Objects old, vintage, hand made or upcyled, and old techniques with a modern twist

Christmas-hamper

With Christmas fast approaching I am currently inspired by all things present-like, and came up with this idea for a craft-loving friend. The basket/wicker hamper was a second-hand/vintage bargain (only £2!), clean and in excellent condition.  Using a stencil and black acrylic paint I added the recipient’s initials to the lid of the hamper.

wicker-basket

I am filling the inside of the hamper with a variety of craft materials and haberdashery tailored to the recipient, and am really enjoying choosing things that I think she will like! This is definitely one of the quickest ideas for a handmade present (if you don’t count the time spent choosing the contents!), and it’s nice to give a personalised gift. The hamper can easily be adapted for non-craft lovers, simply by choosing different contents (e.g. baking paraphernalia, toys, food etc).

The hamper by itself is a nice craft storage idea, and a set of baskets of different sizes would look good on a studio shelf: beautiful as well as useful!

personalised-wicker-basket

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