As time goes on somehow the picnic basket, that was once filled with wonderful memories, found its way into the resale shop where I purchased it for a dollar.
The first thing that was this basket needed was a coat of paint. What better colors to use than red and white - perfect for a picnic!
|I didn't get any pictures of the painting process, sorry.|
- The name and picture was painted on the top of the basket and after applying my first coat of paint, I quickly realized that the image would need to be sanded so as not show.
- Once it was sanded, I sprayed the entire basket, inside and out, with 2 coats of the Apple Red Gloss spray paint. I also sprayed the lid, top and inside.
- When it was completely dry, I used a misting technique on the entire basket and set it aside to dry.
- I used my Silhouette to cut out the 3 Way Ornate frame (Samantha Walker) and a monogram letter from white paper to first layout the design on the basket lid.
- Once I was happy with the look, I cut the design from white vinyl and adhered it to the lid.
- Now that the basket was almost completed, I reattached the lid to the basket using the original screws.
Lining the basket was going to be tricky since I do not sew.
- I cut a piece of material large enough that it would fit inside and I used Heat'n Bond tape to hem the material.
- Since I wanted to be able to remove the liner, I attached velcro to the hem of the material and also to the basket. This gives the liner a gathered look and it has worked for me so far.
We have used the basket several times but now I need to find some dishes to go with my basket.
Side Note: When I went to purchase this basket, the lady behind the counter said to my husband and I, "Oh, are your names Dave & Annette?" I said, "No" and she gave me a funny a look. I guess she must not have been a crafter....
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