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Project

Flowered Easter Baskets

Introduction

Dress up a woven basket with silk flowers and leaves, which you can find in most craft shops. A hot-glue gun is essential for this project.

Materials

  • 5- or 6-inch diameter woven basket (with a handle)
  • 1/2 yard silk or satin fabric
  • hot-glue gun
  • seam binding or ribbon
  • Artificial flowers or leaves (about 60)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut satin or silk fabric into a circle with a diameter three times that of the basket; line the inside of the basket with the fabric, tucking and gluing into place.

  2. Step 2

    Hot-glue a length of seam binding or ribbon at one handle end; wrap the handle with the seam binding, and affix with hot glue at the other end.

  3. Step 3

    Remove stems from the artificial flowers.

  4. Step 4

    Hot-glue the buds or leaves onto the basket, covering the entire surface. (When gluing leaves, work from the top of the basket downwards.)

  5. Step 5

    If you are using multilayered flowers like the pink ranunculus, you can pare down some of the buds to create a variety of sizes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 1995

Reviews (2)

  • Squiggle_Jay 3 Apr, 2009

    Wouldn't this make an adorable flower girl basket for a wedding? So cute!

  • Honeybunny13 19 Feb, 2008

    wow what a brilliant idea martha youv'e done it again !