The above basket, is over ten years old, and it's still looking good. Over the years it's been used for many different reasons, and still useful.
-flat surface basket
-flat head paint brush
optional: Cardboard templates or stencils to cut fabric shapes
1. If your fabric, like the one shown on the above basket, does not have pictures of small items, simply cut shapes from the scrap fabric you have, and use those. Cut enough shapes or pieces to decorate the entire basket. For the top rim, I cut thin sections to go around the top portion. I did the same for the section just below the middle of the basket as well.
2. Using the paint brush and decoupage, brush a thin layer to the basket (an area the size of the shape you are adhering). Gently place the shape over the decoupage and press flat. Allow to dry. If desired, add a thin layer over the fabric to secure it better.