It has been a year since I've up cycled a picnic basket. I'm tickled pink about this one lined in a Laura Ashley pink rose print
Here's the one I lined last year with a vintage blue table cloth
Before I show you my picnic basket I want to share two great giveaways I recently won. A beautiful hand painted cake server from Graceful Rose and a cute ball and button garland from Cutie Pie Cottage .....All in pink...They just scream Carol..THANK YOU!
Before I lined the picnic basket I actually had to refresh my memory by looking at the full tutorial I did last year...You can find it HERE..It's tough being blonde LOL!
I started with a thrift store picnic basket
And a $5.00 Laura Ashley plastic and flannel lined table cloth I found a while ago at TJ Max. Just as an FYI, using a floral or pattered fabric will hide a multitude of sewing errors!
A plastic table cloth is perfect for lining a picnic basket so any spills can easily be wiped out
First I spray painted it with heirloom white paint
Then used plaster appliques I made in a Wilton gum paste mold..The full tutorial on making plaster appliques in gum paste molds is HERE
After attaching the plaster appliques with E-6000 glue I went over the whole basket with Annie Sloan dark wax that I mixed with clear Minwax so it was not quite as dark. The wax gave a touch of definition to the appliques and sealed the basket
OK, on to the inside.....The full lining tutorial is HERE
Pockets for silverware, napkins, salt and pepper, or condiments
I priced last years basket for $45 and it sold within a week in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques. So I will price this years basket the same
So, there you have it Carols annual basket, doesn't it make you just want to go on a picnic?