I recently helped with my daughter's bridal shower. We were using real cups (that I got from the thrift store). I wanted to put them in something nice. I found this basket at a thrift store and the cups fit in it very nicely. So, I just needed to figure out how to decorate it.
I had some fabric, it was actually a blanket that, yes, I got from a thrift store. I cut it to fit the basket and then sprayed in with a spray adhesive.
Next, I put a piece of cardboard on the bottom, so it would be flat.
I cut a piece of fabric to go around the bottom. Before I put that one in, I wrapped the fabric around all four sides. I placed it on the bottom and brought it to the inside and then, under the cardboard. I used the spray adhesive for this too.
I had a lot of help!
And here it is. The cups fit perfectly in it and it matched the decor.
I, of course, bought these baskets from a thrift store. I needed one for the bagels and one for the silverware.
I spray painted them white first.
I ended up just using the big one. I found a basket I liked better for the napkins and silverware.
I place fabric on the bottom, just to keep it smooth.
I measured the length of the basket, added 1 1/2 inches. I measures the width of the basket, plus enough for the fabric to fold over on each side. I cut two pieces of fabric this side, placed them together, right sides facing each other and sewed them all the way around, leaving a 2 inches hole. I turned it inside out and then sewed a seam (see picture) all the way around.
Here's the basket with the bagels and muffins. You can see the basket on the right with the silverware and napkins. I made a cloth to fit inside of it, the same as the other one. I think they add a lot to the table.