To surprise him back, I made a picnic basket with inexpensive items found in our house and at the thrift store.
By keeping a basket stocked with non-perishables and adding a few favorite foods, we can now focus on finding the perfect picnic spot as we pump along.
This instructable will show you how to convert an open basket to a picnic basket, complete with handles, liner and a built-in table top.
Step 1: Gather Materials
- Basket (large enough to hold picnic items)
- Game board (for lid)
- 1-1.5 yd sturdy canvas/denim fabric (for liner)
- Large Adjustable Wooden Embroidery Hoop (optional for handle support*)
- 2 Leather Belts (for handle, but not shown*)
- 85-100" of Leather Binding/Boot Laces
- 8 Washers
- 5 Large Wooden/Leather Buttons
- Spray Adhesive
- Access to basic Sewing tools (for liner)
- 4 Clamps (or extra set of hands), Wood Glue, Handsaw, Awl and Drill are also helpful, but not necessary
The combination wood/leather handles provide greater support and adds to the rustic appeal. Should one prefer a more casual look, steps referring to the wooden embroidery hoop can be ignored.