For easy, inexpensive Easter decor, don’t overlook those baskets you can always find at thrift stores! They usually cost between .25 and $2.00 and with quick and easy makeovers, they can be transformed into pretty decor pieces.
Use an assortment of them for lots of different looks and styles to go with your Easter decor.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Thrift Store Basket Makeovers for Easter
I have an abundance of thrift store find baskets. I’ll admit to buying at least one just about every time I visit my local Goodwill. I love finding assortments of them in various shapes and sizes. If the structure is in good shape, then all you’ll need to do is paint them and then add embellishments to suit to your taste.
You can choose to spray paint them which is the easiest way to change them. But we were having lots of rain when I was working on these, so I used chalk paint and a brush. For this one, I added yellow ribbon and topped that with a thinner piece of checkered ribbon. The bunny is one from my craft stash like the one I used for this Mason Jar Easter Craft.
I added in some greenery and two dollar store carrots that I painted last year to use with a Wood Basket and Bunny. I decided not to paint the eggs to give it a more natural look. The basket is filled with brown paper grass.
This rolled fabric basket is one that I put together several years ago. It’s painted a pale shade of pink. Cut colorful fabrics into strips long enough to go around the basket. Roll each strip and hot glue them to the basket. Add flowers with hot glue to the front of the basket.
To make these flowers I used a simple twist and roll method. I used a straight strip of fabric, folded in half length wise. When rolling these, you will need to twist the fabric back and forth as you roll it into a flower shape.Add a pearl head pin to the center and hot glue them to the basket.
I used faux leaves that I pulled from some dollar store flowers as filler for the basket. Then, it’s filled with colorful eggs.
This basket didn’t even need to be painted. It was in perfect condidtion when I bought it at the thrift store. It’s filled with white paper grass and some greenery. I added green blue eggs to match the ribbon.
The ribbon is hot glued to the basket and a small twine bow and bead are also glued on.
This is the smallest of the baskets and it was only .25. It was unpainted when I bought it. I used only one coat of chalk paint to give it an off white look with some of the natural color showing through in spots.
I wove pink and yellow ribbon through it and added a piece of pink ribbon around the top. It’s filled with colorful paper grass and eggs.
I’m using these thrift store baskets around my house for Easter decor. I have them displayed on shelves and in trays in different rooms.
You can’t beat the price of baskets you’ll find at thrift stores. For budget friendly decor, baskets can be used for lots of things. With paint, ribbon, and other accessories you can transform them into items that go well with your home.
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Thrift Store Baskets for Easter Decor
Supply List for Thrift Store Basket Makeovers
- Assortment of thrift store find baskets
- Paint and Brushes
- Ribbon & Twine
- Easter Grass
- Easter Eggs
- Pearl Head Pins
- Hot Glue
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!