Another product challenge came my way with "Sticky Sticks™". My first thoughts were to begin by cutting them up or changing their shape in some form. Instead I had settled on two ideas and this is the one I chose.
The sticks were used to form the sides to make a basket. The base of the basket is made from a piece of thin corragated board. It was then covered on both sides; the inside with fabric and the outside with a decorative paper. The Sticky Sticks™ line each side of the box. Yarn was then wrapped around the sticks to form the sides of the basket. Once the wrapping was completed, two sticks were sandwiched together, by applying some added glue to the area with no adhesive. Then were glued into the inside, along the top of the basket for added support on each of the four sides. This same step was repeated and placed inside near the bottom for added support.
I chose to paint the sticks with an acrylic paint to add more color, but the sticks could remain in their natural state. I bit of flat trim was glued around the top and lower edge of the wrapped yarn. A die-cut burlap flower and some felt leaves were added for a little extra embellishment.
The basket could hold rolled up napkins on a table or counter or be used to hold a short vase with flowers as a centerpiece or any other items desired.
Next up with remaining left over Sticky Sticks™ a wreath.