How to Make an Easter Wreath with a Door Basket

How to Make an Easter Wreath with a Door Basket

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you are all-too-familiar with my Junkin’ Journey series- where I travel to towns across the South in search of wonderful treasures and shops to explore. On my most recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina, I found this door basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I envisioned it as a colorful Easter Wreath that looked like an Easter basket.

Upcycling a wall hanging basket into an Easter wreath by spray painting wicker by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Between the flat back for hanging and the quintessential Easter basket shape, I couldn’t shake the idea. All I needed was some paint and a few seasonal elements to spruce it up! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Upcycling a Door Basket into Easter Decor

The first order of business was to give it a pastel, Easter-y makeover with some spray paint. I’ve always found that spray painting wicker is the most effective way to transform a basket.

It should be noted, however, that I used a swatch of painter’s tape to cover the maker’s signature and date on the back of the door basket so that it wouldn’t be covered by paint!

Spray painting wicker for Easter crafts to upcycle a door basket into an Easter wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

After the paint dried, I gathered some blocks of floral foam to insert inside the door basket…using a butter knife to slightly shape the foam to fit.

Door basket getting upcycled into Easter wreath with spray paint at floral foam by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

On top of the foam, I stuffed in handfuls of Easter grass, filling in the gaps and fully covering the foam.

Adding floral foam to door basket before topping with Easter grass for Easter wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now for some Easter basket embellishments for my Easter wreath! Of course I wanted to add eggs to the grass, but I needed to secure them- this is a wreath, after all, and I couldn’t have eggs bouncing out every time the door opened or closed.

So, along with the eggs, I assembled my heavy-duty crafting scissors, some short bamboo skewers, and my hot glue gun.

Easter wreath with door basket to be filled with Easter eggs or egg picks by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

With my crafting scissors, I cut down the skewers and hot glued them to the eggs- basically turning them into “picks” like you see at the craft stores!

Turning Easter eggs into Easter egg picks with bamboo skewers for Easter crafts by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Then, I pushed my “picks” into the foam underneath the grass, holding the eggs in place! (NOW the floral foam step makes sense, right?)

Upcycling a door basket into basket wall decor for easter by Spray painting wicker for Easter crafts by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now my Easter wreath just needed a pretty ribbon bow and it would be all done!

Easter wreath made by spray painting wicker or door basket filled with Easter grass and colored eggs by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

But as cute as it was, I felt like my Easter basket decor needed just one more thing…

Easter Wreath / Easter Basket Decor from a Door Basket

A vintage flocked bunny was the perfect finishing touch for my door basket / wall hanging basket upcycled into an Easter wreath. No Easter crafts are complete without a bunny, right?

Just as I had done with the eggs before, I attached a bamboo skewer to the flocked bunny, turning him into an Easter pick that could be pushed into the floral foam.

Adding a flocked bunny to Easter wreath by upcycling a door basket or wall hanging basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

NOW my Easter wreath was complete and ready to hang on a door. The flocked bunny (which I found on Etsy) was exactly what it needed…

How to upcycle a door basket or wall hanging basket into an easter wreath by spray painting wicker for Easter crafts by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Such adorable Easter basket decor! I think everyone needs a flat back door basket upcycled into an Easter wreath for their Spring decorating, because it’s just so cute!

Easter crafts with a door basket or wall hanging basket upcycled into easter wreath and basket wall decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

If you enjoyed this Easter basket decor project, then you may also be interested in this upcycled Easter craft that only takes 5 minutes to make!

5 Minute Craft for Easter decor using hobnail milk glass or vintage milk glass, grass mat, and plastic eggs by Sadie Seasongoods

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Really cute, it is fun to repurpose something into almost new with spray paint!

  2. Jenni Trimmer says

    Awwwwwww…..that’s sweet!

  3. Janice Massanelli says

    Love all your things❤️So Talented!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Awww, thank you so much, Janice! I’m so sorry the commenting function gave you fits this morning.

  4. Your bunny wreath is adorable! I hate seeing all the lonely baskets at the thrift store just sitting there waiting for someone to come along and love them!

  5. Love this project. The bow is just right and oh so colorfull.

  6. Robyn Wright says

    Totally adorable! I LOVE thrift stores!

  7. Perfectly cute & updated now!

  8. What an adorable Easter Basket! I love the pink color and plaid ribbon you chose!

  9. YOU ARE FANTASTIC! This is cuteness overload – I’m obsessed.

  10. Cutest basket turned wreath – love that pink!!!

  11. What a cute project, love that color, happy Spring!

  12. I usually leave my baskets as is, but, boy, that pink sure made that basket something special! The vintage bunny made me smile! My ribbon hoard is worse than my basket hoard!

  13. Super cute wreath! Smart turning those eggs into picks!

  14. mary scott says

    It’s adorable & so clever! I have that same basket, but it’s in blue & “tan”, handmade by my aunt, so I couldn’t bear to paint over it. Will be on lookout for a similar one to do over. thanks

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so much, Mary- and I definitely understand the desire to find a different one! 🙂

  15. Awww…that’s super cute! Love the pink basket and the fuzzy bunny.

  16. This is so adorable…and I see baskets like this at the thrift store all the time! I want to make one for my door now, too! Thank you for sharing Sarah!

  17. This is adorable – I spray paint a lot of things but never considered painting a basket – now my wheels ate turning!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      I’ve actually never brush painted a basket- spray paint gets such good, full coverage that it can’t be beat! (unless, of course, you want a less ‘perfect’ paint job for a vintage/distressed look…)

  18. Sarah,

    Your upcycled Easter basket is sooo sweet! I love everything about it. Brilliant idea to make the picks with skewers!
    pinned!
    gail

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thanks, Gail!! I’ll be sharing your ‘before’ today because my people LOVE cheese cloche projects!!

  19. I always called them ugly wall baskets, but this is far from ugly. This is adorable!!! I will be looking at these basket with a new eye now. 😊

  20. arthritis100 says

    Such a cute way to dress up the door.

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