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Flower-trimmed basket

Source:  Womans Day www.womansday.com

MATERIALS

Pink and yellow tissue paper

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

5 twist-ties

Paper-shredding scissors (optional)

2 shades of green crepe paper streamers

Wicker basket ($10; Michaels.com)

Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

1. For pink flowers: Cut six 6″ squares of pink tissue paper and stack them. Starting at one edge of stack, fold up ½”, then under ½”; continue until entire stack is folded accordion-style. Wrap a twist-tie around the middle. Round off both ends with scissors, then fluff out the folds. Repeat for second flower.

2. For yellow flowers: Make fringe as in the illustration (right), but cut a 2″ rather than a 1″ strip and make your fringe cuts 1″ deep. Roll up the unfolded strip tightly and secure end with glue; let dry. Fluff out fringes. Repeat for 4 more flowers.

3.  Cut one length of each color green streamer to circumference of basket. Make cuts halfway into each streamer, ¼” apart, to make fringe. Hot-glue unfringed side of one streamer onto top edge of basket. Repeat with second streamer.

4. Cut a long piece of streamer in half lengthwise. Hot-glue one half to base of handle, wrap it around handle and glue on opposite side; trim excess paper. Hot-glue individual pink and clusters of 2 or 3 yellow flowers to handle; let dry.

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

To Make Fringe: Step 1

Fold a sheet of tissue paper so it’s half the length, then repeat 3 times to get a narrow rectangle.

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

To Make Fringe: Step 2

Cut a 1″ strip off a short end. Keeping it folded, make ½”-deep cuts every ¼” along bottom (paper-shredding scissors will make this go faster). Repeat the process with the rest of the paper. Unfold strip

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

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