Patriotic Picnic Basket


I am so excited to introduce our first felt pattern for sale:

The Patriotic Picnic Basket!

Thispattern could be easily altered to fit any holiday or color scheme by simply replacing the red, white, and blue fabric with colors of your choice.

This cute picnic basket includes instructions and patterns for:

  • Picnic Basket, napkins & table cloth
  • Sandwich bread
  • Bologna, lettuce, cheese
  • Tomato slices
  • Orange Wedges
  • Watermelon slice
  • Salsa chips
  • M&M; cookies
  • Candy bar

Chasing Marcus was kind enough to do a review for us, you can see how her basket turned out here!

Buy The Patriotic Picnic Basket Pattern now for just $5!

★Completed Basket measures approximately 9 1/4” long x 7 1/4” wide x 5 1/4” high.

★This pattern includes easy step by step instructions along with colorful photos!

★Pattern comes complete with full Scale Pattern Pieces.

★You will be directed to the download page upon completion of payment. If for some reason you are not re-directed, please email me and I will be happy to email the link to you.

★Patterns are in PDF format on 8 1/2 x 11 size paper. A PDF viewer is required to open the files. Adobe Reader is a great PDF viewer that can be downloaded to your computer for free at

★All patterns are copyright protected. Not to be distributed, transferred, or sold in any form. For personal use only. You may NOT make items for sale or profit.

★ Please see my Terms Of Use for more information on my downloads.



  1. SO cute!! I wish I had time to do all these cute, crafty things! The Lord has certainly blessed you with amazing gifts. Thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings to you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I appreciate your generosity in sharing your things with us, but I feel like I should tell you that I am disappointed that you are now starting to go in the direction of making a profit. I was so impressed with your blog because it seemed like you were genuinly interested in sharing your God-given gifts with the homeschooling community without trying to "make a buck". Now, I read for the second time that you are selling things and I feel disappointed that you are choosing to go in this direction.

  3. First of all, there is nothing wrong is selling the things that we work hard to make. I imagine that Erica has spent hours working on many of these things and thus should be compensated for her efforts. She's also noted that she's still offering the Letter of the Week on her blog but you just have to download each one individually. She's never made it mandatory to purchase anything. I would also like to point out that God doesn't ocndemn this practice. In fact, He praises it in the Proverbs 31 woman. She sold her belts to the merchants. She planted a vineyard and made money off that. She did so well with all of this that she honored her husband and his name was known in the gates (or in our time probably gives her husband more time to focus on binging in the main income.) This is the kind of practice as a godly woman that is praised by scripture. Now to the felt food. I will definitely be purchasing this pattern. I have to pay my midwife first so it won't be until summer. 🙂 My older girls and I are going make this our summer craft project (among some of the other felt food that has been featured). I have a 16 mod and another little girl in my womb who will really benefit from this as they grow. And I suspect that my 7 yod will also love to play with these. 🙂 Erica, I hope you don't mind me defending you with my above statements. I really don't like people take it upon themselves to judge the motives of others. Especially when that judgement is in direct conflict with what scripture tells us.

  4. I am a family child care provider who just recently discovered this blog and love the resources that are offered. I did purchase the Letter of the Week by download (just to save me time) and I have been incorporating it into the preschool curriculum I am already using. Great Stuff!I am also A mother to three precious daughters ages 8, 12, and 16, and I am very committed to being at home for them. I strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, though I fall short in many way. I want to say that I highly respect your talent, discipline and commitment to being a homeschool mom. God has given you a gift that you are using wisely and for His Glory! As the "virtuous woman" of Proverbs 31,you have taken the fruits of your labor , (your homeschool materials) to be sold to provide a better quality of life for your family. Your efforts will truly be blessed!~ Thanks for allowing me to post to your blog! God bless!

  5. Anonymous: I just wanted to let you know that all of my printables are still free for download on my blog including the Letter of the Week curriculum! It is my intention to share with homeschoolers as best I can. I am charging for this felt pattern because we are starting a small store on Etsy and so I can't very easily offer it for free here, and then charge at etsy.Please understand it is my intention to share as freely as possible with anyone who needs it.And thank you so much everyone for your supportive comments and for reading this blog! Sincerely,Erica

  6. Erica- That pattern turned out so cute! My kiddos would love that. I am excited about your Etsy store, everything you make is so well done and professional!

  7. Holly: Thank you so much! My mom actually made this one, we are starting the Etsy store together! I will pass on your well wishes to her!Thanks!

