A Thriftastic Woven-Ribbon Easter Basket

A Thriftastic Woven-Ribbon Easter Basket

Here we are again with my latest installment for The Good Life Blog! If you’re new to my blog, I write a post (or 2) every month for The Good Life Blog, which is the official blogging page for Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. And because it’s March and Easter is right around the corner, I decided to create my own Easter basket!

True story: Every thrift store, especially Goodwill, has a solid selection of baskets- usually in any size, shape, color, and design you can imagine. I was brainstorming ways to DIY my own Easter basket when I came across this open-weave fella on the shelf.

Thrift store basket for repurposing by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Nondescript, but easy to improve upon…

I know, I know- it doesn’t look like a standard-issue Easter Basket! But it definitely had DIY possibility… and I knew exactly what I wanted to do to spruce it up. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Easter Basket Makeover

First, I spray painted it white, which meant I had to do a few coats- even on the pale wicker.

Creating a DIY Easter Basket from thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Paint = a clean, fresh start!

Then, I grabbed some Spring-y, Easter-y ribbon from my stash and the craft store- I had the best luck at Michael’s.

Creating a woven ribbon Easter Basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready for basket embellishment

Once the paint had dried, I simply wove my first ribbon in and out along the bottom set of openings in the basket weave. And when I had reached my starting point once again, I hot glued one tail to the basket and the other tail on top of that.

Weaving ribbon through a thrift store basket for Easter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ohhhh, I think I like where this is going…

Weaving ribbon through a thrift store basket for Easter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So pretty!

The Big Reveal

I loved it! So I continued on with my remaining ribbons and ended up with this.

Weaving ribbon through a thrift store basket for Easter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gorgeous!

Isn’t it so pretty? But wait, it’s even prettier on the inside- and you can hardly see the ribbon seams!

Weaving ribbon through a thrift store basket for Easter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

LOVE. IT.

Weaving ribbon through a thrift store basket for Easter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to fill with grass and eggs!

To finish it up, I simply filled my prettified basket with Easter grass and plastic eggs- also purchased from Goodwill. And now I have a darling Easter centerpiece that was insanely easy to do and cost me next to nothing to make.

Creating a woven ribbon Easter Basket from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!

I’m definitely hooked on this ribbon weaving thing now… and as always, I encourage you to visit the original post AND to check out the other thrifty ideas from my fellow Good Life Bloggers!

Now, pardon me while I hit the basket section again!

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!Repurposing a thrift store basket by weaving ribbon to create an Easter Basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Love it Sarah! Pretty ribbon & paint can work wonders! Happy Easter!

  2. girlfromwva says:

    that is SO pretty! love it!

  3. This is charming, Sarah…a fun re-use!

  4. Sara Jane says:

    Wish you were on HGTV! You are one talented Lady!!

  5. Love this idea! It really makes the baskets pop. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

  6. Sarah, Such a simple project, but beautiful impact! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted 🙂

  7. Clever and adorable

  8. So pretty, and I have seen all kinds of these baskets at thrift stores and never thought about painting them, let alone weaving pretty ribbons through them! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story!

  9. handmade by amalia says:

    A cool way to give a tired basket a new lease of life. I’m going to give it a try.
    Amalia
    xo

  10. What a wonderful transformation! I love it! 🙂

  11. I’m making a run for the basket section the next time I’m there!

  12. what a brilliant idea! it turned out great! thanks so much for sharing at funtastic friday!

  13. Such a great idea for a thrifted basket! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  14. What a fabulous idea and so easy. I had that basket once. I might have to get it again so I can weave it! I’m over from Pam’s Blog Hop.
    Carol
    http://carolcassara.com/innocence-of-youth/

  15. Sarah, this is such a clever idea and so easy! I love easy and it looks absolutely happy!

  16. Oh definitely a cute idea!!

    I would love for you to share this on my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. You are so stinkin creative! I love how this turned out. You have the vision. Again, Thanks for linking up with the creative circle!

  18. What a beautiful basket. I love this idea!

  19. Very cute! I’m continually amazed at how you transform your thrift store finds. Thank you again for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story! Link Up Party.

  20. Lovely and easy! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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