“The basket looked like an ocean, and I was just throwing rocks in.”
~ Allen Iverson
Happy New Year and happy thaw out!! Boy has it been cold here in New England the past couple of weeks. I am so looking forward to getting back to normal after a busy holiday season…
During the cold days of the holidays with temperatures reaching below zero, I worked on a DIY project to up-style all my old baskets that I have collected over the years. There are some really simple and fun ways to do this that I wanted to share with you.
All you will need to get started is some spray paint in your favorite colors (I prefer a flat finish) and yarn in your favorite colors as well. I tend to stay with neutral colors that match my inside decor. And I used spray paint that I already had on hand.
I taped my baskets using painter tape. Masking tape will work as well. Wrap it around to create a line to paint within. And then simply spray paint the section you want. So simple! It takes about 10 minutes a basket. I do recommend letting it dry and applying a second coat. I remove the tape before it is firmly dried so it will not peel the paint off.
You can select from various colors, paint styles, etc. to add variety throughout all your basket styles. I decided to add a little more flair to mine by making Pom Pom’s and tying them on to my baskets. Don’t know how to make pom pom’s? They are super simple too! You can check out my Pom Poms board on Pinterest for directions.
I tied the pom poms thru the holes in the basket and then added a little Elmers glue in the front under the pom pom to secure them. Thread a knitting needle to get them thru if you need to.
Here I added a burlap bow and filled the basket with blankets next to my pellet stove/fireplace.
I really wanted to fill them with some birch logs that I have. However, they are outside frozen under all the snow and they weren’t going to move. Therefore, unfortunately, that wasn’t an option this time…
Here are a couple others that I styled!
This one hangs outdoors on our front porch.
This one I spray painted with an olive green and taped it off to add stripes.
Here’s a vintage basket that I styled.
Decorated with vintage ladder, spools, candles and drop cloth curtain.
This is such an easy project and you can find inexpensive baskets at your local thrift or consignment stores for about $2 a basket.
I really luved making the pom poms too!
With the extra yarn, I made a few bookmarks!
If you like this project, I would luv for you to share it on Pinterest! I’ve created the above custom pin just for this post! Sharing is Caring!
I also welcome your comments below!
I would luv to hear from you on any home decor blog post ideas you may have and would like to see! I’m forever looking for the next DIY project…