  8. This is just adorable! Was it hard to make? (And keep in mind… I'm no seamstress! *wink*) Do you have an idea how much the materials needed for the project will cost? Gosh, it's just so cute!

  9. I had a spelling error had to delete my comment. I couldn't just leave it!! :)Well Erica- These felt foods are so cute!!You are very good at what you do!! I am happy to support a family striving for the same values our family does. Anyone who has ever had any contact with you knows your heart is for helping mothers. I am blessed by reading your blog. Thank you-K-tribe

  10. K-tribe: Thanks so much!

  11. Your time and talent is appreciated by all of us. I think it's great for you to want to help support your family with these resources for the rest of us. Keep it up!! I wouldn't have started homeschooling my 4yo without your help and that would have never led me to want to bring all of my kiddos home, so thank you! I'd be more than willing to pay money for that all over again.

  12. Family of Three: It was approximately $15 for all the materials, and no it is not difficult. Its all using a "Blanket Stitch". You can google it, but here's a link to step by step blanket stitch instructions:

  13. Beckie: Thanks so much for your kind comments!

  14. Jeremiah 22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;I have enjoyed Erica's free printables for a long time and she has saved me so much money and time and has made our school curriculum better! It is the least I can do to pay her a small sum in exchange for her products. Aren't all of her adorable products worth much more than $10? God says to pay a person what their service is worth/ to be fair to the seller. So, Erica, we actually owe you a ton more! 🙂

  15. Hi, I often come here and love your blog. I think that you offer plenty of free things and there is nothing wrong with selling a few of them. If everything was free in this world then I could find fault with someone trying to sell something…. I don't expect to go buy groceries and not to pay for them, so I do not blame someone trying to make some money by selling their work. The felt food is absolutely beautiful and the activities definitely more than worth their price.Still I respect "anonymous" comment. She/he has a right to have his/her opinion…and I am sure that there is a reason she/he feels this way. I just wish that they had signed their name/said who they are. If we believe something we need to be open about it…otherwise it seems like we are ashamed of our views.

  16. Erica, I am so thankful that you are providing this ministry. My oldest walked by and said, "mom you really like that blog don't you. It's always up." Your daily comments and projects have been an encouragment to me. I have enjoyed seeing what your family is up too. Most of the time I don't use your ideas, my first "set" is older. But Ben and Hannah are going to benefit greatly from your labor of love next year. Please do not allow flipant remarks of others discourage you. You are so helpful and encouraging in ways that you do not know. This blog has been a ministry to me and my family, so thank you.With the new baby coming, do you think my oldest would be able to do this project? She just turned 10. This might be really fun for her and her younger sister and brother would have so much fun playing with it.

  17. This is a gorgeous picnic set. Absolutely delightful.I think it is wonderful and exciting that you are starting an Etsy store.

  18. I am soo inspired by your blog. You help keep me accountable 🙂 I also linked to your blog, if you don't mind, at my new blog. Your children are sooo blessed by your committment to the Lord and to your family. You are doing a wonderful job!

  19. Your patriotic picnic basket is adorable! I just know that Eliana wold love that. I still haven't even tried the pizza one I wanted to do. I really, really want to learn to do this! Maybe this summer when the kids are on break (we are taking a break this summer!). Thanks so much for all you do, Erica! And many blessings to you on your new Etsy shop!

  20. This is adorable!! I absolutely love it! Maybe one of these days I'll try to make some felt food. So cute!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    I'm not really anonymous just no gmailI love the basket. I wimped out I bought baskets. I made cloths napkins and sandwichpouches for my youngest dd and my granddaughter. I think you stuff is great. I'd buy it for the basket alone. God has given us all talents and expects us to use them. He expects us to take care of our families. I do not have the guts to sell anything on line. I use consignment shops instead. God bless.Shannan who has no gmail.

  22. Hi Erica,I am always amazed, inspired, in awe and a little overwhelmed by all the fantastic things that you do. HOW do you do all this??? I know I asked you once what time you get to bed at night, but now my question is…are you secretly Super Woman! : ) I have 4 children also but they go to public school and I STILL don't have time to do all this. You are truly, truly outstanding. I subscribe to your site as well as many others for ideas and inspiration, but just keeping up with the daily e-mails is like a full time job! (printing out the ideas and activities, laminating them, storing them, trying to get my younger kids who already attend public school to be motivated enough to do more schoolwork with Mommy at home, etc) I am exhausted, I honestly don't know how you are not. As my younger boy would say, "You rock!" I feel so unworthy! I wish I knew your secret to getting this amazing amount of work done and done so well. : 0

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