25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

Whether you think of them as wicker baskets or woven baskets, they are a pretty common sight at thrift stores. The great thing about them, though, is that there are tons of upcycling ideas for ways to refresh them, reuse them, or truly repurpose them.

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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.Read more ›

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.Read more ›

Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

I’ll be perfectly honest…in the months leading up to summer, I struggled to come up with a single patriotic project idea. I bemoaned this to everyone- my husband, my friends, and my mom/ But it all changed on a dime when I went to a new favorite thrift store and found this white wicker basket that was star-shaped. I knew immediately that it was destined to become Independence Day decorations. Read more ›

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Ok, I have to admit- after the exciting results from my DIY Windmill Project, I became obsessed with the spray paint I used. And so, while this newest project isn’t exactly complicated- it’s one of those “DUH!” projects that is ridiculously simple, but warrants a post nonetheless.Read more ›

Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Here we are- in JANUARY- with the holidays behind us and a new year before us. And in my constant quest for cozy home decor during the winter months, I decided that some fireplace decor was in order. Specifically…a firewood holder or fireplace log holder that had been given a cozy makeover using some flannel shirts from the thrift store.Read more ›

Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

To me, Spring is all about flowers – the fresh start after winter, the gorgeous colors hanging from branches and sprouting from the ground, and the fragrance the perfumes the air. And to celebrate the arrival of this season, I decided to create a Spring wreath using a straw tote or straw purse from the thrift store.
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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!Read more ›

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

October is almost over- how is that possible? But before it slips away, I wanted to bring to you my latest upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. So far for Goodwill, I’ve blogged about DIY Wall Art and Creating a Thrifty Gift, and this month I went with a Halloween theme. And this is a project that is SO SIMPLE that literally anyone can do it, I promise. It uses just three things- a basket, orange paint, and some black felt- that’s it!Read more ›