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
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.