This could be an Easter egg basket, a child’s Spring purse, or basket on a nature table. Sample in the School Store.
What you need:
- light brown felt circle (with a 10-inch circumference)—the “earth”
- dark green felt piece 10 x 5 inches—the “tall grass”
- light or medium green felt piece 10 x 5 inches—the “short grass”
- blue ribbon about 18 to 24 inches long—the “sky”
- brown and green embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- optional—needle-felted bee, needle-felted ladybug, black beads and black embroidery floss to create ants
- Mark with pins 2 ½ inches from the edge of the grass pieces to create a border area 10 x 2 1/2 inches.
- Beyond the border area of the dark green felt piece (tall grass), cut an irregular fringe so it appears like thick grass.
- Line up the light or medium green felt piece (short grass) and cut the short grass to have slightly shorter and thinner stalks that will stand in front of the tall grass.
- Line up the bottoms of the short grass panel and the tall grass panel.
- With brown embroidery floss, sew with a blanket stitch the bottoms of the grass panels to the edge of the light brown circle.
- With green embroidery floss, sew up the edge of the grass panels 2 ½ inches from the bottom edge.
- Tuck in the ends of the blue ribbon (sky) between the grass panels and sew with green embroidery floss and small stitches to secure.
- With green embroidery floss and from the inside of the basket, use small stitches to secure the grass panels together at ½ inch intervals 2 ½ inches from the bottom of the basket.
- Add any optional decorations (bee, ladybug, ant beads) to the basket.