Advice for picnic basket repair?

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I have an old picnic basket with a large dent in the side. Need suggestions on how to repair
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  • Julie M. Julie M. on Jun 04, 2017
    You could try to push that dent back out by filling it with rocks. Free....

  • Karen Durante Karen Durante on Jun 04, 2017
    Can you drape a pretty gingham cloth from the inside out over it?

  • Karen Durante Karen Durante on Jun 04, 2017
    Can you drape a gingham cloth (in spirit of a picnic) from the inside out over it?

  • Sally Sally on Jun 04, 2017
    You could try steaming it with a steamer or steam-iron until it feels soft, then shape it with rocks, as above, or something that is the right shape and heavy (can of paint, big cans of tomatoes....). Leave to dry. This works with battered hats, straw or felt, as well.

  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Jun 04, 2017
    oh my that's sad, such a beautiful basket. I'm sure a basket weaver will have some idea for you. May have to take it to them. I think if it were mine, I would try to wet it and thy to reshape it back as best I could ....much like a straw hat ... maybe with a steam iron and cloth might help also, I just don't know, sorry I can't give you a answer for sure. blessings on your quest.