WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 | Comments: 3
A resale shop basket (picked up for $1.00) is covered in canvas, painted and appliqued to make a hip Easter basket for my 10-year-old.
This Chanel inspired basket is for my 6-year-old. It is adorned with vintage rhinestone clip-on earrings – her favorite for dress up. The earrings are a gift – I chose to clip them on the outside of the basket, rather than place them inside.
My daughter loves rhinestone clip-on earrings and will even wear them to the supermarket – that is how she earned her nickname, Zsa Zsa (as in Gabor).
I started out with a plain basket.
For the first basket, I wrapped it in canvas by hot gluing sections of the fabric over the entire basket.
For the edges of the fabric, I just folded under and glued down.
For the handle, I ran the seem up underneath the arch.
I ran the fabric under the base of the basket too.
Using neon spray fabric paint, I quickly gave the canvas a graffiti style application. I added foil letter stickers, sprayed with paint and then removed them to leave the word "hippity".
Using stencils and black fabric paint I made a patch for the front of the basket.
Using a dab of fabric glue in each corner, I added the patch.
I added a running stitch to the edge of the patch.
For the "Chanel basket", I hot glued lace trim around the circumference – creating a ruffled effect as I went up. I picked up this 7 yard spool of lace for $2.50 at Jo-Ann's.
I added lace to the front and back of the handle. I also tied lace bows onto each side of the handle.
Because I was going for a Chanel look, I needed some black – I cut black tissue paper into strips for filler.