How to Create the Perfect Jewelry Basket

Give your dresser a look of elegance with a beautiful basket that is filled with the jewelry that you most often wear. It will make your jewelry more accessible and enhance the appearance of your dresser.


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    Search around to find a fairly good size basket that's of heavy wicker quality, and be sure that the shape is pleasing. Even a basket that someone may have given you filled with fruit, or a beautifully shaped Easter basket, could be turned into something of elegance.
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    View the color of the basket. If it is not pleasing, a fresh can of spray paint will fix that. You only need to decide what color to paint it. If you choose to go with basic white, decorate the handle of the basket with several colors of ribbon. You can find a large variety of ribbon at any arts and crafts store, or where fabric is being sold.
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    Fill the basket with pretty Easter grass, even pink, but the basic green will do; for once it is filled with jewelry the grass will barely be noticeable. Do allow a little to creep over the sides.
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    Leave your jewelry inside the cases that the jewelry came in. The cases organize nicely once put inside the basket and they can be rearranged to your personal taste. Once your jewelry is in the basket, place it on the end of your dresser. (See "Tips" next.)
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  • The smaller fruit size baskets can be used for smaller magazines, such as Prevention or Readers Digest. For the holiday season spray paint the baskets bright red or green.
  • The thin ribbons seem to work very well to dress-up the handle on baskets. And use an array of colors to give the basket that stylish look, such as red, yellow, or even gold. The edge of a pair of scissors can be run along the ends of the ribbon, in order to give them that curly appeal.
  • Jewelry can be draped across the basket's handle for looks, such as beaded necklaces.
  • A nice wicker basket can add class to your bathroom and it is a great place to stack your rolls of toilet tissue. Simply spray paint it and add ribbon if you choose, then line up several magazines opposite of each other on each end.
  • During the holiday season and through the winter months, a nice basket of tiny pine cones makes a delightful decoration, just go to a nearby park to collect some pine cones; find a small basket, paint and you're set.
  • Stylish wicker baskets are also great to use to put your magazines in. You can simply spray paint the basket in order to match it to your room's d├ęcor.
  • The super tiny basket can be used for small decorative soaps for the bathroom.
  • Very unusual shaped basket are the best kind for this particular project. Look for baskets that have that long lasting appeal, and be sure that they're roomy; in other words, wide at the top and deep at the bottom.
  • For your jewelry basket, you can add small items to the basket, such has head bands, or maybe even a small hand mirror; the options are out there.

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Categories: Basketry Wicker and Rattan | Personal Accessories and Jewelry