Friday, November 14, 2014

Monogrammed Basket

Hello Everybody!

Katy here and today I am sharing a project I made for a friend of mine using awesome wood embellishments from the Unique Laser Designs Store.

These are wood embellishments that I used:

And then I got to the point where my basket needed one more thing: Lock and Key-Fancy.

I found this could little basket at a thrift store for $3.  And it was on sale for half off!  Friends-it really doesn't get any better than that! :)

Here is the inside so it looks like someone painted it-just like I'm gonna do! :)

First I applied a coat (or two!) of gesso.  Then I mixed white and "latte" together to get the base paint for the basket.  Then I sponged a brown over the basket.

So here is my finished basket.

Here is the Lock and Key-I think it is so nice! I inked it red then I put a pink it over it.  The Inka Gold is on the key (I love that stuff!) :)

Here is a close up of the lid.  I added a plastic rose and the canvas flower on the right.  The polka dots are light modeling paste mixed with Pretty in Pink Ink Refill from Stampin' Up.  And the J!

For the J I used glossy accents and the vintage glass glitter from Melissa Francis.  And my friend has 4 kids so I wanted to honor them with little butterflies.

Here is the inside of the lid.  I love the praying hands and cross but I didn't know how to paint it.  So I left it, and I am glad I did. 

Here are the products that I used.  The gloss gel medium is what I use to adhere my wood embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the Unique Laser Designs store!  And for more inspiration we are on Facebook and Pinterest! :)


  1. What a thoughtful and cool gift! Love how you finished the pieces and left the praying hands natural.

  2. The basket is even prettier in person! I love all the special little touches! Thank you so much!