The holidays are coming and wouldn't it be nice to decorate your home with a Christmas theme basket? Basket kits and patterns also make thoughtful presents for your basketmaking friends. Plan to spend time with your children making a selection of special ornaments for your tree. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift, Internet resources abound.
Sandy Atkinson presents holiday baskets from a variety of authors, including several ornaments, a stocking and a pin-on holiday basket.
Baskets of Joy offers patterns for sale including a bell shape door decoration of flat and round reed which you can decorate with greens and attach to your door to welcome your holiday guests. Another outdoor project is a flat reed Christmas Tree door basket. For indoors there is a hand-woven Crèche, complete with stable and three Nativity figures, tree ornaments, wrapping paper caddy, angels, another angel, santa, snowman, reindeer and a Victorian Sleigh.
Willowe's Basketry carries a small, large and jumbo Christmas Stocking Kit. Patterns are available for a Christmas Tree Door Basket, or Matches Basket, Holiday Card Basket, a Let it Snow Wall Basket and a Victorian Sleigh with Rolled Gretchen Border. Willowe's is also a source for a variety of Christmas tie-ons.
Basketpatterns.com offer an extensive selection of Christmas related basket patterns. Enter Christmas into their search engine to view many different holiday basket patterns.
O'brien Fretwork offers slotted or drilled edge wooden fretwork basket bases and handles with angel, Santa and other Christmas designs.
The Country Seat, Inc. carries many patterns with Christmas themes. Type in Christmas in the search box and all of the related items will be listed to view and purchase.
You might try making white crocheted baskets as ornaments for your Christmas trees with this free holiday crochet pattern. Folded and Woven Moravian Stars make great Christmas tree ornaments. You can even make baskets out of multiple 3D stars. Try weaving them of birch bark as well as paper strips.
A FREE basketweaving pattern for a Candy Cane Basket is available from GH Productions. This would be a good project for some of those holiday gifts you have promised yourself you would make for your friends. While you are at the GH Productions, Inc. site check out the fine selection of supplies that Scott and Beth offer. Let them know you heard about them here. Other free holiday basket patterns including a Christmas Card Basket are offered by G H Productions.
A Christmas Ornament Pattern Packet authored by Susi Nuss is offered by Double Satin Basketry. The packet includes instruction for making five folded and woven tree ornaments (star, bird, fish, heart and garland) that can be made from heavy paper or birch bark.
Tell us how you weave basketry into your holiday traditions, or let us know about other sources of Christmas basketry by posting your comment to the Basketry Bulletin Board.
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