The basket makeover (a tutorial)


So the other day I found this old basket in my stash that was beckoning to me, "Make me pretty!" And of course, since I always listen when inanimate objects speak to me, I just had to. *winks*

I kept my fingers crossed when I went rummaging through my fabric stash for this remnant lace fabric (that I used for One piece of fabric: 10 projects), hoping that it would be big enough to cover the basket. And it was! Yayness! :)

Next I added some Maya Road pearl trim to the edges of the basket.

I covered the handle of the basket with cream satin ribbon. And embellished with some pearl trim.

The ribbon I had wasn't quite long enough for the entire basket handle so I improvised by adding some Maya Road felt blooms at both ends of the handle. 

Then of course, I had to finish off with an embellishment cluster of all things pretty. :)

Here it is...photographed with 3 large pencil boxes and 2 planners so you can gauge its size. 

What do you think? Did I make it pretty? 


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Lizzyc said...

Oh wow you sure did!! It looks really pretty.. love the lace you used on the outside and the blooms really make it look lovely!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You totally made her pretty!! I love love love this! LOVING that lace and the flowers!! And I TOTALLY listen when objects talk to me too! LOL!!!

SD pooja said...

Very pretty that too chic style !

Suman Pandit said...

super pretty !!

Lisa said...

So gorgeous!! Wow!! The basket looks amazing!! I love the beautiful lace and blooms!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Cindy deRosier said...

A beautiful transformation!

StirYourCreativity said...

Fabulous transformation.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is super gorgeous the way you use lace and felt so beautifully
Dr Sonia

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, yes, you sure did make it pretty! Stunning, in fact!

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