How to Update Wicker Baskets in 5 Minutes

Hi, my sweet friends!

Here I am again, it is the third Thursday of the month and that means time for another Thrift Store Challenge!!  Last month I shared how to use a plastic flower box as home decor because remember, I teamed up with more than 30 bloggers to provide some inspiration with our thrift store finds that we turned into home decor pieces.

This month I am bringing you a really easy and cute project, my favorite ones! I will talk about it later but first let me remind you how this Thrift Store Challenge works.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeanie | Create & Babble
Kimm | Reinvented    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Ali | Home Crafts by Ali
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Kimberly | Farmhouse Made
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Toni | Small Home Soul 

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


Some months ago I went shopping to my favorite place, a flea market. There was a lady with some wicker baskets full of junk to sell and I thought to myself that those baskets were really cute. I wondered if she might be interested in selling them as they seemed to be just to hold all the stuff she had, but I decided to ask and she said yes! The best thing about them besides their cuteness was the price… can you believe they were 3€ each one? Those things are quite expensive here so of course I took all three.

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

Do you remember the post title? Right, how to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes and I say it literally. The process can’t be easier, so easy that I feel a bit silly writing about it because pictures talk by themselves.

I took a star stencil I created some time ago with my Silhouette Cameo, you know I am a huge fan of stars. I did some faux stars out of cardboard here and used the same stencil for my DIY star pillow cover.

I used some tape and a newspaper to protect the basket and some chalky spray paint similar to this one in white for the star.

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

Ta-da!! Love the updated baskets, they cost almost nothing, I didn’t make a huge mess and it was really fast, what else can I ask for?

Don’t you love the stars too?

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

I would have loved to keep them but they went to the apartment I was decorating.

Here’s one of them, you will find it in the post about how to get a bright look in your bedroom. The apartment was tiny but it looks totally different now.

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

The smallest bedroom has its own basket too. It can hold the pillows when going to bed and it looks lovely too.

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

Hope you enjoyed this little makeover and have been able to inspire you to transform little flea market finds.

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

If you liked it remember to Pin It, sharing is caring!

How to update wicker baskets in 5 minutes the easy way with some paint and stencils · Via www.sweethings.net

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15 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    That looks so adorable Pili. The stars add just the right touch and make the baskets looks special, like someone went the extra mile to add a personal touch. The whole apartment turned out beautifully. I love you to help us decorate our little house by the sea. Wanna come to South Africa for a few weeks?

  2. Mary says:

    I remember when you did this with the pillows last year. I really like the star motif and I think it is a great way to give a fun element to anything especially these boring baskets. Great job Pili!

  3. Katrin says:

    These are super cute Pili, and I love how simple they are to make. I also love the white on the wicker background, it looks summerly and so nice!!!

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