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Flowered Easter Baskets

Flowered Easter Baskets

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1995

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. 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. 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. Remove stems from the artificial flowers.

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

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