I had some leftovers from the photo frame project and there was one I wanted to use in something, that was a strip of pp that I had already punched with the Martha Stewart Trellis border punch, about 5 inches long and didn't use it.
So I was fooling around with it, not sure how I could use it, when I bent it and formed a circle. Easter coming, I had the idea to use it in order to make a kind of basket, so I started experimenting:
I made a base by cutting a circle on cardstock at a size that the punched strip I started with would cover all around it. Then I realized that there was no way to adhere the border on the base, so I cut a strip of green cardstock about an inch and a half width and adhered that first on the base. The trick is to cut narrow fringes about a quarter of an inch deep, so as to glue theese fringes on the base following the round shape.
Then I didn't like the way it looked and used my scissors to cut irregular fringes on the upper part too.
Then I adhered the punched border around it, but it was still missing something. So I decided to add a handle, I just glued together two narrow strips, a pp on top of a cardstock strip.
Then I made two little bows and fastened them with some hidden stitches on the left and right of the handle.
Then it still seemed to me it needed a little something, so I used a wider strip of pink paper and adhered it inside the basket after making fringes to that too. I also accented the edges with red distress ink.
Final step, I threw inside the basket some crumbled pieces of pink paper and sprinkled the lot with the water and Perfect Pearls mixture for some shine. I didn't add anything else on this, and now I see it again, not too bad for an experiment!!!
If I'm not too lazy, I'll make a few for easter gifts for my friends and if I actually do this, I'll take photos of the steps so you 'll be able to make one if you like it!