Decorating for Spring Using Baskets {A Decorating Challenge}

Hello awesome Friends and welcome! I am sharing a Spring-inspired post today and the expected weather here on the east coast could not be more perfect at 74 degrees and sunny! BUT snow is headed our way this weekend boooo! Old Man Winter giving us one more poke I guess.

I’m joining my Décor Enthusiast Girls today to share baskets and what we can do with them for Spring. We each take turns coming up with fun themes and when this one was announced, I knew I didn’t have to look far to find a basket to use.

I’ve had this $1.98 thrift store find in my stash since the Fall:

I’m not quite sure what I had in mind for it when I bought it.

I spray painted it with Rustoleum flat white spray primer:

Use Rustoleum spray primer to paint baskets white!

And that’s it…no need to follow up with paint, unless you want your basket to have a sheen.

Then I hopped on over to Michaels to see what pretty Spring blooms I could fill my basket with, and here’s what I found:

Faux Camellias

Faux camellias, right? I don’t have any camellias but I think that’s what these are supposed to be. I just thought they were so pretty and I loved the soft blush pink color. These were $19.99 each but 40% off.

And I found these miniature roses as well for $8.99 each, also 40% off that price:

Adding them to my basket made a super simple, but pretty Spring centerpiece for my dining table:

Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.

The metal sign on the front came from Michaels as well:

I taped off the center and sprayed it with Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint to turn it into a chalkboard:

Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint can turn any flat surface into a chalkboard.

Then I drilled a hole in the top on either side to attach it to my basket with jute.

Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.


I added a little color to my hutch as well…

Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.


Miniature blush roses added a pretty touch of Spring to this hutch whn added to a few ironstone pieces.


Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.


Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.

I kept the Camellia bushels in tact as is and just laid them in the basket. Then I cut the miniature rose bunches apart and inserted them here and there. The greenery came from my Winter arrangement that was on my dining room table before.

Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.

After Spring I can easily swap out the stems, or use it for something different altogether, like for holding magazines, TP in the bathroom, or whatever toys my youngest wants to pile in there.


Faux camellias and miniature roses make the perfect Spring centerpiece in this basket.

I spent about $34 for all the flowers, but the original cost would have been $56! It never ceases to amaze me how expensive faux florals can be.

My friends are sharing their own Spring ideas using baskets today:

Decorating for Spring using Baskets!

Check them out at the links below to get inspired for Spring! (Even if snow is still in the forecast!)

1. Me! (You are here 🙂 )

2. Refresh Restyle

3. Our Southern Home

4. Artsy Chicks Rule

5. Duke Manor Farm

6. Restoration Redoux

For even more inspiration, check out this Spring basket idea I created a couple of years ago:

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We created the Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook not only so you could participate in our monthly decorating challenges (the second Thursday of each month), but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you! Click on that link to join in the conversation today. It’s free, and we’d love to see what you are doing for Spring using baskets too!!


Next month’s theme was my choice and we are repurposing/decorating old windows!! That should be a fun one! Be sure to join our group so you can share your window projects with us next month!! 🙂

I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday girls sharing how I updated this curbside find:

You just can’t beat free!  Have a great weekend!! 🙂

UPDATE: See what I did with this roadside find HERE now!



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  1. Christina in FL says

    Another winner! Love this and the little frame on the front is perfect.
    I bet your sweet table is snatched up quickly as well. 🙂
    Enjoy and happy Spring! 🙂 DST is coming quickly. ::: insert squeals of delight here :::

  2. Mary Kaiser says

    I love your basket, so BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks once again for your great inspiration, I know what I will be doing this weekend. I already have a bunch of old baskets in my stash that I think will be receiving the “Christy” treatment!! 🙂

    • Thank you, Mary! Ha ha I like that…the “Christy” treatment! Have fun with it! 😀

  3. Your basket with the roses and camellias is beautiful! I like the white on the basket better than the brown. Great job and a early breath of spring!

