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.
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!
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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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.
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.
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!
- Baskets with weave
- Acrylic paint or spray paint - colors of your choice
- Painter's tape (optional)
- 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.
- The second option is to spray paint the basket and then add your tribal design with acrylic paint.
- For both projects, you can use sandpaper to distress. Let dry overnight before putting plants inside.
For more easy and thrifty modern DIY projects, be sure to visit me over at Homemade Ginger. I’d also love for you to check out the following ideas: