DIY Painted Wicker Baskets

July 31, 2017

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

DIY the latest trend of painted wicker baskets and dipped wicker baskets. It’s fun and easy! Get the look for less by up-cycling, or paint a set you already own. 

Painted wicker is so hot right now! But…. you already bought plain wicker baskets, you love them, you don’t want to buy new ones, and you don’t want to hear the husband complain about how much money you spend on things you can’t eat.

I know, it happens to us all, trendy one minute, out the next. Well I’m here to save you – paint them!! DIY painted dipped baskets, here’s how!

Supplies you will need for DIY painted wicker baskets.

 

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What you’ll need:

 

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

Look at your baskets from afar. Make a plan. Measure from the top of the basket down and make a mark with the marker, ALL the way around the basket.

For example, on the smallest basket, I made a mark at 4″ from the top. Then did that same thing all the way around the basket in a circle.  Do this, so your tape line won’t drift.

Place your painters tape right above the mark, so that you paint over it.

 

Paint away from the tape, not towards it. You don't want your paint dripping between the wicker.

Using a SMALL (I can’t stress this enough), SMALL amount of paint on the brush, start painting furthest away from the painters tape, working your way up to the tape. You want the least amount of paint on your brush as possible by the time you reach the tape.

HINT: Always paint downward across the tape. See picture.

Paint away from the tape, not towards it. You don't want your paint dripping between the wicker.

 

Do this for 2-3 coats. I was able to complete a second coat almost immediately, due to the Texas oven I was working in. (aka, outside) You may need to wait a while before starting a second coat.

My painting rule of thumb – if it’s not tacky, it’s ready for another coat.

Another HINT: place an X on the painters tape so you know when you’ve made it back around on the second and/or third coat. hahaha, I learned this the hard way, early on,  in my round object painting days. Painting and painting and painting… wait, am I back at the beginning yet??

X marks the spot. Know where you started your second coat of paint.

 

Pull the tape off before the second or third coat dries (FYI I did 2 coats). I like to do a little free hand to soften the hard paint line.

After the tape comes off, pain touch ups.

 

Let completely dry and get creative!

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

 


      

 

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Neelam

    I love how these turned out. And so easy to do!

    1. Reply

      Laura

      Thanks! They were super easy!

  2. Reply

    Elaine | thisgratefulmama.com

    Wow! These turned out so well! Great instructions- I think I might make some for our house using some old baskets. The ‘x’ on the tape is such a useful tip. Thank you!

    1. Reply

      Laura

      You’re welcome!! Yes the X was learned the hard way!! 😂

  3. Reply

    Darlene Brink

    Lovely! Beautiful pics!

    1. Reply

      Laura

      Thank you!

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