Go Bohemian with a DIY Fringed Basket

This month, we’re taking inspiration to the next level! We are remaking a few of our favourite things from our favourite stores, and Anthropologie is top of our list! This DIY fringed basket with a beautiful boho vibe couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun project for kids – BONUS!

There are many stunning baskets from Anthropologie, so have a look at their basket collection if you need a little more inspiration.

Here’s how to create Beautifully fun Bohemian Baskets.

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You’ll need:

  • Wicker Baskets
  • Paint (we used white, light blue and dark blue chalk paint)
  • enough fringing and/tassels* to play around with

* The amount of fringing/tassels you need depends on the size of your basket. Measure the circumference for an exact length.

Tools for the Job:

  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Paint Roller or Brush

STEP 1:

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Paint the baskets white (but you can use any light colour you prefer). Leave to dry.

STEP 2:

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Use a roller or a paint brush to paint the lower third of the baskets in a darker colour; we used light blue and dark blue. Let it dry.

STEP 3 (Optional):

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Add a thin paint strip above the coloured section. You can use masking tape as a guide, but don’t rely on it too much as it doesn’t cling to the wicker all that well. And an uneven line adds to the character of the end product! Leave the baskets to dry once more.

STEP 4:

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See which fringe or tassels will work best with your basket, and double check to see if you have enough. Heat up the glue gun and then add glue just below the top edge of the basket.

Pro Tip: Add glue in 200mm sections, to avoid the glue drying too quickly.

STEP 5:

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Press the end of the tassel/fringing to the glued part and work your way around until the next section.

 

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Repeat this process until the first fringe layer is complete.

STEP 6:

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Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second tassel layer.

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Remember to work in sections!

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DIY Bohemian Tassel Baskets - Homeology

Pro Tip: Leave an excess of 20mm fringing for a neatly glued end. Finish the tip of the fringing by folding it over and glueing it down.

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This may be the most straightforward DIY you do all year, so make the most of it by making many of these pretty baskets as Anthropologie-inspired gifts (remember Christmas is not too far away!!)

 

Happy Making!

 

 

DIY fresh towel basket

I bought this basket a few years ago on sale and have used it to store magazines (that I have way too much of).

With the lovely bathroom makeover Germarie did this week I thought it would be a good idea to give my basket a quick facelift and use it to store fresh towels in the bathroom.

It took me less than 15 minutes and I love the new look!

Before

My poor basket has seen better days. It collapsed on the one side due to the weight of the magazines I used to store in it.

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After

Tightly packed with fresh towels straight off the washing line it helped to pull the basket back in shape. My colour palette in the bathroom is grey and duck egg blue so the colour dipped effect at the bottom of the basket pulls it all together.

Continue reading to see just how easy and quick it was to do this DIY.

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Measure once

Stuff the basket with a pillow for you to measure out a straight line at the bottom. Mark the line with a pencil.

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Paint

I painted my basket with Annie Sloan Chalkboard Paint in Duck Egg Blue. I know … we use Annie Sloan almost in every post but it’s because we truly believe in the product and it’s so easy to use.

Shop your chalk paint online here!

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Play with texture

Just like my previous post on the DIY happy bag, I gave it a light coat of paint so that the texture still shows.

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Two steps and that’s it!

In only two easy steps I managed to transform this basket from sad to happy. My only wish is that this new addition to the bathroom will inspire all of us not to leave wet towels on the floor!

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Now go on and collect all those old baskets you have around the house and transform them into practical and pretty storage items!

Happy styling,

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DIY good enough to wear – happy bag

This bag has been hanging on display in my entrance hall for years. I have always loved it but it needed a little something to truly make it shine.

With a lick of paint (in my favourite colours!) I transformed it into a more contemporary piece that’s now good enough to wear!

Before

The dated display in my entrance hall. I have since moved on to a less rustic approach in my decor style so this area needed a facelift.

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After

I simply love the colour combination of grey and yellow. This DIY was super easy, just the way I like it. Minimum effort with maximum effect. Continue reading to see how I did it.

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Step 1

Measure out the bottom and the top line with a pencil.

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Step 2

Now draw out a solid line to ensure that the stripes are straight once painted.

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Paint

I’ve used Annie Sloan Chalkboard Paint in English Yellow and Paris Grey because it goes on almost any surface and you don’t need to prime at all! You can dilute the paint a little with water to make it easier to apply.

Shop your chalk paint online here!

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Step 3

Now simply paint your bottom stripe with even strokes.

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Keep the texture

I love the fact that my stripes are not solid but rather still show the texture of the beautiful weave.

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Step 4

Let your grey stripe dry a little and then start on the yellow.

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Handy hint

I have found these bags at my local hardware store and use them to paint on. They wipe off easily and are very inexpensive.

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Voila!

It’s only after I painted the bag that I decided that it’s now pretty enough to wear. So I guess I’ll have to find a new piece display in the entrance hall!

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This DIY affirmed again how easy and inexpensive it is to transform almost anything with a lick of paint.

Happy styling,

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