Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Coiled Rope Easter Baskets

Coiled Rope Easter BasketThis is one cute little craft because it can be adapted for so many holidays and circumstances.

All you have to do is coil nylon rope (the thicker the better) around and around while holding it in place with a thin line of glue.

We used hot glue and it's easy to have small hands coil while adults do the hot gluing--the hardest part is getting the round started but once it's established older kids could handle it by themselves.

Coiled Rope Easter BasketsYou can coil the rope into any shape that fits your mood: hearts, eggs for Easter (you see mine here), chickens, flower baskets, pumpkins, even plain old circles.

Fill them with candy, rolls, straw, flowers, leaves--oh the possibilities are infinite. Okay, well maybe not infinite but I bet you could really get creative with the idea.

I wanted to try braiding strands of sisal or jute together to make a thick braid and coil that for a nice natural look.

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12 comments:

Flea said...

Very cool! I still say those earrings look like marshmallows ...

One Mom said...

great project! I love it when the project is so easy and can be used for so many occasions! Not that I'm lazy or craft challenged or anything like that......

Courtney said...

what a great craft project. Of course, dying the eggs is enough of a challenge for me :)

p.s. I really enjoyed the first newsletter!

Madeline said...

That's a fun project. I even have an nylon rope in my giveaway pile.

fruitfulwords said...

Cool project. Later today I'm off to the dollar store to pick up some rope and goodies to fill the basket. THANKS!

Rick said...

Hi,

I see that you are in Alaska--beautiful place. I lived on Murphy Dome for a year, and I loved it.

Have a great day.

Rick

miriama said...

You always make these things look so easy..but I don't know what would happen if I did that!

mannequin said...

Uh....Michelle, You are just the craftiest gal! I love that idea, it can last forever. I'm not fond of most baskets so I dread the yearly addition but these? These are great for lots of things. Thank you!

Kim N said...

I love it! I will have to try this with my kids this week.

CountessLaurie said...

What an excellent idea! I can't wait to try it! I am already thinking about how I can make square baskets...

Thanks for showing it to us.
Have a happy Easter!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh what a fun project, thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.

Melissa W. said...

This is a cool project! I wish I had seen it last week before I put Easter baskets together! Oh well, I'll save it for next year. :)