Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Baskets

A few years ago I use to work for a company where suppliers would bring in huge gift baskets full of goodies at Christmas time.  These baskets were GORGEOUS!  I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away so I started making christmas baskets.  I have evolved into making them with battery-operated LED lights (thanks Sheri!!) and making them portable for parties or dinners elsewhere, where a plug-in may be tough to find.

Anyway, here are a couple I made this week.  They take me about 2 1/2hrs ... just as long as a card!! 

Basket without lights on

Basket with lights on and unfortunately super blurry.  Sorry!!  And now the basket is gone of course.  LOL!


Basket #2

The pinecones I get from various yards and by the time I'm done, these cost me about $15 to make.  They are great for gifts!! 

9 comments:

Simone said...

ooooooooo so rich looking! I like your baskets, they're so pretty. sigh.

Pepper Girl said...

What a great idea! The're gorgeous! I especially love the lights as an added touch, but so pretty even without the lights.

Graphicat said...

Wow! these are GORGEOUS! And what a great idea! You collect the pine cones too?!?! wow...
You're BRILLIANT!
Hugs
Cheri

Graphicat said...

OH PS....as pretty as those lights are in the basket...I like them on Rafferty best. :o)

Nancy said...

you go girlie...these are wonderful....don't ya just love projects like these....

Sheri said...

oh how beautiful! I LOVE them and you are so welcome! I can't even imagine what they look like in real life.

ms.espresso said...

very festive and fun :) I bet the recipients love them!

Donna C said...

These are beautiful !! I love the lights in them ... brilliant idea !!!

Christine D said...

What a great idea!! You are such a creative lady!! We got a bunch of those baskets when we lived in PG at the office and I have a big collection of these baskets too!! Thanks for the idea!!