- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2017
This is my first DIY project and I’m hooked. I will be making 2 more.
Baskets that are all white can be found everywhere-but the added colors can bring the price up. I got all my material from Michaels(with their coupons ofcourse) and swarvoski flat back crystals can be found on Amazon and Ebay. I wanted to piece of mind of the Swarovski Elements for this project–but when using a ton of crystals-the less expensive crystals look just as sparkly.
Well here it is my little basket-it’s small because a 2 year old will be holding it.
You can see in the pictures
I used Fabric-Tac-Adhesive Glue
Flat Back Swarovski Elements-All the Bigger Saphire Blue for the top rown and the Medium sized ones for the Bottom row(I had to buy a couple packs).
I used royal blue ribbon with wire on each side(called celebrate it at Michaels)
So I started at one end of the handle and used the glue to keep the ribbon in place at the inside of the handle-then wrapped around the handle I only overlapped the outersides(wire ends) of the royal blue ribbon-just making sure that no white shows. Then I used the glue to keep the ribbon in place at the opposite side-on the inside ofcourse so it does not show. The wire on the ribbon really helps to shape it around the handle and helps keep it in place.
For my basket I carefully removed the crystals that were already on the basket and I used the tac glue and swarovski crystals.
I took tweezers to hold the crystal then place it on top of the glue bottle opening and squeezed a small amount of glue making sure the glue spread over the flatback of the crystal only. then quickly place the crystal where I wanted it–the glue is great because you can slide it around a little before it drys to perfectly position it.
I’m almost done, just wanted to share.
I purchased this particular basket with matching pillow and guest book from craigslist but I found the site https://www.bbcrafts.com/wedding-supplies+5584W-.html because I will need to order 2 more.
I’m also adding my royal blue color to the guest book and pillow I’ll post those as well.
Here is a pic of the basket before