Update a wicker basket with chalk paint and pompom’s, quick & easy upcycle

Now the children are back at school I am attempting to tick off projects on my to-do list. I bought these wicker baskets months ago. they were so quick and easy to transform, I’m not sure why it took me so long! Accountability goes a long way to motivate me so when I saw the chance to join in DIY Challenge with theme yarn I knew I would get the project done! You can read Makes, Bakes and Decor post here.

With fortune on your side you can pick up wicker baskets in charity shops, they are so easy to update with spray chalk paint, then add a splash of colour with pom poms. A far cheaper version than those retailing in the home stores.

super quick and easy DIY to transform a wicker basket with spray chalk paint and handmade pompoms. Upcycle wicker baskets to suit your decor.

Baskets are so useful for storage, but dare I admit to the odd thought about Christmas gift baskets? With a bit of forward planning, you could make your friends and family a range of baskets.

super quick and easy DIY to transform a wicker basket with spray chalk paint and handmade pompoms. Upcycle wicker baskets to suit your decor.

How to upcycle a basket

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To make:

brown basket with cream lining

Remove any lining from the basket.

Spray the basket with a light coat of spray chalk paint, follow the instruction on the can ensuring you shake well and hold the can at the recommended distance. Be careful to do this in a well-ventilated area.

basket with one coats of spray chalk paint

Allow to fully dry then apply a second coat.

Whilst this is drying make your pompoms. I love a pom pom maker, so quick in comparison to my childhood days with a cardboard ring! I have tied a few brands, I do think clover is worth the extra pennies if you are going to make a few.

three pictures showing stages of making pom pom using a pompom maker

Wrap the wool around one side of the pom pom maker, close, wrap around the second side. Cut the thread with scissors, then tie around the middle. Leave long tales on the yarn.

Sew the pom pom’s onto the middle of the basket. I used a wool needle, threading the long tales through to the inside of the basket then tieing in a knot.

inside of wicker basket showing wool threads from pompom trim

If your basket has a lining, now is the time to place it back inside the basket.

lining shown in front of spray chalk paint basket with pompom trim

Fold over the lining to the right height, removing any tie. Place back inside the basket then hand stitch in place. I used a white thread to coordinate the lining and basket.

Sew the lining to the upcycled wicker basket

My dilemma is what to keep in my basket, will I refill with odds and ends re sewing, keeping my handmade cleaning products in, dressmaking patterns?

super quick and easy DIY to transform a wicker basket with spray chalk paint and handmade pompoms. Upcycle wicker baskets to suit your decor.

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If you are looking for other fun gift packaging ideas then do check out my sweet tin transformation, it is by far the most popular post on the blog.

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