6.30.2013

Embellishing Boring Baskets

I've been trying to spruce up my little mudroom.  It's far from done, but this weekend I got around to  my baskets.  They definitely needed something!
Here they are before looking SO boring!

 I bought them a few months ago from Garden Ridge

Here they are NOW!  This project took me about 15 minutes...oh yeah!

I got these little things at Hobby Lobby.  I wasn't sure which one I wanted to use, but I ended up going with the white ones.  They were $2.49 each (pack of 4)

I had this set of fabric paint and stamps, so I pulled that out to use:


These work just like stamps, so quick and easy.  

Once I had stamped my labels, I got some blue burlap and twine.  I folded the blue burlap in half, then tied the burlap over it.  
Confession:  I didn't even wrap the entire basket with the burlap!  I'm too cheap, and because these baskets are mainly for looks (nonfunctional), I figured the back wouldn't be seen, so it cuts off on the sides of the basket.  The twine still holds it in place just fine! 

I chose to attach my labels with wire.  I used my tiny hole punch, then strung the wire through:

I looped the wire around the twine knot, twisted it like a "twistie tie" and tucked it under

And there you have it!  


 Not nearly as boring, right?!

Six Sisters Stuff

21 comments:

  1. Love your baskets and you did such a great job giving them some character. Super tutorial too. Thanks tons for stopping by and your gracious comments on my Bathroom Redo Saga. Hugs, marty

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    1. Thanks so much Marty! Your blog is always so inspiring!

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  2. What a cool idea!! I love the blue burlap and your numbered labels give it the perfect touch!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thanks Selene! I love the difference it made!

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  3. Hi! Visiting from Let's Get Social Sunday and following you via Bloglovin'! I love the look of your blog and look forward to more of your projects. Love the baskets!

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up, I love this idea. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love this idea! Always fun to embellish baskets. Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  6. Super cute and easy! Where did you get those number stamps and blue burlap? I'm swooning over here....and thanks for following me, I added your to my bloglovin' feed to follow your awesomeness :)

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    1. Thanks Cindy! They both came from Hobby Lobby!

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  7. Super cute! I love the blue burlap, great touch!

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't seem to get away from blue!

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  8. These are so cute. Great idea.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  9. Really nice and love the color! Happy 4th of July too!!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. AND thanks for the link back to BeBetsy. -xo

    Sharon and Denise
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    1. Haha, thanks ladies!! I think I'm finally getting the hang of the Linking back...I hope!

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  10. So cute...my mud room could use some sprucing up too!! But for now, I just have to be happy to have the chicks out of there!! :)
    Thanks for following me!! (I'm following you too) :)
    Denise

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    1. Thanks so much!!! haha, chicks?! Actual chicks?!

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