Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hanging Holiday Heart Basket

Thanks so much for stopping by- especially those participating in todays Tina Wenke and MarkerPop Blog Hop. This is so much fun!

All of you amazing designers have been making so many beautiful projects
with our stamps and papers. I am truly soooo GRATEFUL!

Since I don’t have a die cut machine yet, I decided to keep my project simple- using hand drawn shapes as templates. I’ve included a digital pdf version of the shapes for you to drag and drop if you would like to try this project yourself J

First, I traced then cut all the shapes used from the papers this required 4 sheets of paper from the Holiday Combination Pack. Here’s a list of the papers I used;

-       Gifts (Small Heart)
-       Greenery (Small Flower)
-       Rejoice (Leaves)
-       Holly (Medium Heart)

Next, I traced the large heart shape twice on the piece of tan chipboard which comes with the paper pack to make the front and back of the heart basket. After I cut the chipboard, I used spray glue to attach the medium heart first to the board then the small heart next and added a stitching pattern with deep red color pencil.

Then I started on the holiday flower – I stitched all three layers of the flower with the button in the center to hold the flower together. Finally I added pieces of foam tape in between the flower layers to give them dimension and added more foam tape on the bottom of the flower to attach it to the hearts and did the same with the leaves.

I glued the bottom half of the chipboard hearts together with hot glue to make the basket. I curled black wire together with red beads to make the handle. After this, I attached the wire to the heart. I did this by poking 2 small holes into the chipboard with a push pin, pushed the wire through and twisted it back around at both ends. 

And the final touch was to tie a green raffia bow onto the left side of the heart right where the wire was connected to the board. Added some candy canes and I was finished:)

Materials Used for the Holiday Hanging Heart Basket;

            -1 12x12 piece of Tan Chipboard (used to keep the paper pack flat)
            -Red button and thread
            -Foam tape
            -Hot glue
            -Black wire and red beads
            -Green paper raffia

Now, let's talk prizes!
We have donated a prize of 2 stamps (1 of my Stampavie Winter designs and 1 Spring design) plus a pack of my Winter Papers & MarkerPop is giving away a $15 gift certificate. One lucky winner will win it all!

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3. Hop around to our designers & leave a comment on one or more of our Tina Wenke projects. For every comment you leave, you will receive an additional entry into our giveaway!


  1. What a joy to be invited to participate in your blog hop! Those of us at MarkerPop are grateful to have an opportunity to showcase your gorgeous stamps!
    Your heart basket is so adorable! How beautiful. Thank you for the gift of the template. I will certainly use it for my Holiday decorating!
    Take Care,

  2. Hi Tina! This is such a cute idea. And how nice it would look hanging on door or on a pretty hook on the mantle. Love the pretty papers too. The candy canes look pretty yummy as well. LOL

  3. Thank you so much for hopping with us, Tina! I absolutely love your project & that template is great! This would be such a cute item to hang over a door.

  4. Such a darling project! This is great for children of all ages!!

  5. I am now a follower of your blog by email and I am off to hop along with the other blogs!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!

  6. This is adorable, love it! It was awesome to be able to hop with you!!! :)

  7. Tina, Just love your project, fantastic job. Thanks so much for the pattern.
    Hugs, Patricia

  8. love your project. really cute

  9. So glad to have found you, and now a follower, too! Your holiday hanging basket is wonderful and love your paper collection! And am in love with those adorable mice (stamp) over on Marker Pop's Blog!!

  10. The flowers and hearts go together so well. This is very sweet. It would be nice to make some for some older neighbors...

  11. Awesome job. Love the hearts and flowers! Thanks for sharing

  12. Love your heart basket! Too cute!!