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Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge: Incognito

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I racked my brain to come up with something for this challenge, I did not see how any piece of jewelry would work, then it hit me. The InnerLight baskets that I make would  work with the idea incognito On to the challenge. I have included pictures of a step by step process of how I build one of the baskets.  I like to use baskets that I find in the thrift stores or yard sales. They have bit of character. Many of them have been made locally in the North Carolina Mountains. I try to shop and live locally as possible. All year round, I pick up pine cones or seed pods to use in the baskets. Last year I found some huge pines cones at my sister’s house in South Carolina. Material needed for the project Medium to large basket 30-40 pine cones depending on the size of the cones 1 strand 35-50 electric or battery powered tiny holiday lights.  Normally I use the clear ones but it is your call. Florist wire, found in any craft store 3 yards of wired ribbon or pre-made bow(see instructions how to make your own bow) Needle nose pliers. Various decorative ornaments.
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A basket

Step One: Place a layer of pine cones in the basket
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Assemble materials

Step Two: begin to coil the light string around the bottoms cones
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Wrap lights

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random placement

Step Three: Add more cones and weave the lights throughout the cones Step Four: leave enough of the plug to wrap around the side of the handle novetsy 098 300x225 Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge: Incognito Step Five: Layer more pinecones until you feel it looks full and most of the light strand is covered Step Six: Attach your handmade bow to the side or top of the handle
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attach bow

Step: Seven: Add decorative ornaments, dried flowers etc. novetsy 097 223x300 Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge: Incognito And there you have it an InnerLight basket, beautiful on it’s own but when lit  the true beauty is revealed.
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Let there be light

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7 Comments

  1. What a great interpretation for this week's challenge ~ love it!

  2. thanks Sharon, it took me long enough 🙂

  3. great take on the prompt

  4. This is great I love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. ~Theresa

  5. Pretty and creative and festive!

  6. I'm sure glad I made it here!! Not only did I get to see a basket of pinecones change into a lighted beauty, I also go to see a well executed tutorial. Thanks for both!

  7. Wow ... what a clever idea! And how beautiful! I love that it can be made with things we probably already have around. And each year ... it could be re-done with different items and become something new.

    Thanks for sharing the "how-to" with us! 🙂

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