Fort Myers Beach Baskets
We have a gazillion palm fronds in Florida. My son and I have been thinking about a way to use our old palm fronds to make a Seminole Indian thatch cover as a shady area for our goats. So, on a recent outing to Fort Myers Beach, a man weaving baskets out of palm fronds immediately caught our eye. We watched him quickly weave an awesome basket out of one frond. We thought this was so cool and had to buy some.
Dave makes it look easy. I seriously doubt it’s easy. The finished baskets are beautiful. Dave has a website and sells his baskets from it, but he’s half the price if you buy them from him at Fort Myers Beach. We definitely had to have one… actually two. The baskets start out green since they’re still freshly cut and then they dry out and turn brown. It’s not a bad thing. The dried baskets are lovely. I’d been searching for the perfect basket and I found it. Writing this post makes me want to go buy more from him. Maybe I’ll get one of his hats too… any excuse to go to the beach.
Dave says that cats go bonkers over the baskets. He said he makes some just to donate to the cats at the Humane Society. Check out his website at Coconut Baskets.com.
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