I purchased a basket from a place called 'butters' which provides the big supermarkets with their flower arrangements and bouquets.
What I used:
Weaves square basket
Off white lace
Large white paper tea rose
4 smaller white paper roses
Brown and white raffier string
leaves sprig x 2
The basket I painted in white inside and out. I used small grain sandpaper to sand back some of the paint to make it duller, older and a bit battered.
I then stuck the lace around the bottom half of the basket using red sticky tape. To cover the join in the lace I used the large tea rose.
I tied the raffia string through the holes in the button and stuck the button to the middle of the rose.
I placed two smaller roses either side of the larger one.
I gently sanded the two leaf sprigs to make them fit in with the style of the basket.
I finished this all off by gluing the pearl string around the bottom of the basket lip.
I am pleased with how this piece turned out and my mum loved it so much that she has pinched it, along with the desk tidy I made.