Restyling Baby Gift Baskets


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Who doesn't love a pretty basket?  Truth be told, baskets can be quite expensive and sometimes it can be difficult to find the right basket for the right price.  So what's the solution?  Thrift stores and spray paint!

I've been commissioned to help make two babies (and their parents) super happy in the way of gift baskets.  My job wasn't to fill the baskets, but to decorate the baskets for the grandmother-to-be to fill.  And that's what I did.

I was given two baskets, of different types of wood.  Then I purchased white spray paint with a primer that was specifically for wood.  Having that primer is really essential because some paints will flake off if no primer is used as a base.  Ask me how I know.  :-)

A nice pretty day, cans of spray paint, and a few hours later, the baskets were done.  My biggest nemesis was the wind!

After the paint had cured and I'd finally figured out what I'd do, I decided to hot glue some ribbon trim around the basket.  It's a simple and easy solution, but sometimes that's all you need.  (The ribbon colors match the blankets I made for them.)  All the goodies inside will add any extra pizzazz.

For the Baby Boy:
 

For the Baby Girl:
 
 
 

And voila!  My work here is done.

Happy Crafting,


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5 comments:

  1. Hi Libby!

    They were beautiful baskets! Congratulations!
    I have a basket that was my mother. The basket was purchased in Salvador / Bahia in 1976.
    I painted a basket of white and colored ribbons tied some (ribbons of Our Lord of Bonfim)
    But I need to purchase spray paint, because paint applied with brush.

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  2. I have wood baskets I need to paint...will keep this in mind

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  3. They look great with those pretty ribbons on them! Spray paint is awesome isn't it. :)

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  4. There are many great themes for a baby gift basket. The very best gift basket theme keeps both the baby and the new mum in mind. A gift basket is a great way to give anyone lots of little treats instead of a larger gift.
    Christmas Gift Baskets

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