Welcome Baby Basket
Working in labor & delivery, I see a lot of cute door hangings welcoming a new baby; this started the wheels turning on how I could create my own fun design! I started with a wire hanging basket (but any similar style would work), 4" Wired Burlap Ribbon and pipe cleaners.
Cutting the pipe cleaners in half, I twisted the halved pieces onto the top of the basket as shown:
Starting at the left side of the basket, I made large loops with the 4" Wired Burlap Ribbon and then twisted the pipe cleaners around each loop until the entire front of the basket was covered in loops.
I wanted to add some color and whimsy so I wove a strand of Pink Fuzzy Wired Pom Pom trim around the loops, gluing them to the sides of the loops with fabric glue.
Next, I cut three lengths of Pink 1.5" Solid Ombre Ribbon for the streamers; use as many streamers as needed to share birth stats and info. Glitter stickers can be found at craft stores and don't forget to look amongst the homecoming goods!
I made a large bow from the same Pink 1.5" Solid Ombre Ribbon and then tucked and glued it in place.
For the inside of the basket I chose Spanish Moss as the filler; colored shred or excelsior would also look nice. I made a few 'pokes' using patterned paper from Simple Stories, punches and colored straws by Queen & Co. You could also add a stuffed animal, blanket or other small toy.
This design could easily be adapted for a wreath, wooden frame or other fun shapes…I've seen just about everything hanging from hospital doors LOL!
Blog post by: Shellye McDaniel