How to dress-up a basket for spring |Keeping it Real

Monday, April 3, 2017

How to dress-up a basket for spring

Sometimes simple materials and a bit of imagination go a long way to create wonderful projects. Such is the case of the basket makeover I'm going to show you today.

How to dress-up a basket for spring

I've had this basket stored below our guest room bed for a long time. It was a hand-me down from a friend who had no use for it (together with another square basket which hopefully will also deserve its own post here in the next few days).

How to dress-up a basket for spring

I love the color, but was just a plain round basket otherwise, and it came with an also plain (and a little worse for wear) matching lining.

How to dress-up a basket for spring

This spring I decided it was time to finally put the basket to good use.

So I went through my stash, picked up a spring-ish piece of ribbon, and sewed it all around the edge of the lining, hiding the less than perfect areas:

How to dress-up a basket for spring

How to dress-up a basket for spring





Then I added a thin elastic all around (the original lining already came with a casing, otherwise I would have created one before sewing the ribbon), to get the lining to remain in place more easily (besides, it adds a ruffle effect which I think also looks cute),

How to dress-up a basket for spring


And finally, because I thought there was still some detail missing, I used the rest of the ribbon to add a bow on each side, both secured with a flower button.

How to dress-up a basket for spring

How to dress-up a basket for spring

Overall, this was a pretty quick project, not to mention inexpensive, since everything came out of my stash.

How to dress-up a basket for spring

How to dress-up a basket for spring




The dressed-up basket perfectly matches our guest room decor. Since the guest room also doubles as my craft room, I'm still not sure if I'm going to use the basket to store works in progress or if I'll be turning it into an Easter gift basket. 

How to dress-up a basket for spring

In any case, I'm loving the new look. 

How to dress-up a basket for spring



Happy Monday,

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16 comments:

  1. Super cute! Don't you just love it when you can update something you already have and make it new again? That's one of my favorite things to do and I don't do it often enough!

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    1. Yes, those are my favorite projects too!

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  2. So pretty I want to put fluffy chicks and Easter Eggs inside!

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    1. That's probably what I'll end up using it for, because after I finished it I thought it would look great as an Easter basket.

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  3. SO cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  5. Normally, wicker does not appeal to me, but what you've done to this little basket has possibly changed my mind. It's so pretty! Hmmm, I think I have something like that out in the garage.... Copycat Project!!
    I came to visit from Chicken Chick's bloghop; I hope you'll have time one day to visit the 4Shoes & let me know that you've been by.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Off to check your blog!

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  6. Your basket turned out really cute!

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  7. How lovely and not too hard, but what a difference it makes to brighten up a spot.
    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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