1. WBC are a company who specialise in Gift and Hamper packaging. They have an amazing selection over at wbc.co.uk
3. I had some gorgeous fabric by Zoffany already in my stash. It features vintage style alphabet pictures and is called ‘Battledoor’. I chose trimming that I felt would blend and lift the colours in the fabric.
5.As I stuck the ric rac on I left enough room for the bell to hang freely ,so it would tinkle each time the toy box would open. The yellow bells I had were huge ones but you would of course have to make sure the child was a suitable age. An alternative would be a pompom.
6.I sewed a bag to go into the box and line it. It fitted loosely and I glued it at the top just below the brown edge of the hamper. I put a little pouch of the fabric, featuring Punch ,the jester, to brighten things up and give a clue to what might be inside. Punch also features bells which links to the fastenings on the box.