Peaceful Home Burden Basket

Burden Baskets come from Native American culture. Women use them to gather in the fields then hang them on the front door in the evening to remind visitors the home is sacred and worries, anger and negative thoughts should be kept at the door. Make a small inexpensive one with a beautiful poem I wrote to remind your own family and visitors to leave their burden's outside.


⚫ Small round 4"-5" high basket to fit on an 8×10 plaque.

⚫ 8×10 wood plaque

⚫ Paint

⚫ Mod Podge


⚫Embroidery Floss (OPTIONAL. If desired to wrap feathers)

⚫ Hot Glue

⚫Printable poem (On our official post)
Mark your board where you will paint it. We have a free download on our actual post with templates and the poem you can use.
Paint the areas whatever colors you choose or follow our design.
Paint your basket.
***DOWNLOAD THE FREE POEM HERE*** We have several versions you can download.
Glue on the poem with Mod Podge and then cover the plaque.
Paint pens can help keep lines straight depending on the type of basket surface you're working with.
Hot glue your basket to your finished board.
Grab some feathers to add.
We glued a few together and used some watered down paint to touch up the ends of them. Then we wrapped the stem ends with embroidery thread and glued them to the side of the basked.
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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