Friday, January 15, 2010

Super Cute Baskets

Hey Guys! I have been wanting baskets for my sewing table and finally got around to getting them done today.



Here's what I did.  I found these great baskets at Michael's for $6.50 a piece on sale.




Then I used the same lovely gold frames I found at Dollar Tree to make my labels.




I took the glass and cardboard backing out of the frames and gave all three of them a coat of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White.







Then I shantied them up a bit using Ralph Lauren Faux Antique glaze.  You just paint it on and wipe it off with a wiping cloth or old shirt.










After those dried I took my cardboard backings and a small piece of burlap to the garage.




I used Elmer's Spray Adhesive on each piece of cardboard and placed them on my burlap like this.







Then, I used scissors to cut around each piece of cardboard.




I used my Cricut to cut #'s 1-3 to use as a stencil.  I stenciled a number on each piece.




So cute!  After that, just put them back into your frames and you are almost done.



I used my hot glue gun to attach a label to each basket.







After I finished them all up I was ready to put them on my table.  I had intended on having lots of pictures for you guys but I took them too late and the lighting is terrible.  I did get a few though.
















So, for just about $8 a basket I am a happy girl!  Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

~Whitney
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53 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

very cool Whitney! Those would be great labels for my organizing project, I'll check out the Dollar Tree tomorrow!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Those turned out great! I love that table they are on. Is that an antique?
I'm following you guys on twitter and got your message. It made me smile. My husband thinks the twitter thing is for the birds (no punn intended.)
Traci

Jenglamgirl said...

cutest baskets EVER.. i NEED TO REPLICATE THEM! ;)

Jenglamgirl said...

cutest baskets EVER.. i NEED TO REPLICATE THEM! ;)

Karen said...

Beautiful! What color are those frames in one picture? They are gorgeous!

Treasia Stepp said...

I love those. They turned out nice and so cute.

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Those are so cute! I'm trying to think of what I need to organize so I can make some!

alittlefrenchloven said...

Okay, I really need to get myself to Michaels, love the baskets, and especially the price. Very cute idea with the frames. How do you come up with these things? Love em!
Michelle

Folkman Family of Five said...

Those are very cute! Love the burlap with the letters!

Jen @ Just for Rachel said...

Oh my goodness those are so cute!! Wow, you always amaze me! Thanks for such great inspiration!

DeeDee said...

I so wish I cold be as creative as you are...the are cute. cute, cute..

Lori said...

Those are great, I am going to make those. Thanks for all your incredible ideas.

junkdreams said...

wow....what a great project...love it!
xojanis

Free Pretty Things For You said...

so so so Cute!! LOVE them!
i also just did a make over! hope you like it!
Keren

Heidi said...

You just gave me a great idea for folded clothes for each of my kids to put away. They can each have their own basket to put away when I'm folding all the laundry.

chair up said...

Fantastic! I'm off to see if I've got any old frames lying around..too easy!!
Angex

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

Those are very cute and I could think of a million places in my home where I could use them! Thanks for the tutorial!!

KarenSue said...

Too cute! I think I could even do that.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy Weekend

Chez Zizi said...

That is awesome, I love them.

Zizette

The Painted Home said...

super cute is right! love them!

Becca said...

What a GREAT idea ... so creative (and you make it look very easy)!! Thanks for inspiration. Stop by sometime, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Sandy said...

Tooooo Cute!! I love them, thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Very cute! Funny....but I did similar baskets in our laundry room re-do. Well yours are better...I had some old enameled house numbers I affixed to mine.

Love the burlap touch!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your baskets turned out beautifully. I love how you transformed the frames.

Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Margo Blue said...

Too cute. I love them. Might have to do a set for myself. :o)

1 Funky Woman said...

Fantastic, I have to copy!

the thrifty ba said...

way too cute and easy! has your $1 store run out of those frames yet-you use them for everything!

design_aholic said...

Love these! I will be finally getting that RL glaze this weekend :) Nice!

The Phillips fam said...

Love it!! So cute! Here's a post using your tute for the jute monogram! Thanks for the inspiration! I love it!
http://phillipsfam22.blogspot.com/

BECKY said...

Gosh!! I sure love how your mind works, girl!! I am always so impressed by your creativity!! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!!
Blessings,
Becky

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Those baskets are adorable! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Love & blessings from NC!

Micah and BriAnne said...

Those are so cute!! I found your website through UCreate. :) One question though...did you use paint to stencil those numbers on? I don't have a Cricut, so would that work too?

Dawn said...

So stinkin' cute!!!! Another project to add to my list!!!

vignette design said...

This is so ridiculously cute! I love burlap, numbers, baskets. You combined it all. --Delores

Megan Lee said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it!

Kammy said...

Super cute !

Randi said...

I love that! Perfect idea for my upcoming mudroom redo ... thanks for the inspiration!

molly susan strong said...

Love all numbered things...just do! Why is that?

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

love those baskets,, cant wait to try something similar.. thanks . I also found the knockoffwood blog the other day,, sooo impressed.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love those!!

christa said...

My friend Robyn (robynlonghurst.typepad.com) just sent me this link!!! DeLIsh!! Love this project. Thanks for all the step by step pics. I will add this to my project list. I was wondering if that antiquing glaze would work on trim and shelving that is already white. I am trying to "shabby up" my little girls room. Any tips? Thanks so much.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Super, super cute!

KK said...

These baskets are amazing. I LOVE them! The little frames are too cute. I might need to make a few of these for my daughter's room. Thanks for a great project idea. Kk

Rushton's said...

Love it, too cute. Can you tell me what stores you buy your spray paint, adhesives and antique paint at? I don't want to have to go to every store to find it. Love this craft!

Amy said...

These are darling! Love the stenciled numbers.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I love that! So simple I could do it but it doesn't look simple!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Very pretty and functional!

Kerry McKibbins said...

I love this project!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great job, Whitney. I love the wall behind the table with the crosses. Please stop by I think you will be glad that you did.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

susan said...

Whitney-These are so cute and functional too! There are all kinds of possibilites for places to use them and ways to label them. Love them!

Cathy Miller said...

Very cute! I could use some of those...

Nancy said...

Great idea!

Kathysue said...

Very cute, great use of burlap and a stencil, clever!!! Kathysue

 
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