I recently picked up two little basket boxes for my bathroom, one which houses my perfumes and the other which plays host to my boyfriend’s assortment of toiletries. Ever the crafty thinker, I’ve been trying to come up with a creative way to jazz these boxes up a bit, and then it hit me – fabric squares, decorated with our initials.
So I pulled out my sewing box – I needed scissors, a measuring tape, cotton and embroidery threads, fabric scraps and felt for the letters.
I cut out two squares of this Tone Finnanger fabric (which I’ve used here before) and cut myself and my boyfriend’s initials out of felt. Once I’d lined them up where I wanted them to be, I hand-stitched the letters with pink cotton thread and snipped the corners off the bottom of the squares.
The trickiest part of this project was to then hang the initial signs onto the boxes. For this, I made very small incisions in the top corners of the squares, through which I pulled a short length of embroidery thread. I then wound the thread through the woven structures of the boxes so that the signs hung in place nicely, before tying them off with a double knot.
And there you have it! A very cute little way of brightening up the baskets, making use of old scraps of material. They turned out exactly as I’d hoped, making me one happy crafter!