Bead Colors Needed:
- Hot Coral - 5
- Red - 40
- Rust - 319
- Orange - 117
- Butterscotch - 229
- Pastel Yellow - 5
- Yellow - 137
- Cheddar - 80-193
- Kiwi Lime - 238
- Green - 5
- Toothpaste - 80-193
- Blueberry Creme - 117
- Light Brown - 122
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Can about 4 inches diameter and 3.25 inches deep
- 2-3 heavy rubber bands
- 2 small paper fasteners or brads
- Raffia ribbon
- Wooden skewers
- Thick craft glue
- Flower arranging materials
Download the PDF for the Autumn Basket Project Pattern. You will use 4 large square pegboards to create your project. Assemble the three large square pegboards as shown on the project pattern. Cut out the individual sections of the chart and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place all the beads for your project.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead designs from the pegboard. NOTE: Set aside the basket pieces—the large rectangle and handle. These pieces will not be ironed on the other side because they need to remain flexible. Take the apple pieces and flip them over and repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the designs are cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Wrap the large basket piece around the can, making sure to place the ironed side facing the can.
Glue this piece to the can with craft glue and hold in place with a few rubber bands until it dries.
Use two paper fasteners or brads to connect the handle to the basket.
Arrange your fresh or silk flowers in the basket. Tie a small raffia bow to each of the apple pieces, then glue a skewer to each apple. Insert in your arrangement.