Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

For this month’s Thrift Store Décor Team project, I decided to make something for our front porch. Spring is settling in nicely around here, and I wanted to celebrate that with a fun and easy project that would bring fresh color to the porch. I found a harvest basket (the kind that are typically filled with peaches during our South Carolina summers) at a thrift store and decided that I’d use it as a base for my porch décor this Spring.

Vintage harvest basket from thrift store to be upcycled and repurposed by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hmm…what could I do with you?

It seemed like the perfect thing to decorate and fill with brightly colored flowers that would greet anyone who came to our door. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage harvest basket from thrift store to be upcycled and repurposed by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s get to work!

Right off the bat, I decided to add a “Fresh Produce” stencil to the mix, since I had all that blank space on the side of the basket. So, I specialty ordered a stencil and grabbed my typical stenciling supplies- painter’s tape, black craft paint, a paper plate, a rag, and my favorite stencil brushes that come from this shop.

Stenciling on a vintage harvest basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I think this stencil will do nicely…

Stenciling on a vintage harvest basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The Usual (Stenciling) Suspects…

It wasn’t the easiest surface to stencil (I ended up holding the basket in my lap), but I finished it in short time and hoped for the best!

Adding a stenciled farm sign to a vintage harvest basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Think it turned out ok?

And it was perfect! Or, at least, I was perfectly happy with it! But it needed a little something more…

Adding a stenciled farm sign to a vintage harvest basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

It did!!

Ribbon! My harvest basket needed a strip of ribbon along the top…gingham ribbon, to be more specific. I thought that would be a nice colorful, “farmer’s market / country fair” touch to the produce basket. And to make it even more fun, I decided to use stick-on Velcro (or similar brand) along the basket top and ribbon. This way, I can switch out colors depending on the time of year- pastels for Spring, maybe red & white checks for summer, and then a warm orange or brown ribbon for Fall.

Adding gingham ribbon to stenciled vintage harvest basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hook & Loop tape to the rescue!

And that was it! Once I had my ribbon in place (and the Velcro stickers worked like a charm), I started filling my harvest basket with silk flowers from the craft store. Cottonball decided to assist, as per the norm…

Creating Spring porch decor with an upcycled vintage harvest basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love the ribbon, love the flowers, love the kitty…

Creating Spring porch decor with an upcycled vintage harvest basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

In unison now- AWWWW!

Now it was all set and ready to place on our front porch. Doesn’t it look fantastic? And so simple…

DIY farmhouse Spring Porch Decor in a stenciled upcycled repurposed vintage harvest basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A bounty of beauty in a very plain harvest basket!

Bright and colorful, and oh-so-easy to create. I see a harvest basket or two at SO many thrift stores, so you’ll probably be able to find one pretty easily.

DIY farmhouse Spring Porch Decor in a stenciled upcycled repurposed vintage harvest basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Happy Spring, y’all!

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And since I mentioned it was Thrift Store Décor Team time, check out all the “before” projects from my fellow team members! Click on the links below the collage to see what they upcycled them into.Thrift Store Decor Team before photos for upcycling and repurposing projects in April 2018

1. How To Make A Sorry Game Board Box

2. Milk Paint Wood Lamp

3. Upcycle Old Books

4. Repurposed Window and Drawer

5. DIY Wreath

6. Recycled Cigar Box

7. Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket (Mine!)

8. Porch Console Table

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Plus, I’ve got more repurposed Spring projects if you need even more inspiration- just check out my full collection here.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Debra A Wise says:

    So cute and versatile! Where did you get the stencil from?

  2. Tracie Davis says:

    That is one photogenic cat!

  3. You did such a beautiful job creating this! I love the extra touches on the basket with the stenciling and ribbon! Such a cheerful greeting for your entrance way!

  4. Seriously, you have the best cat model!!! Precious pet and adorable porch basket!!!

  5. So pretty, Sarah and smart idea using velcro for the ribbon. Can’t wait to see how you decorate this basket for every season. Gosh Cottonball is so adorable and such a photo bomber like my Rexy was. Must be a tabby thing.

  6. Awww…

    Love your bright and cheery basket. Velcro was a great idea!

  7. Sarah,

    That’s a huge basket, and it looks beautiful with the stenciling and the colorful flowers. I like that it’s sitting on the chair!

    gail

  8. Love it… so welcoming on your porch!

  9. This is adorable!!

  10. Charleen Adams says:

    Your basket is bright and cheerful. Definitely make me think of spring, which is taking its own sweet time coming to Missouri . keep up you amazing quest for decor.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, Charleen! And I will keep my southern fingers crossed for you that Spring arrives at your doorstop soon!

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