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Wedding Crafts Project Archives - How Tos and DIY How to make a wedding basket - Cut out your circle, and centre the basket on it, and glue the base to the fabric
If the fabric is a heavy weight such as brocade, a glue-gun would do the trick - if not, use a white craft glue, but make certain it dries clear.
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Lynne posted in the CraftPals Weddings BB
Dated : January 09, 1999
Subject: Tell me about the basket
I've done several of these as part of my home-business, and could probably offer you suggestions, but wonder about the shape of the basket, and what other trims you'll be using, and your colour scheme.
If it's a round basket, measure from one edge, down the side, across the bottom, and up the other side, add 2" for folding to the inside, and you have the diameter of the circle you'll be needing.
If you're going to put a little stuffing around the basket to soften the effect, allow a couple of extra inches.
Cut out your circle, and centre the basket on it, and glue the base to the fabric.
If the fabric is a heavy weight such as brocade, a glue-gun would do the trick; if not, use a white craft glue, but make certain it dries clear (test first).
Then, starting at one handle, put a dab of glue (a gun is fine here, as I'm assuming a trim will cover this up)on the inside of the edge, and roll the fabric over and glue.
Next, do the other handle, then 1/2 way between the handles, do the same.
This will keep the fabric evenly spaced.
Continue gluing in the centres of the areas you've created, keeping the fabric equally taut over the basket.
The alternative, of course, is to run a hand-gathering stitch around the circumference of the circle, and, after gluing the bottom of the basket, pull the thread (I like to use dental floss for this, as it's tougher), adjust the gathers, and glue to the inside of the basket edge.
Then use your other trims, gros-grain or braided edging, ribbons, florals, etc around the edges.
The handles can also be covered if you wish, or wrapped with ribbon/pearl strands.
PS: have you considered using the same fabric and trim to cover a small "treasure box" for the ring-bearer that holds the rings? Just something I've done that makes him feel very special, and is just a little different from the traditional pillow.
Try to find a heart-shaped wood or paper-mache one: either will work!