Wicker weave, even when old has just such beautiful texture and dimension that it’s great to hold on to whenever possible. See how you can create a beautiful shabby chic wicker basket upcycle with just a few materials!
DIY Wicker Basket Upcycle
Do you all know what it is? It’s the bottom of an old basket. Yes, the bottom fell out of the basket.
Initially I was going to burn it in the fireplace but I liked the pattern so I kept it thinking I would do something… anything but let it burn.
I went to my trusty paint stash and selectively added some white.
I had recently bought a whole big roll of burlap ribbon and was itching to use it somewhere. This was my chance!
I folded it in two and threaded it around the edge of the circle, like this.
I then threaded some yellow yarn through the twigs and the burlap that way it will stay put! And it also gave it some much needed color.
I tied the ends on the bottom and artfully arranged the yarn!
The last step was to add something special to the center. Since I had that great big roll of burlap I tried to create some burlap rosettes… this was an epic fail. I’m not going to show you how I made them. Instead you can go to You Tube and learn from the experts of which I am not! And the proof is here!
On this one I just threaded yellow yarn in the flower.
Here I attempted to get fancy and did the rosette with the burlap and a white and gold ribbon… because I’m so good I can afford to get fancy…lol!
I tried to glue all these flowers to the basket bottom, which should not be called that anymore. It has been upgraded and is now … a crafty bottom! Not having the patience to wait for the glue to dry so I used some wire and attached them to the back.
And there it is – my crafty Bottom. I don’t really know what you would call it. A wall hanging? I certainly would not go so far as to call it art…lol. All I know is that I saved that poor bottom and turned it into something pretty. I do believe this is the junkiest piece I’ve ever repurposed. What have you repurposed that you had considered to be junk?
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