28.3.13

Easy Paper Folding Basket

Paper Basket
This easy to make paper basket is my Guest DT project for Itsy Bitsy.
At the outset itself let me confess I am not good at origami..I cannot even make the  common origami paper aeroplanes ! 
But I was so fascinated when I saw this accordion style Paper Basket on Pinterest that  I overcame 2 pet peeves [which are 1.I dont have the patience for You tube videos and 2. I am not skilled at origami]to make this paper folded basket.
Paper Basket
I used 5 squares of 6 x 6 inch double sided pattern paper to make this 3 compartment paper basket. Without the handle ,the charm of this paper basket is that it folds flat in an accordion style!
Paper Basket
Added a  handle and made some dangling beaded charms to hang on the ledge of the paper basket
Origami Basket
Edited :This project got a TOP Honor at Decorate to Celebrate
Decorate To Celebrate! Top Honors

133 comments:

  1. Like the basket's dimension, pastel colors & embellishing with the beads & flowers.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa..I can always count one you to boost my morale

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  2. Very beautiful basket.Loved those glittery flowers.

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    1. Thank you so much Archana. I usually make my own flowers..this time I saved a lot of time by just altering Itsy Bitsy flowers

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  3. Your paper basket is just so pretty. I really like the handle and the sparkly flowers are great.

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    1. Thank you so much Benzi..I glittered up store bought flowers

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  4. Very beautiful colors and design of basket:) I love your creations:))
    Best wishes from Sonja

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    1. Thank you so much Sonaj..pink is my fav color for crafting!

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  5. Amazing basket. love the sweet color and the embellisments.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly so sorry I havent been dropping by lately

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  6. Wow ! What a pretty basket ! Loved the dangling pearl embellis !

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    1. Thank you Pooja. Have posted the dangler mini tutorial on Itsy Bitsy

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  7. How pretty this is and looks so sturdy!

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    1. Thank you Susan..you guessed right since I used thick paper the basket is pretty sturdy

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  8. This basket is so pretty!! I love the shape and embellies! So great for spring! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Katy..I enjoyed using ready made flowers for a change though I did alter them a bit using glitter and pearls

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  9. Beautiful basket, love all the sparkle. Great design.

    Hugs Nana

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    1. Thank you so much Nana. I think the original designer is a Japanese origami artist. You can view the tutorial link on my Pinterest board here:Box tutorials

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  10. nice basket!!
    http://varshafineart.blogspot.com

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  11. Dr. Sonia, you always amaze us with such wonderful and creative items. Really beautiful work. I am looking forward to your tutorial on this project. NancyD

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy. You will find the tutorial here : Box tutorials

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  12. Lovely basket...Pretty pink!!!

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    1. Thank you Sathya. I love pink!

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  13. Sonia
    Such a beautiful and feminine project. Love it.
    You have done a great job even though you say you don't do origami. :)
    Myrna

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    1. Myrna I struggle to make paper boats and paper aeroplanes are quite beyond me but I loved this project!!

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  14. Oh my gosh Sonia - now ain't this fancy and cute... love the different folds, sort of looks a bit complicated to assemble, LOL! The flowers, pearls and charms gives it that special touch to your basket.....

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl.It looks tricky but the tutorial by Leyal is awesome. Here is the linkBox tutorials

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  15. Sonia This is such a pretty basket I love the gren and the pink together and the design is so unique.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #106 Spring challenge, Have a Happy Easter
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Diana..your linky party is so much fun

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  16. cute!!! thanks for sharing!
    hugs
    Nati from Brazil

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    1. Thank you so much Nati glad you liked it

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  17. wow so pretty, love the patterns and colors and the embelishment, love it !!!
    Paula

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  18. Woow beautiful basket

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  19. Oh wow, Sonia, this is amazing!! What a gorgeous basket!! It looks so fabulous and beautiful!! The papers you used are so pretty and you embellished it perfectly!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. This is really a family full of talent.
    This beautiful work of her daughter. Here in Brazil costumams say "son is fishy fish"! ie mothers talented daughters talented!
    Hugs!

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  21. Eine wunderschöne Faltarbeit, für Ostern. Auch die Farben sind so schön romantisch.
    Liebe Grüsse, Ulla

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  22. Hi Sonia: This is beautiful...your creations are ALL fantastic...first time here and I will be coming back...thanks for your comment on my blog...keep in touch
    bye bibiana

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    1. Thank you so much Bibiana..you have a beautiful blog too

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  23. Oh! Sonia, this is just gorgeous, love the little pockets on the inside, what a great fold,love the cute flowers and the hanging pearls,so very pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy so good to have you drop by

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  24. WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL basket!! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  25. Great ideea, love this work!!!

