The wicker baskets are definitely a great way to add a touch of originality to any room in the house. Easily customizable, they can be used to improve your decor, or to pack your gifts for friends and relatives. Decorating a wicker basket can turn out to be a simple or more elaborate operation, depending on what you intend to do. The natural composition of the basket, with the fabric texture , allows you to place objects inside it, or simply to tie them to the handle. In this regard, we see below some tips that will explain how to customize a wicker basket . We proceed!

Needed:

  • Wicker basket
  • pieces of cloth
  • sheets of wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • pins
  • needle and thread (or sewing machine)
  • old pillow (or foam rubber)

First of all, if yours is a rather large and capacious basket, it can be used as a kennel for your little four-legged friend. Of course, it will be necessary to make the basket rather comfortable and comfortable, so as to favor the rest of the puppies. First, look for pieces of cloth, which you will need to line the basket. Choose whether to give the kennel a cheerful air with printed and colored fabrics or a chic touch with a single color drape, perhaps enriched with lace and lace. Then roll out two sheets of wrapping paper and cut out the shapes that will correspond to the base and side walls of the basket.

Next, cut them and place them on top of the fabric chosen for the lining: stop the paper from the fabric with pins and, with the scissors, follow the edge of the two previously obtained models. Remember to leave a few centimeters more on the edges for the subsequent internal seams and about ten centimeters more on the outer edges of the side shapes. At this point, assemble the two parts by hand with needle and thread. Alternatively, proceed with a sewing machine. Once the cover is finished, the base of the basket must be filled.

The ideal is to place an old cushion, large enough to cover all the available space: in this way, you can remove and wash the pillow whenever necessary. An alternative could be foam padding, but this coating would have the disadvantage that it could not be easily removed and washed to ensure proper hygiene of the kennel. To finish the basket, just cover the cushion with the lining, turn the excess of the fabric towards the outer walls and stop it with tape or an elastic band. Good job!