4. Cut out lots of colored feathers that measure eight to 10 inches long (depending on the height of your basket) and one-and-three-quarter inches across at the widest point. You can draw feather marks to make it look more realistic.
5. Laminate the feathers to make them sturdier, longer lasting, and resistant to damage from food that may be used in the basket. Glue the feathers to the back of the basket on the inside. Let dry completely.
6. Line the basket with a colorful cloth napkin.
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