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  26. Thanks again for cooking this up for the Itsy Bitsy Blog. You are really a STAR!
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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  27. what a fab technique .. looks wonderful
    Lisa x

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  28. wow ! its lovely !! very different ... cute lil flowers n pearls

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  29. So happy you got through your two pet peeves!! lol... your orgami basket is gorgeous!!! I voted for your projects but messed up on the card one because the page fully loaded as I clicked, then it shifted! then the page moved! and I ended up voting for someone I don't know... Looks like your daughter will win and it looks like Ranji is your biggest competition , as for all others you are miles ahead on all of them! Good Luck!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi..no worries..its the top 5 that counts

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  30. Your work is fantastic, Sonia and I love it so much.
    Hugs, Anja

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  31. that is really pretty

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  32. Fabulous basket will have to find the instructions for this! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  33. This is Stunning Sonia. Is there a tutorial coming???Loz

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  34. Such a pretty basket Sonia! And my my, someone seems to be in love with pink ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Pritesh..well this was created with stuff sent to me from Itsy Bitsy. I guess the Itsy Bitsy team too know how much I love pink!!

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  35. This is so beautiful, the PPs are so well coordinated.

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..I hardly ever use PP and dont have a big collection so it was easy!!

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  36. Sooo Cute...Love the way you decorate it with charms and glitter flowers...

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  37. How cool is this- you are always amazing me!!! I love everything about this- and off to vote for you...!

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  38. What a fabulous basket Sonia and we'll worth all your effort in overcoming your "pet peeves"

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  39. Pretty basket..love the charms..very nicely embellished !!

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  40. So lovely...bet you are pleased you overcame your peeves to create this. Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge. Suzanne x

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  41. You amaze me Sonia... this is super.

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    1. Thank you Monica..the best part is how simple they are to make!!

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  42. Your paper basket looks so beautiful Dr Sonia ..I loved the tute on making the embellies to decorate this basket that you have shared on the Itsy Bitsy blog as well !!Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena. I am new to beading and felt so proud of myself for making the dangler so only shared the steps ..thank you so much for encouraging!!

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  43. Such a beautiful basket ! Very, very pretty

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  44. So original projekt!Very beatiful:)))

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    1. Thank you Bejko the idea is not mine.I just added a handle and decorated it but yes I have not seen this around blogland much. You can see the original work I was inspired by on my pinterest board here:Box tutorials

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  45. Gorgeous Sonia. Can't believe you dont have patience!!!

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    1. Jaya I cant remember the folds of origami so usually I dont have patience for it!!

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  46. Very interesting idea,thank you for sharing!Yours is so cute!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Difficult to say whose the original idea is..Most probably from Japan the land of origami

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  47. This is so pretty Sonia. A great style.

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    1. Thank you Merry..for once this was a quick project

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  48. So pretty!!! You are good at folding and it is so nice that it folds flat.

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  49. Love the pretty papers you used for your intricate basket! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  50. Sonia, your basket is awesome! Love the design and all the pretty embellishments!

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  51. Amazing dear!!! Wow so impressive :)

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  52. The basket is so pretty. Your daughter is has become a very talented artist and a stunning designer. Fantastic job.

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  53. Marvelous! I love pink. I love beads and glitter and shine! Basket for a princess!

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    1. OOh how sweet...yes I agree my own princess was quite taken with it

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  54. Beautiful creation.Love the basket.It is very different and beautiful and unique.trust you to come up with out of the box creations.

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    1. Thank you so much Snehal..Its not my original design I just added the handle to the origami basket

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  55. This is such a unique basket doc.. have never seen anything like ti.. see even you can use PP when you want to....:D

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    1. Thank you Khush..ha ha this one was the half finished project I had to make a Guest DT for the pattern paper challenge!!

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  56. That is super cute. I confess that I don't have much patience for you tube videos either. I get frustrated listening to them do more talking than showing what they are doing

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    1. Ann I dont have the fastest of internet connections and I am a speed reader so I can skim blog posts fast but You tube videos are so slow.

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  57. as usual...u excel in folds....this is too good and beatiful...:)

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    1. Thank you so much Saumya..I am terrible at origami but this one is an exception!!

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  58. this is superb, so beautiful..spring is showing its bloom in your post :) ;lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Khadija

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  59. Your art is beautiful.

    I voted for you in every category except the kids crafts.

    Also, I checked the number of votes you got and it appears you have won in every category.

    Happy thoughts,
    Petrina

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    1. Ooh I am so happy that such a talented and famous artist and paper crafter such as yourself have voted for me..Means the world!!!

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  60. Wow, what a gorgeous Spring creation! Well worth overcoming your peeves! Thanks for joining in with our "In The Garden...Anything But A Card" challenge over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

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  61. How did I miss this one?! AWESOME... Super girly basket....you always come up with something new and amaze me each and every time I visit your blog...Very pretty basket!

    Thanks for joining us at 'For the love of crafting'... I hope you play with us again! :)

    PS. Where did you buy the paper doily? It's beautiful...

