painted baskets to make

I honestly don't know what I would do without baskets. Every single room in my house has at least one if not many. I use them for everything from toy storage to hat and glove collectors to laundry hampers to clothes storage. If I'm short of closet space I'll throw a basket on the ground and let it do the hard work. It's one of the ways I try and keep my house organized.

Lately, I've been admiring the Senegalese and Ghanaian baskets that employ a lot of colour and pattern in their design. I thought it might be fun to try my hand at making my own decorated baskets. I figured all I would need was a few plain baskets, some paint and some ScotchBlue brand tape and I would be on my way. Turns out I was right!

Here's what you'll need:

- a selection of baskets

- paint in your chosen colours (I used regular latex wall paint)

- brushes, paint rollers and exacto knife

- ScotchBlue tape

Here's how to do it:

- I began by sketching out different patterns for the baskets in a notebook. (If you're confident in your artistic abilities you can skip this step!)

- Using ScotchBlue Painter's Tape block out different patterns on your baskets.

- Apply your paint

- Wait until the paint is semi-dry and then carefully remove your ScotchBlue tape.

- Sit back and admire your handy work!

The project couldn't have been simpler. It was super easy to personalize these baskets and give them a bit of character. They now look like they were meant for my bedroom and I know the extra storage will come in handy!

This post is a collaboration with ScotchBlue Painter's Tape.  Visit ScotchBlue Ribbons on Facebook to learn how to win.