10 Ways to Upcycle Easter Baskets

Don't throw away your basket after Easter festivities this year. Spruce it up with our easy tips, and use it for storage instead.

Metallic Coil Basket

Add some shine to a plain coil basket with gilded fabric paint in your favorite pattern. Store fabric scraps or wrapping paper inside to keep clutter at bay.

Stitched Basket

Plastic baskets with holes are perfect for stitching. Stitch starburst patterns with yarn, and use the basket to store books and movies.

Rainbow Basket

Color-blocking, color-dipping or ombre — paint is one of the easiest ways to update a plain basket. To get this look, paint a rattan basket in three different colors with fabric spray paint.

DIY Tassel Basket

Tassels are an easy way to add color to virtually anything. Add tassels in various shades in the same hue to a ready-made basket to give it an entirely new look. Make your own tassels following our easy instructions>>

Fabric-Wrapped Wire Basket

A wire basket looks cold and uninviting, but it is practical if you want the contents inside to be visible. Add color and texture, by wrapping the basket with fabric. To make, cut strips of fabric, wrap around the wire and hot glue often to secure.

Serape Basket

A serape, a traditional Mexican textile, isn't just for wearing. Cover a plain wooden basket, and attach decorative trim or ribbon around the top edge. Fill with colorful flowers to make a festive centerpiece. 

Woven Basket

Who needs a loom when you have a basket? If you're an expert weaver or even if you're new to it, you can embellish a rattan basket using yarn and a large needle. Create the warp of your weaving (vertical), and use different types of yarn as your weft (horizontal).

Doily Basket

Attach colorful doilies (dye them if you can only find white ones), and attach to a plain basket with craft glue.

Hexagon Fabric Basket

Use fabric scraps, a die cutting machine and decoupage medium to spice up boring storage bins.

Embroidered Basket

Use a large needle and crewel yarn to embroider a simple design on a plain basket. Glue pom poms for an extra playful touch.