I am finding all sorts of forgotten treasure in my efforts to use up existing “stuff” rather than buying even more new bits and pieces, ……. like these papier mache baskets (£1.69 HobbyCraft).
Using a gingham print paper I drew round the baskets to get the shape and size right. I then cut out the shapes and went round the edges with a black pen to give a faux stitching effect, and finally glued the paper to the baskets, leaving to dry overnight.
Next followed several coats of Ronseal glossy, clear, quick drying varnish.
The finishing touches include a small tag made using a tag and heart shaped punch and a small wooden heart embellishment in the corner at the bottom of the basket.
I am going to fill these baskets with jelly shaped sweets for Valentines Day and see how they go.