|Strawberry Burlap Basket|
The boys have been begging me to go to the local Strawberry Farm to pick their own strawberries. We went last year and they had such a great time, they have been waiting patiently for strawberry season to start.
For full instructions on how to make your own Burlap Basket press
|The boys on the Hunt!|
|Strawberry fields forever!|
So a quick how to for the perfect hostess gift and table centrepiece:
1. Cut a rectangle of Burlap 16 inches by 8 inches.
|Cut to size|
|Fold over each short end and stitch in place|
4. Now flatten out the side seam and stitch across the base on the diagonal (see photo for description), about 3 cm from corner at widest point. Again use a zigzag stitch and then again with a straight stitch inside zigzag closest to the bag centre. Cut off corner near zigzag line.
|Sew across corners|
|Cut of the ends|
6. Turn bag right side out.
7. Roll down top of bag twice.
8. Fill with strawberries! (Or any other home grown or hand picked fruit).
|The perfect hostess gift and table centrepiece.|
This makes a beautiful table centrepiece for a Sunday lunch - with the strawberries also functioning as dessert. It would also make a great Christmas centre piece filled with cherries or plums too.
So easy, so cheap and so effective. You've gotta love Burlap!