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.
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.
Then, I grabbed some Spring-y, Easter-y ribbon from my stash and the craft store- I had the best luck at Michael’s.
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.
The Big Reveal
I loved it! So I continued on with my remaining ribbons and ended up with this.
Isn’t it so pretty? But wait, it’s even prettier on the inside- and you can hardly see the ribbon seams!
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.
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!