To begin, spray paint your basket and allow to dry while you make the other elements.
Click here to access the Cricut cut file for the cards banner. Then cut it from kraftboard and use the Cricut machine to write on the lettering. Set aside.
Next, we will work with the printed pictures. You can print these however you choose but I used my HP Sprocket Plus. Measure the inside lid of your picnic basket and cut card stock to fit the opening. I had to use two pieces of card stock adhered together for this.
Then, lay out your pictures onto the card stock and secure them into place. The HP Sprocket actually prints on self-adhesive paper so this step was super simple.
Then, add the “cards” banner. I used a simple wooden shape from a craft store and wrote “cards” on the front. You could also use your Cricut for a fancy font or different look.
To adhere the piece, I used dimensional adhesive dots for a 3D effect on my final project.
Then, add the whole piece – photo collage and cards label – to the lid of the painted picnic basket and secure in place with hot glue.
You can also add a couple of L-brackets to the lid to hold it open. (optional)
Then, line the inside of your picnic basket with burlap for a rustic look. Simply cut the fabric to size with scissors and use hot glue to secure into place.