- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 60+ minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Edith used Christmas cards but you can use cards from any occasion. She started out by sorting her cards by theme, such as angels, nativity, animals, children. She then matches them into 7 pairs. She decides which ones she wants to be seen more and used them for the inside of the bowl.
She used a pattern similar to the one I provide here. Use the pattern for the bottom of the bowl to cut two of your greeting cards (one of your pairs). Use the side pattern to cut out the remaining 12 cards (6 pairs). Glue your pairs together, picture side facing out, making sure the edges match up. Let the glue dry.
Now you need to punch the holes around the edge of the card pieces. Edith suggests you start by punching holes in the corners and then try to evenly space them about 3/4" apart. Once you get one of the sides done, use that as a template for punching the holes in the other units. Use the holes in the bottom edge of the side units to punch holes around the bottom edge.
Edith then made 3 single crochet stitches in each hole and 6 single crochet stitches in the corners, leaving a long thread to use to sew the sides of them together. Once she crocheted around all of her greeting cards, she used her crochet stitches as a guide and sewed all the pieces together using the long thread.
Edith says, "Makes a nicer looking and longer lasting bowl. I put some shiny glass Christmas ornaments in the bowl and use on the coffee table. I also put bags of homemade cookies or candies in them to give as gifts. These are a great take-a-long project as they can be done in separate parts and put together at the end."