3 Ways to Personalize Baskets

Give your old baskets a new, stylish look by dressing them up with pom-poms, tassels and paint.

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3 Ways to Personalize Baskets

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets

Give your old baskets a new, stylish look by dressing them up with pom-poms, tassels and paint.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

What You'll Need:

  • (3) woven baskets
  • acrylic paint in complementary colors
  • paintbrush
  • thick yarn in complementary colors
  • plastic yarn needles
  • small piece of scrap paper
  • cotton twine
  • scissors

POM-POM BASKET

Pom-pom Basket

Pom-pom Basket

Dress up an old basket with pom-poms!

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Prep Yarn

Make a pom-pom by wrapping thick yarn around four fingers 50 times. Loop a separate strand through the middle, tie tightly and cut the loops open. Trim.

Thread Pom-Poms

Thread the pom-pom strand through the yarn needle and thread through the weaves of the basket. Tie tightly to attach. Tip: To make it easier to thread the yarn, fold a thin piece of paper in half, loop the closed end through the needle and push it to make the hole larger. Place the end of the yarn through the paper, and pull the paper and yarn through.

TASSEL BASKET

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Paint

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets: Tassel Basket: Paint

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets: Tassel Basket: Paint

Paint the bottom half of the basket with acrylic paint using a paintbrush, and let dry.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Paint the bottom half of the basket with acrylic paint using a paintbrush, and let dry.

Make Tassels

To make your tassels, cut a cardboard square to the size you want your tassels to be. Wrap cotton twine around it about 30 times. Next, thread another piece of twine through and tie a knot at the top temporarily. Cut another piece of twine, and tie it close to the top to make a loop. Cut the other end of the circle to finish the tassel. Trim off the original piece of twine you tied at the top.

Attach Tassels

Thread needle with a long piece of twine, and weave through the top of the basket. Tie a knot to keep it secure. Add two tassels onto the needle at a time, and attach to the basket until you’re finished.

Trim Ends

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets: Tassel Basket: Trim Tassels

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets: Tassel Basket: Trim Tassels

Trim the ends of the tassels to even them out.

Trim the ends of the tassels to even them out.

PAINTED BASKET

Paint

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Freehand or trace patterns onto the basket with acrylic paint.

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets

3 Ways to Personalize Baskets

Give your old baskets a new, stylish look by dressing them up with pom-poms, tassels and paint.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

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