The first thing that came to mind, when thinking of what to do for the boys, was bow ties. What's cuter that a little man in a bow tie!
I then called my mom. Why? Well, she is the greatest, I love her, and we like to chat. I also had a little favor to ask. You see, I do have a sewing machine and I can sew, a little. But, when I want something done right I typically contract the job out. My mom is an amazing seamstress and so she is used to me calling on her and requesting her services.
She did attempt to show me how to make these simply constructed bow ties on skype, but totally lost me at ,"and then you sew a seam here." I gave her my puppy dog eyes and she giggled. A few days later I received a package from New York. Not only did she supply me with the cutest bow ties, but she also sent me all the necessary accessories I needed for the baskets too. She is amazing! Love you Mom!
What you will need:
bow ties made with love
hot glue gun
collars and cuffs off of old shirts
Wire and the appropriate wire cutting tool. Don't use your good scissors to cut your wire, your mom will yell a you.
How to assemble:
cut off the collar and the cuff
find the center of your basket and lay the collar over it
get an idea of where you want to place them
then cut them so you just have the ends of the collar
make them the same size
two ends of the collar
glue them on
I took the cuff and glued one end up to shorten it a bit
Then glue the cuff over the top of the collar ends. I thought this was an adorable way to cover up the frayed ends of the collar. With the button on one side and the button hole on the other, cute!
glue the bow tie on in the center
leaving the ends unglued for now
glue the ribbon around the basket hiding the ends under where you will be glueing the bow tie down
I added glue anchor points around the basket to hold the ribbon in place
use the wire to attach the buttons
twisting it on the inside
So stinkin cute.