So I've done a few projects lately, and I'm finally getting around to posting. I did this one a little while ago. My folks brought back a huge pile of shells from their vacation to the west coast. I got a bunch of them and put this together.
I bought a fabric placemat at the local dollar store with a funky beachy pattern and some blue beads/shinys. The placemat went in the bottom of the basket, with the extra bits decorating the outside (sewn on around the wicker). The beads were originally on stems, like for a bouquet, but looked better loose among the shells. And that's about it, pretty simple.