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 spray painted it with Rustoleum flat white spray primer:
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, 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:
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:
Then I drilled a hole in the top on either side to attach it to my basket with jute.
I added a little color to my hutch as well…
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.
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.
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:
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 🙂 )
For even more inspiration, check out this Spring basket idea I created a couple of years ago:
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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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