I’ve coiled these pine needles onto a base of Black Cherry and trimmed it with a cherry colored thread. It’s interesting to me how solid the pine needles are next to the wooden base.
They feel almost the same density.
I like making this size basket for the pure practicality for it. It is a “personal” size that works for small treasures, guitar picks, earrings, or even as a bowl for nuts or candies (on your desk at the office?).
Your mother would be delighted to open this up on Mother’s Day, or a bride at her shower. But don’t forget the men in your life who also love beautiful and practical!