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu
      I sometimes lose track of where I get stuff from. I think it was from Reliance Stationary. But Itsy Bitsy stocks doilies too

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  62. Hello my friend!! WOW! This is such a stunning project!! Love your beautiful papers and fancy fold design!! So clever! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!! BIGGEST HUGS

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    1. Vicki Thank you so much for following my blog

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  63. You are so creative, Sonia...and your paper crafts are so inspirational. This is beautiful! x

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  64. i love love love it !!! this basket is so pretty perfect for easter time , your origami looks so wonderful i wouldn't have thought u would have any difficulties making it until i read those 2 points :) u did awesome job with this !
    also what i like is ur picture taking skills! prefect background nice and lovely picture ..

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  65. are these itsy bitsy flowers did u add stickles on them ?

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    1. Ayesha I was sent the Itsy Bitsy flowers as part of the Guest DT project .I glittered them up using 3 d glitter glue

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    2. okay thanks! they look gorgeous with the glitter and they have two tonne effect bcoz of the glitter so they looks absolutely yummy to me .. what i like here is the idea that we should play with the ready made flowers as well a little and it brings a lot of difference to the project ..

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  66. So cute! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge this week. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

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  67. My friend, every time I see one of your creations, I realize you're not just talented but gifted! Every project is just a masterpiece for sure!!!

    I tried to leave a tutorial (of sorts) on how I did the rings; although I can't imagine you wouldn't be able to do them just by looking at them -- but I did if you'd care to see. And thank you so much for visiting and commenting... you are a treasure!!!

    If you can't get the ring blanks in India, I'd be happy to get them and forward them to you!

    Hugs!

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    1. You are so sweet Audrey. Lemme do a bit of hunting here in India first!!

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  68. Wau, tämä on todella kaunis, olet taitava:)

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  69. My goshhh gorgeousss basket ever seeennn

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  70. So cute and clever. Lovely job.

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  71. OMG!! This is lovely..

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  72. Am so impressed by all your craft works...I just created new blog called http://bendyminds.blogspot.com. It just 1st step :) Will post more and more...dear.Congrats on winning itsy bitsy challenge :) :) Visit my blog when u r free.Happy to follow you dear.Will be posting more and more :)

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  73. Simply stunning creation my dear^_^
    I celebrate my first blogaversary with a surprise candy and if you want partecipate I'm very happy^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  74. WOW! super pretty project Dr. Sonia! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebate!
    Hugs,
    NOrma

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  75. WOW WOW WOW - how on earth do you manage to find the time to create such incredible projects?? An awesome career which possibly provides some of your skill & expertise given both need a steady hand & some creativity :). Just amazing & I'm SO glad I found you via your win on Jacque's blog!! Blessings, Romayne

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know Romayne

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  76. Beautiful creation. So pretty. Hugs Mrs A.

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  77. Hello doc. . .
    Your creations are jus wonderful. . And very useful for starters like me. .
    Can i ask u if uve idea on how to make flowers from wood shavings.. If so plz help me out doc...

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    1. Thank you Hema. I recently made flowers from sola wood if that is what you mean. Will share a tutorial on the same soon. Blogging is taking a backseat these days as my daughter is home and also busy professionally

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    2. Gr8 that ur able to manage all these inspite of ur busy schedule...
      Would be happy if you could share the tutorial
      I actually came through roses made from Birch wood which were lovely
      Have u come across them doc..

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    3. Hema will take a few weeks for the sola wood tutorial as not able to craft or blog much these days. I googled up the Birch wood flowers. I dont know where Birch wood is available in India but the flowers look simple to make..I guess a bit of hot glue from the glue gun should do the trick.

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    4. No prob doctor... Pls take ur time
      I guess those kinda roses can be made with any kind of wood shavings...
      But how do v have to shape the petals in wood
      Can v use the balloon punch to make the petal??

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    5. Hema...you are a godsend..I tried making roses from sola wood today morning and guess what it worked!! I was so excited. Will do a full post soon...and no I didnt use any punches to make the sola wood flowers just scissors and glue!!

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    6. So happy with ur comment doc..("godsend":-)..)
      Waiting for the tutorial
      Plz Do take ur time ...

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  78. WoW!!! What a lovely basket.....looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Its beautiful!!

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  79. Hi Sonia Just me popping in to say Hi and to let you know I have a
    new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party up and running just waiting for your next awesome project!! Have a great weekend
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  80. WOW! This is amazing.

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  81. Absolutely stunning !!! very pretty

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  82. every time i see this origami basket i love it even more ..
    im glad u noticed the how the box came together actually they were two boxed their original lids weren't strong enough so i made the inner recessed part i had seen it long time ago somewhere i dont even remember where :D yeah i think it is cool too .. love ya !

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  83. jus love this.....executed very well :) am definitely gonna try this.

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    1. Thank you so much Kalpana

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