I picked up this french wicker covered bottle a few years ago and used it this way, but it was time for a change. (You know me!)
Step one, take off the lid of the basket...very easy. Step two, not so easy. I wanted to save the basket for a future project, so I wasn't going to just cut it off. This was no easy task, and no pictures of this part because I was using both hands and my feet (yes, feet!) to pull the bottle out. (if you've given birth..this was very similar-lol! Wonder what my neighbors were thinking!!)
Anyway, this is what I ended up with...a gorgeous hand blown green bottle. It's going to need some serious cleaning, but I love the bubbles and mottled wavy glass.
And I saved the basket, minus the handles, they were the sticking point.