I have been working on getting baskets together for my fundraisers (my church fundraiser and my family's MDA fundraiser in Galatia, Illinois) which are 9/18 and 9/25.
I love putting baskets together for those events for the silent auctions, so I thought I might show some of my handiwork.
The first thing I do to get ready is to find my willing assistant...here mine is meowing at me about how I won't let him in the house and how he doesn't want me to take pictures, he just wants me to hold him (or something similar!).
This basket is one of my favorites of the ones I have made...it is a spa type basket. I had a basket that was just plain wicker color that I had gotten with some goodies in it. And I had a can of spray paint in the garage that I had bought for half price at WalMart.
So, of course, I spray painted it and just love the color...a shade
lighter than robin egg
I found a journal with a bird's nest full of robin eggs on the cover and so naturally the felted birds nest with eggs was the perfect addition.
I usually start with an inspiration for theme and color...my inspiration for this basket was a set of washcloths (nice thick spa type washcloths that I found last summer at Kohl's) in shades of blues and white. I used white paper shred for adding some fluff to the bottom of the basket and I added a pack of coastal blue glass marbly thingies to give it more coastal charm!