December 22, 2013 by Terry
A few weeks earlier a good friend and co-worker mentioned that she wanted to make a special gift for one of the doctors in the clinic. This lady doctor had collected some large pine cones on one of her holidays and my friend thought it would be nice to make her a lighted basket for Christmas using them. She had also wanted to use a basket that one of the long time patients of this doctor had given to her filled with thoughtful goodies.
So we did a little brain storming and gathered a few things that we thought would look nice in it. I took it home not quite solid on what I would put together but the more I played around….the better it turned out!
I started out by hot gluing some left over fabric ( from upholstering the couch and chair I showed you in previous posts) to the basket. I let the edges be frayed and pleated it so it would look nice and ruffled. I layered it as well to give it a little extra cute! To cover the edges at the top of the basket I used some thin rope and went around the basket two times. The rope and the look of the fabric gives it a bit of a rustic feel.I placed some greenery and the pine cones in the basket bending the branches around the pine cones and gluing them in place as I went. Before I placed the greenery and pine cones in, I had made a little hole in the bottom of the basket in order to thread the white lights through to conceal the plug in end of the lights. I also used some greenery with a slight shimmer of glitter on the leaves. This gives it some sparkle even when the lights aren’t turned on.
I love how this little basket came together…It’s special in that it was handpicked…by more than one person…my co worker, the patient, the doctor…and by me! I know it will be enjoyed for years to come :0)
Merry Christmas every one! God’s richest blessings to you all!
This post is linking up to Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
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