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DIY Tribal Painted Baskets for Home Decor

My latest thrift store makeover was so simple but I’m loving it! These DIY tribal painted baskets add a nice touch to your home decor.

Skills Required: Beginner. Anyone can make these, even without prior crafting skills. If you can hold a paintbrush, you can do this project.

My latest thrift store makeover was so simple but I'm loving it! These DIY tribal painted baskets add a nice touch to your home decor.

Hello! This is Megan from Homemade Ginger, and I’m back with another thrifty DIY. I love blogging all about how to make lovely things without spending a fortune and I’m mildly obsessed with the thrift store. My latest thrift store makeover was so simple but I’m loving it!

Transform thrift store baskets into modern tribal painted basket planters!

Easy Painted Baskets

I found these basket planters at Goodwill for less than $2 each. They were good quality and lined with plastic so I knew that they were a steal.

I wanted to do something with them with paint, so I started brainstorming. I love the tribal print theme right now and the weave of the baskets created a great base to add some paint for some tribal-inspired designs.

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Transform thrift store baskets into modern tribal painted basket planters!

I left the brown basket as-is and just added some white acrylic paint for a cross/plus design. I did a few coats of the white and then once it was dry, I lightly sanded it to give it a slightly aged look. This photo is just after one coat of paint.

Transform thrift store baskets into modern tribal painted basket planters!

I spray painted the lighter colored basket white to make it a little more modern. Then, I added some black acrylic paint to create a tribal pattern.

My latest thrift store makeover was so simple but I'm loving it! These DIY tribal painted baskets add a nice touch to your home decor.

I love how they look on my front porch for fall! For less than $4 and a little paint that I already had on hand, I now have 2 modern tribal painted baskets!

Yield: 1 basket

Painted Baskets

My latest thrift store makeover was so simple but I'm loving it! These DIY tribal painted baskets add a nice touch to your home decor.

Learn how to paint tribal baskets the easy way! This DIY basket project is easy, even if you've never crafted before.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Baskets with weave
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint - colors of your choice
  • Sandpaper
  • Painter's tape (optional)

Tools

  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. You have two options for painting your baskets. The first is to leave the basket as-is and add cross-hatch designs and paint the rim with acrylic paint.
  2. The second option is to spray paint the basket and then add your tribal design with acrylic paint.
  3. For both projects, you can use sandpaper to distress. Let dry overnight before putting plants inside.

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Praveen Soni

Thursday 11th of August 2016

Rust-Oleum American Accents Terra Cotta Spray Paint is also can be used for the same. This aerosol paint gives brown pot like finish.

Miranda

Friday 11th of March 2016

I will literally never look at a basket the same way again! This is brilliant.. thank you so much for sharing!!

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