Make anything you like! I'd like to see lots of flowers!!!
Well - lots of flowers she has got!
This is made from a plastic vending machine cup and half a polystyrene egg. The idea came to me when I visited Karen's blog. She has the most amazing cupcake on there - you must go see it. After I'd picked my jaw up off the floor, I thought about how I could use the idea and adding my own twist, turn it into a basket of flowers.
I did all the weaving on the base myself using that bargain suede fly curtain I'd bought (just to use the suede on cards). I hadn't done any weaving since schooldays but it was amazing how quickly it all came back to me.
Plastic cup trimmed down to match the size of the egg
Half a polystyrene egg, layer it onto a circle of card and create a hinge with another piece of card half sandwiched between the egg and the circle. Attach the other half of the hinge to the plastic cup.
A kings ransom in flowers, layer up the flowers, push a paper flower on wire into the middle, twist the wire behind the layered flower so that they don't slide down the stalks, and poke the wire into the polystyrene egg.
Leone Em leaf punches (ash branch and rock fern used)
Suede strips woven around the outside of the cup.
Paper - placed around the inside of the cup. I didn't do this bit very well, next time I may use tissue, crepe, or some other thin paper (I don't have any of that at the moment). It might look better with a ring of card to form a lip over the edge.
Sweeties of your choice