Flowered Easter Baskets
Martha Stewart Living, April 1995
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove stems from the artificial flowers.
- Hot-glue the buds or leaves onto the basket, covering the entire surface. (When gluing leaves, work from the top of the basket downwards.)
- If you are using multilayered flowers like the pink ranunculus, you can pare down some of the buds to create a variety of sizes.
- 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)
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.
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