Alright, it actually managed to get hotter today. Supposed to be 103 degrees today and cool down a couple of degrees tomorrow. Wow, now that is a cooling trend, Not.
So while hibernating in the AC today I decided to give a basket a make over. Have been planning to do this for quite some time.
I have a few of these baskets. I just love the shape and the fact they have lids. They are also quite large.
I plan to use mine for storage. Possibly to store napkin rings. Hum, will have to give that some thought.
I began this project by spray painting the basket white. Then I choose a scrap of fabric from my stash to line the inside. Once I had the shape I wanted I used my hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the top edged. Then glued a row of ruffled lace at the top to cover where I glued the fabric to the basket.
|fabric glued inlace before lace added|
I glued a doily to the handle for decoration.
Then on one lid I added a couple of pieces of lace fabric and topped that with a variety of flowers, hat pins, pearls and crystals along with a big satin bow. I also glued a row of ruffled lace along the outside top edge.
I made tag from from several different layers
of paper and images glued to one another, punched a hole, added bakers twine and tied this to the handle.
On the opposite lid I added another fluff of lace fabric and to this I glued a few more flowers. On the basket top between the lids I added 3 metal embellishments topped with flat back pearls.
And here is the finished basket ready to go to work as a cute storage basket.