Basketweave Heart Frame


Hey everyone! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I am back today to share a love-themed project with you all – a basketweave heart frame. Creating a basketweave pattern with paper instantly adds texture to your project; it’s a great way to mix patterns and colors, and best of all, it’s easy!

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I started off my project with a 6 x 6″ panel of white cardstock for the base, which was slightly larger than the heart I wanted to create. I then chose six patterned papers that coordinated well. I cut the papers into 1/2 x 6″ strips (24 strips in all, 4 of each color).

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I added a strip of adhesive along one edge of the white cardstock base panel.

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I placed strips of three of the patterned papers in an alternating pattern along the adhesive strip to hold the paper in place.

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I interlaced the remaining patterned paper strips, again in an alternating pattern, to form a simple criss-cross pattern.

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When I finished weaving, I lifted the panel and added more adhesive to hold the panel in place.

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I adhered the basketweave panel under a negative die cut heart and added multiple rows of machine stitching to hold the panel in place.

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I added a die cut sentiment below the heart, attached a couple of scalloped border strips,

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then finished the project by adding it to a frame.

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That’s all there is to it! It wasn’t difficult at all, and the basketweave pattern really is beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Basketweave Heart Frame

  1. Linda S. in NE says:

    Well this was sure a fun tutorial of how you made this cute project. You make it look so easy. Other than the sewing part, I think I might be able to pull this off. Thanks again for the clear instructions.

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