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Easy to Crochet Baskets – Adjust sizes to fit your needs

Learn to Crochet Baskets

Easy Crochet Baskets

Easy Crochet Baskets

These crochet baskets are so fun and easy to make.  The best part is that you can adjust the size according to your needs.  You can even make several to rest inside of each other.   The crochet baskets I made measured about 12 1/2 inches in circumference and about 8 inches tall.  It is surprising how much fits inside of it.  What is also nice is that when not in use you can just fold it flat and out of the way.   I think crocheting your own baskets is a great way to eliminate landfill waste.  How many times have we seen throw away containers which end up in the landfill since they tear or break so easily.  These Easy to Crochet Baskets are so pretty and you can use them for all types of things.  I filled mine with yarn.  You can use your in kids room to store toys, shoes, etc.  They work great in a baby nursery.

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Flower Friday is here! Flower #4

It’s  Flower Friday.  Today I am sharing this easy primrose flower.  I have used 2 colors for this flower.  One color for the center and one for the petals.   You can use any size hook and yarn weight you prefer.  The color choices are all up to you.

To begin:  With center color,  ch 4, join with sl st into 1st ch to form circle.

Rnd 1:  ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1), *1 dc into circle, ch 1* rep from * to * 6 times, sl st into 3rd ch of beg 4 chains

Rnd 2:  join new color in any ch-1 sp, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), [ 1dc, 1tr,  1dc, 1hdc] in same sp, [1 hdc 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc] in each ch-1 sp around, sl st to beg ch-2 (8 petals)

Rnd 3: ch 1, *[2 sc in next st] 4 times, sl st next st, rep from*,  * to *, 7 more times, sl st into first sc, fasten off, sew in tails.

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Celebrate Earth Day! – Easy to make Seed Pods



Today is Earth Day!  A day to remember how great the earth is to us and to do something to help make it a better place.  Each year I like to do something to celebrate earth day.  Last year I made re-usable market bags.  This year I wanted to do something that incorporates recycling into the project.  I love to garden and sometimes organizing your seeds and plantings can get confusing.  I also wanted to make a project that would be ideal for children and busy people to use.   My solution involves recycling and fun.  A winning combination.   These little seed pods make great Earth Day gifts.

I have seen seed pods for sale at Home Depot for about $1.50 each and I decided to make my own.  My mother had been saving the toilet paper carton rolls for me and here is how I used them in this project.  I love how my mother helps me in so many ways.  She collects all kinds of stuff for me and never even asks me what I need them for.. Big shout out to my mom.


Empty toilet paper carton

Seed Starting Soil.

Scissors (affiliate link)

Felt tip marker (DO NOT use a regular pen it will tear the tissue paper).

Seeds of your choice

Tissue paper

White tacky glue . (affiliate link)

Seed Pod Collage

To begin gather your supplies. Now you will be cutting one toilet paper roll into 3 equal parts. (Check your seed package to check the depth the seeds need to be planted.) Next you will cut a piece of paper to cover bottom and top of roll. (See collage). Put a line of glue around the roll. Place your tissue paper over the bottom of the roll and secure in place. Fill your roll with potting mixture (seed starting mix). Add your seeds. I usually put 3 or 4 once they begin to grow you can thin plants. Cover with the amount of soil indicated on seed package. Glue another piece of tissue paper over top of roll. Important: Write TOP on this end of the roll. You do not want to plant upside down as this would not be the correct seed depth. Now make sure to label your roll with the type of seeds. That’s it. Now just plant your seed pods level with your garden soil and water. The paper used in these pods are bio-degradable. I especially like planting flowers in flower pots this way. These are super inexpensive to make. Use up a resource that would normally get thrown away and is a fun craft project for kids. Enjoy!

Do you prefer a video tutorial?   Click below to watch my free YouTube video tutorial

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