It’s time once again for Another Girl’s Treasure. If you’re new here, this is where I share an item I found at a yard sale or thrift store and show you how I transform it into something useful. Because one girls trash…well, you know 🙂
Here is the before shot of a picnic basket I found at a local thrift store:
It’s not a bad looking basket. It has a cute shape, but I was not loving that blonde colored wicker! I had never painted a basket before, but why not?
Originally I painted the whole basket white but decided to go a different route. This happens a lot, so just know that you don’t always need to have a finished product in mind…sometimes it’s best to figure it out as you go 🙂
If you’ve seen my DIY painted vase or my kitchen wall art, you know that I love me some navy!! So, I decided to keep the theme going and added navy to the bottom half of the basket. I also decided to take off the lid (yes, I probably should have just bought a regular basket, but sometimes I get carried away).
I actually kind of like the white basket now that I see it (guess I will have to keep my eye out for another one)!
Ok, so it’s looking a little rough, but I had a plan to sew a cute liner using the fabric from my armoire/craft storage makeover.
I would love to give you this awesome tutorial on how to create a liner for an oblong shaped basket, but after searching Pinterest for help, the only “easy” tutorials I found involved some serious math! I am just not trying to do complicated math during my craft time!
In the end, I basically just pieced several strips of fabric together like a puzzle until I had a liner.
“Mom, I’m hungry! Can I have a snack??”
Does this sound familiar? I hear this almost daily. I’m going to use my new basket to store healthy snacks so the kids will know what they are allowed to have. I’m thinking this will really come in handy right after school (which starts back in just over 3 weeks…WOW, summer is flying by!)
I made a super easy label using some of the leftover fabric, some Mod Podge and a small wooden piece I had in my craft stash.
I mod podged some of the fabric to the wood.
Finally, I added a “Mom-Approved snacks” label. I attached it to the basket by hot gluing a twist tie to the back of the wood and twisting it on.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRINT SOME LABELS FOR YOUR HOME!
They can be used for refrigerated snacks also!
Here’s a little sneak peek of next month’s project…I hope to see you in August for the reveal!
See you soon!