After we came home I set to work on today's tutorial a fabric wrapped basket. So I discovered one that we had used in our wedding, it will become a resting place for my shears and such in the craft area.
|Before: I didn't care for the white wash on this so I was a perfect candidate for revamping|
|Trace bottom of the basket|
|You'll want the inside piece to be a little loose, when you add the fabric it'll fit snug.|
If you wanted to, do an ironed pleat before you start gluing it would make an awesome affect once finished. I didn't really have a rhyme or reason to my method I just wanted it covered as best as I could. My mom actually taught me how to do this, I also could have put a lid on it picnic basket style but I wanted it open.
|Your fabric should be at least 2x as big, do a dry test before gluing|
|glue the 4 corners first then stretch/fit as you go|
|Here's what it'll look like after wrapped now for the inside base|
|Wrap/glue your cut board in fabric and glue to the inside of the basket|
|I couldn't leave the handle just blah so I wrapped it as well, gluing as I went|
|I finished it off with a scrappy flower, How's she look?|
I was so ecstatic with how it turned out and I love love this fabric as well. It makes a wonderful spot too keep the shears in reach and it's quite stylish too. You can use this method covering multiple sizes of baskets, I don't recommend this for any outside use though. You just may have the recent garage sale find that needs a little TLC laying around.
I hope this leaves you with a new outlook on different things you could do to a basket. Later this week I will show you what I've done with glass jars don't throw them out, always great for a rainy day project. See you then.