Harvest Basket Upcycled into Flower Basket for Front Porch Decor

Harvest Basket Upcycled into Flower Basket for Front Porch Decor

For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team project, I decided to make some front porch decor to welcome Spring. Mild weather 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 (or peach basket) at a thrift store and decided that I’d use it as a flower basket filled with Spring flowers on our front porch.

Harvest basket or peach basket at the thrift store for upcycling into front porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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.

Upcycling a peach basket or harvest basket into a flower basket to welcome spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Turning a Harvest Basket into a Flower Basket for Spring Flowers

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 harvest basket / peach basket.

Stenciling a sign on peach basket to create flower basket for front porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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. Now I was ready to start transforming my peach basket into a flower basket for some front porch decor.

How to stencil on a basket to create front porch decor to welcome spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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!

Using vinyl stencils on harvest basket or peach basket to create Spring decor or Spring centerpiece by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And it was perfect! Or, at least, I was perfectly happy with it! But, the stenciling wasn’t enough – my harvest basket turned flower basket needed another cutesy touch before I filled it with Spring flowers.

Repurposing a peach basket into flower basket to fill with Spring flowers for front porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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 ribbon to flower basket using velcro to create flower basket for Spring flowers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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 Spring flowers from the craft store. Cottonball decided to assist, as per the norm…

Spring flowers to fill harvest basket or peach basket to use as front porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Front Porch Decor for Spring by Upcycling a Peach Basket into a Flower Basket

And that was it – my peach basket / harvest basket had been easily transformed into a flower basket that I could use as front porch decor to welcome spring. And, I mean, how ADORABLE is Cottonball here, sniffing a silk flower?

Flower basket by upcycling peach basket and filling with Spring flowers to welcome Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now it was all set and ready to place on our front porch. I keep a vintage white chair on the porch which I’ll place it on.

How to make a flower basket by upcycling a harvest basket from the thrift store to fill with Spring flowers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Bright and colorful, and oh-so-easy to create. What a wonderful way to welcome spring AND upcycle a peach basket or harvest basket from the thrift store. They really are a great size and shape to transform into a flower basket and use as front porch decor for Spring (or Summer, or Fall, etc.).

Upcycling a harvest basket or peach basket into a flower basket to use as front porch decor for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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And since I mentioned it was Thrift Store Decor 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 upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for Spring 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!

  11. Thank you so much for this great idea! My front door does not hold a wreath. This is great.

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