I have been loving the natural look of seagrass baskets lately, especially these Vietnamese “belly baskets”, as they are called. One thing have not been loving is the price tag on some of them. When I found these plain baskets at IKEA at a very economical $12.99, I knew I had to pick one up. A few strokes of white paint and the addition of matching white pom-poms adds a fun touch to the otherwise plain baskets and the whole project cost less than $20.00. Plus, it was so easy the whole thing took about an hour.
- White acrylic paint
- Masking tape
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Pom-poms, tassels or other decorations
- Acrylic spray on sealer
- Small paint brush
Step 1: Using masking tape, tape around the middle of your basket (or wherever you want the paint to stop).
Step 2: Paint the bottom of the basket with acrylic paint making sure to get your brush into all nooks and crannies. I chose white for this but you could do any colour you want. A pale pink or blue would be adorable in a kids room. Allow paint to dry according to the paints instructions.
Step 3: Remove masking tape.
Step 4: Spray white painted area with acrylic sealer to stop paint from flaking off. Make sure to use a matte spray unless you want a shiny look.
Step 5: Using a small blob of hot glue attach whatever decorative addition you like to make it your own. I chose a string of white pom-poms and I really like how it turned out!
I love how quick and easy this DIY was. I am using my basket for storing blankets but I also think it would be a great basket for an indoor plant – especially a fiddle fig tree which I am currently obsessed with.
Let me know if you try this DIY! I would love to see how your basket turns out and how you make it your own.