{DIY} crib baskets

Last year I have discovered a wonderful hashtag on Instagram #slowhandmadechristmas.  And I should tell you, I have been very happy to meet so many creative people and ideas. For sure I have contributed my own DIYs and it was a very adorable exchange.

I have found there a cute Jesus crib as a hanging basket made of walnut and I was immediately in love. I have made some with my children during last Christmas holidays and I have saved them for this year. I wanted to have a crocheted crib too, so I have made some of wool and cord.


What you need:

  • Walnut
  • Wool
  • Cord
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Wooden figure or wooden balls
  • Any fabric, wool or anything else you have at home to make clothes or wrap
  • Bells or anything else to decorate

If you don’t have a little wooden figure, you can glue 2 wooden balls. Please see the picture below.


You need the half of a walnut to use it as a basket. Glue the cord inside.


Now you can put your baby inside. Here is the cord I have used to crochet the basket.


I wanted to wrap my baby Jesus, so I used vintage cotton ribbon and I love this nostalgic look.


You can put many of the baskets together on one branch in a vase. For sure you can hang them wherever you wish!

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Happy crafting!

Show me yours please and tag me on Instagram.


Best wishes from France,

Arminka aka Petit Sourire