Connie Crystal Design Team post. I found this basket at the Salvation Army near my home. It was very simple to modify. In fact, you could dress up just about any home decor project this way, as long as it meets this simple criteria: it has to have holes large enough for the crystals. You could even make your own holes in your project, but you have to make sure that they won't take away from the structure of the item. (Kind of like not removing the "load bearing" walls when doing extensive home remodelling.)
This one was easy, because, as you can see, it started with a wire frame. Once you have the frame, it is a cinch!