side of the top. Cut a bit of florist or craft wire about 8 to 10 inches long and wrap it around a pencil, paintbrush handle or small dowel to make curls. Attach to your basket at each side.
I hot glued fiberfill inside so all the decor items would perch right at the top of the basket. You could also use crumpled tissue. Now for some fun!!
Using hot glue, start embellishing your little basket. I am no minimalist, so you can see I like to stuff them FULL.
Such a fun project!
These are pretty on the tree, or as gift toppers or even small gifts for a group.
PLUS, you can make them in any theme!
I've made these for Christmas gifts and for my Etsy shop. Think of the possibilities for St. Valentine's Day, or a baby shower, or a themed birthday.
So many neat ideas, I want to try them ALL.