So, I pulled out my trusty burlap and canvas and created these liners for the baskets. They were very simple to sew and if you're interested, here's how I made them...
First, you need to make a pattern using brown craft paper, newspaper, or anything you have to draw out a pattern. The idea is basically the same as if you were making a lamp shade cover...tape one edge of the paper to the basket, roll and make an outline with a pencil.
Then cut out your pattern. Place it onto your canvas (or any desired fabric) adding about 3" to the bottom (you'll see why in a minute) and approximately 2" to the top so you can make a finished edge.
|I know, this is burlap and not canvas...the rest of the pics are using canvas.|
Gather to bottom approximately 1/2" to 3/4" from the edge and pull tight; secure by sewing.
Place the liner in your basket with the right side facing in an decide how much fabric you want to drape over the basket edge. Sew a hem to finish the edge.
I made some burlap cording and sew to the finished edge.
Clear as mud?!? Now, repeat this process with your burlap and make the cording using canvas.
Now, onto the numbers!
I used canning jar lids and lightly sanded the surface with 220 grit sandpaper. I then painted them with Lamp Black (DecoArt).
Once dry, I lightly sanded them again to remove a bit of the paint. I then applied my "Rusting Paste" (recipe to follow) used a sea sponge. Once dry, I sponged on a bit more Burnt Sienna and then sanded some more to expose the edge.
Apply the numbers using a stencil and some Light Buttermilk paint (I made the stencils). Rough them up a bit more by pounding the edges with a hammer. Use an awl to make a hole at the top of each tin label and attach to the baskets with wire.
Rusting Paste Recipe:
6 parts dry concrete powder
3 parts Raw Umber paint
2 parts Burnt Sienna paint
1 part Bittersweet Chocolate paint
Mix together...you can add a bit of water to make the mixing a bit easier. Use a sea sponge to apply to the surface, as it gives it a more authentic rust look.