    • Thanks, Barb! I prefer the white too….perfect for a basket of Spring blooms! XO

  4. Love the basket especially with the little metal sign on the side. Such talent. Can’t wait until next Tuesday.

  5. So pretty! Flowers look real!

    • Thanks, Christy! Aren’t they so pretty? They only had two bunches of them left so I’m glad that was enough! XOXO

  6. Love this! I have a basket I painted last year and put faux flowers in for the front door. It is just sitting in the garage because I have something else for the door this year. I think I need to put some faux flowers in it and add it to my coffee station for a little infusion of spring. Thanks for the idea!


  7. Absolutely love!

  8. Love your basket of flowers! The little chalkboard sign is the perfect touch. xo

  9. So pretty, and the way you dresses it up is gorgeous.

  10. The basket is adorable! Seeing your house makes me want to paint everything white. The dining room set I have is Tell City (made in Indiana, company now closed) maple and it is just orange now…blech. Your dining furniture is similar to a set a had years ago and wish I’d kept. I come from a generation that prized the factory finishes on matching case goods. So nice to see ladies use their imaginations (like you!) and turn ordinary into creative and unique.

    • Thank you so much, Donna! The white does make a nice backdrop for seasonal changes like this. 🙂

  11. Debbie in TX says

    So simple yet so pretty. Love it. And yes, those faux flowers can get pricey, but they do last a long time! I like them too. The smaller touches in the hutch really pull it together.

    • Thank you, Debbie! Yes, these will last a long time for sure. I will have fun staging some of my furniture pieces with them in the future! XO

  12. I love your basket transformation. Absolutely love it! Great job! xo

  13. Seriously girl, your eye for detail! You took that simple basket and transformed it into something so beautiful, especially with that adorable framed chalkboard hanging from it. Those faux flowers look pretty darn real, no wonder the high price tag. Gotta love Michael’s coupons and sales! Love how you echoed the arrangement in your ironstone as well – so pretty.

    • Thank you, Marie! I snatched up the last two bushels like this…good thing because I probably would have bought more if they had them. Yes Michaels is great with their sales! XOXO

  14. This is gorgeous! I need to get to Micheals.
    Thanks for sharing
    Blessings Candy

  15. I have the exact same basket! I painted it with grey chalk paint and it is now a catch all on my stairs. I love the sign idea – will be stealing that 🙂 Thanks for always having such great ideas!

    • Aww thank you, Marisa! I bet your basket looks great in grey! Good idea to keep a basket on the stairs as a catch all…I might steal that idea from you ha ha! XO

  16. Love this basket of posies, Christy. The faux boxwood wreath I recently posted on Decor Enthusiasts page was a steal for the boxwood – at Michael’s. They were $12.99/bunch, on sale for 60% off, and I had a 20% off everything. $4.15 each! I was happy about that! Was able to make the wreath for a fraction of what it would have cost me at Pier 1, etc. 🙂 Love the chalkboard you added, too. Really gave it another dimension. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Julie! You scored on the boxwood…those wreaths are ridiculously priced! I hit the jackpot at a local boutique home décor store that was having a 75% off after Christmas sale a couple of years ago, and her boxwood wreaths were included!! I think I bought like six of them! XOXO

  17. Girl you have talent!

  18. Christy, I love what you did with this basket – so pretty. I have one exactly like yours and use it for file folders that I use all the time for those papers we seem to use often to stay organized. Now I am going to try to find another one to use for pretty things. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. your arrangement is so pretty and those flowers look so real. SNOW.!!!! as my kids would say “what the what’

  20. Annie (Canada) says

    Sometimes the simplest makeovers are the prettiest 🙂 Lovely!

  21. I like that blush pink color of the faux roses and camellias. Along with the greenery and the basket, the flowers give your dining room just the right touch of springtime freshness. You’re probably digging out from the snow right now . . . Sorry!

    • I’m so glad you like it, Carol! My dining room really says Spring even though it has dipped down into the 20’s here the last few days! Luckily we were spared the snow, thank goodness! XO


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