Friday, January 17, 2014

Rag Basket Recap~

Hi Friends~
It's almost the weekend
and I hope you
all have something fun
or relaxing planned.
During the week, since my rag basket post,
I received many emails about this project
So I thought I would share the
directions with you today.

If you'd like to see the other styles
I created
This might make a fun weekend project
and easy to do with the kids too.
You know if you are snowed in,
this would make a great project
with a bit of fabric from your stash
and an old wire basket.
To begin
find a vintage or new metal or wire basket.
One with an open weave to tie the rag strips through.
Next, pick your fabric.
For this basket I used
a French script style in a cotton.
Begin ripping fabric strips.

Leaving curled and stringy ends
is best for the homespun look.

The strips should be torn in 6-8 inch lengths
and about  1 1/4" wide
to give enough fabric for tying.
After complete
you can trim shorter if desired.
As you go along you will
see what works best for you
in the strip lengths.
You may need a shorter length for tying
depending on your basket.
Keep tieing the strips all around
gathering them close together
and tight till you have something
like this in the end.

Display and fill with your favorite treasures,
Christmas ornaments,
Easter eggs
or springtime nest.

I hope this helps answer a few questions
on this project.
Many of us have an old wire basket
around perfect for this idea.
Have fun and let me know what you create.
Enjoy the weekend.
Celestina Marie


Valerie-Jael said...

I will definiteyl try this when I find a basket. It is such a lovely idea, and I have plenty of material to tear up! Hugs, Valerie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am looking around in the garage to see if I have a wire basket. Have tons of material so that will not be a problem. Many thanks for the directions.
I don't know what to do this weekend as it's going to be in the high 80's. This weather is unbelievable.
My roses don't know what to do.
Have a great weekend.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Celestina, everything you do is so pretty! When I find a wire basket I'm going to try this!

Donna said...

What a fun project, Celestina! Thanks so much for sharing your tips! I love the Frenchy fabric and your French heart, oooh, la, la! I also love your idea of displaying a nest inside. It also would be cute to make a basket for a baby shower, filled with bath time goodies, toys, etc!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! This concept would make for a pretty wreath, too. I have a couple of wire wreaths and may have to give it a try.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Thanks for sharing the fun project and yes, will be a good one on a cold day. The French script fabric is perfect for it.
Just want to say many thanks for your kind words you left about my B-I-L.
I am grateful for your friendship and kind visits.
hugs and enjoy the weekend

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... you know how very much I loved your rag baskets!... thanks for all your help on mine... love how it turned out!... yours are all so pretty!... now I want to make me another one!... xoxo Julie Marie

Bente said...

Dear Celestina. The basket are soo pretty. That is such a great idea.

Wish you a great weekend.

Big hug

Createology said...

Now I must find a wire basket to rag. Thank you for sharing your technique which looks wonderful. Happy Weekend of Creative Bliss Dear...

NanaDiana said...

That is sOOO cute, Celestina! My oldest granddaughter will love making this! I have to find a basket for her. Whata really sweet project- xo Diana

Brenda Pruitt said...

Well, how darned cute is that???

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That turned out so it!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good Morning Celeste!

Great tutorial for this project! I love how versatile this is with the fabric choice. I LOVE your choice. A person could do this project with a pop of color and put that unexpected homespun piece in a modern setting and get a real "wow" with it.
I've been working on projects in my studio and still reorganizing after the holiday mess. I think I should write "disaster zone" on my studio door chalkboard sign! LOL

Have a beautiful weekend my friend, Edie

1CardCreator said...

Great tutorial Celeste and I do love the beautiful basket you made! You always choose the right fabric to make it with too, looks gorgeous! Stay warm! ~Diane

Jan Hermann said...

Wonderful tutorial Celeste...and pretty rag baskets, too! Thanks for posting about my Give-Away, too! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the instructions! It helps me for sure! I'm still not sure mine would turn out like yours but it would be fun to try! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

Dorthe said...

Thank you dear Celestina,-- your rag wirebasket looks so wonderful,with that beautiful fabric -even torn in strips, it gives a great graphic experience, and your little heart displayed inside is so sweet.
I wish you a lovely weekend, -stay warm and cozy!!

Nancy said...

Oh boy have I got wire Baskets, and script fabric too~I just love the stuff. I am so happy to find your Blog, I was reading another Blog and saw yours on the side bar. So I had to come visit~ I think what stunned me more than your Talent was the Anniversary Picture, does it really say 40 years? Celeste you look to young! Oh and yes, MI is Michigan. I was raised in Royal Oak, and the Home we have for sale is in New Baltimore on Anchor Bay. I have done the Cross country thing 3 times now and this is the last time~

Huggs, Nancy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, this is a fabulous idea! Yours looks amazing. I do have some old baskets that would be just perfect for this idea. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

RA could sell these at her store. You are so clever. I also love your Paris heart. laurie

Wanda said...

Celestina, Hi there, I am always amazed at your creativity, love the basket. Hope you are well and creating more beauty for us to admire. Hugs Wanda

Old Time Cindy said...

I have such an interest/passion in rag wreaths and I had't even considered doing this to baskets. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing this idea!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Love this! You're so talented. Love seeing your ideas and am always inspired.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..