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I adore chenille figures :) For me they add just the right nostalgic touch to a projects or perfect little gifty bits for the grands..even girlfriends. I used Heather's Shabby Valentine Cupid Tags for both the head of my figure and the medallion on my "Key to My Heart" Valentine Candy Basket. Pink bumpy chenille stems, hearts and key from my stash and a bit of white feather for wings.
The candy basket started life as a 3" peat pot which I first painted with white gesso. The gesso makes a nice finish inside and is easier to cover on the outside. Next step should be to create your handle and attach before you cover the pot with crepe paper. I used a red chenille stem with pink ribbon twisted around it. I laid down a strip of DST (double sided tape) around both the top and bottom of the pot and created gathers in the pink crepe paper as I went. A row of gathered red tulle trim around the top really made the colours pop. I added a sweet and sparkly pink trim along the bottom. Then more sweetness in the ruffle edged ribbon bows. I cut out the smaller version of the tag to use as the medallion, popping it onto a plain white scalloped circle punch. Glitter, glitter, glitter! My favourite..Platinum Stickles and a bit of Ruby Slipper and Fuchsia! Hope I have inspired you to create a sweet and easy basket of sweets of your own.
Note: I have entered challenges at; ABC Challenges "E is for Embellishment", Natalie and Amy's Challenge "Love is All Around", Really Reasonable Ribbon "Anything but A Card", Rhedd's Creative Spirit