Friday, March 29, 2013

Thrift Shop Basket+Spray Paint+Ribbon=DIY Easter Basket

I went on a quick thrift shop run in search of tea cups for Charley's birthday party.  I didn't find what I was looking for, but I didn't walk out of there empty handed either.  I left spending a whopping $7 and came home with a foot stool, a wooden tray and three baskets.  One of those lucky baskets got an ambush makeover just in time for the Easter Bunny's visit.

I've been loving the paint-dipped look that a lot of baskets have been sporting recently, so that was my plan with this guy.  I taped off a few inches around the bottom of the basket and started painting.  Yes, I was the girl spray painting a basket at 10:00 at night in freezing cold weather .  I'm sure I looked like a crazy person.

Once I did a few coats and left it to dry in the garage, I brought it in and added a sweet floral ribbon using my hot glue gun.

I chose to personalize it with a C for Charley.  I spray painted a wooden C from Michael's using the same pink paint.  Then I traced it onto a green polka dotted gift tag, cut it out, and glued it on to give it a whole new look.  I love the mix of the modern polka dots with shabby chic floral ribbon.

Not bad for a two dollar thrift shop basket, eh?!  Happy Easter! Pin It

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