Sometimes I stay up late, because my hubby is out playing poker with his friends. Yes, that is a true statement. And when I stay up late, I do things I usually wouldn’t. This DIY basket wreath is one of those things.
I am always looking for fun new wreath ideas. Honestly, I am a little obsessed, and think I may need to start selling them because I have so many. I could change them out daily.
This DIY basket wreath was a really easy project. The only iffy part was the lettering on the basket. But we will get to that in a minute.
Here is what you need for this project:
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- Round shallow basket (I used a basket lid I got at the thrift store)
- Faux fall flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Black craft paint
- Paint brush
- Ribbon, I used burlap
Okay so you see this basket lid? It was sans basket base. I found it at a local thrift store and thought it would be great to hang on the wall with my basket collection…….it sad in my exercise room for about months. Poor basket.
So, I flipped that baby over and had a revelation. It was going to be a wreath. And I am crazy enough to paint some script on the uneven basket weave!
I started by doing a light, rough sketch with my sharpie. The sharpie couldn’t get into the cracks and that is why I resorted to a tiny paint brush.
I used a small, slightly stiff paint brush and just took my time. I made sure to get into the cracks and get the look I wanted. I really am so thankful. It is almost Thanksgiving after all. A month away!
The lettering is done. I was so very proud of it. So was Jimmy Fallon. I swear in the late hours, binge watching him, he said “Sara, this wreath is so EWE” which I took as a compliment.
I took some dollar store fall flowers and took the flowers off the bouquets for it was just the bunches of flowers.
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I started gluing them to the bottom part of the basket. Since they don’t have a solid place to glue them, I just held them down a bit and they stayed just fine.
Aren’t they cute? I had to stop myself here. I knew that if I kept going the wreath could turn from cute, to an assault on the eyes.
I glued two burlap strips to the back of the basket so I could hang it with ease, and they are a cute addition to boot!
What do you think of this non traditional DIY basket wreath? I love those late night inspirations! If I didn’t like sleep so much, I think I would do it every night.
I cant get over the way it looks with my door color. The soft colors are exactly what I am into this fall.
I am really so thankful after all. I am so incredibly thankful to all of you amazing readers that come by and take a little time out of your day to see what is happening here at Twelve On Main. Some days may be crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I would also be so grateful if you were to share my DIY basket wreath.
Now, go make yourself one! Or wait a bit and mine may come up for sell, like I said…..I have too many. Its a sickness really.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found something that inspires you. I truly am grateful that you are here. You are making my dream a reality each and every day.
Have a great day and remember….
Are you looking for some other fun fall wreath ideas? Its not too late! Check these babies out!
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