Upcycled Easter Basket Wreath

Upcycled Easter Basket Wreath

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 flat-backed basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I envisioned it as a colorful Easter Basket Wreath.

Upcycling a flat backed hanging basket into an Easter Basket Wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Full in the front, Flat in the back!

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.

The first order of business was to give it a pastel, Easter-y makeover with some spray paint. 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 basket so that it wouldn’t be covered by paint!

Spray painting a flat backed hanging basket into a DIY Easter Basket Wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

One Easter Basket makeover, coming right up!

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

Adding floral foam to a repurposed DIY Easter Basket Wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to fill the basket with foam…

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

Adding Easter grass to upcycled Easter Basket wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now to top with grass…

Now for some Easter basket wreath embellishments! 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.

Creating Easter egg picks using bamboo skewers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now for the eggs!

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!

Creating Easter egg picks using bamboo skewers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!

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

Creating a DIY Easter Basket wreath with upcycled thrift store basket by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There- now they’ll stay in place!

Just a couple of additional touches- a colorful bow at the top of my Easter basket wreath and a sweet little vintage flocked bunny! I found her on Etsy, and transformed her into a “pick” like I did with the eggs.

Adding a bow and vintage flocked bunny to repurposed Easter basket wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Finishing touches to my Easter Basket wreath…

Adding a bow and vintage flocked bunny to repurposed Easter basket wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Done and ready to hang on a door!

Perfect! Just like an Easter basket but one that’s able to hang on a door.

Repurposed and upcycled flat back hanging basket into DIY Easter basket wreath for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love it!

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NOW…this is Thrift Store Décor Team day, so check out what my fellow bloggers are up to! Click on the links beneath the collage to see their “after” projects.

1. Spring Urns

2. Easter Basket Wreath

3. Silverware Wind Chimes

4. Banner Garland

5. Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

6. Painted Herb Pots

7. Cheese Cloche Butterfly Display

8. Tulip Bucket Door Decor

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I don’t have a huge collection of repurposed Easter projects, but please feel free to check out what I’ve done in the past before you go…

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!Repurposed and upcycled flat back hanging basket into DIY Easter basket wreath for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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. Kaycee F says:

    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. Kathy A. says:

    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!!

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