Upcycling projects are still enjoying their moment in the craft spotlight. And for good reason — why would you bin something if you can get creative and transform it into a fab new treasure for your home? Weary old baskets can be updated with a simple lick of paint.
What you need for your basket upcycling project
- White and grey paint
- Masking tape
- Measuring tape
How to complete your basket upcycling project
1. Clean the baskets with soapy water and leave to dry in the sun.
2. Decide on a pattern – it can be a half-half design, lines, or even an ombré effect that might be to your liking.
3. To paint a line, measure the width of the area, mask above and below with masking tape, paint the exposed area and leave to dry. Repeat to cover any missed spots.
4. If you use spray paint, be careful to avoid spraying outside the desired area.
If you’re looking for ideas, 50 Upcycling Projects by Misi Overturf (Human & Rousseau; takealot.com) makes it easy with step-by-step instructions.