Carolyn's Homework basket before

Faux Dipped Baskets

One of Martha Stewart's Craft of the Day posts inspired Carolyn of Homework to look at some of her old baskets with more creativity.  Martha's baskets were dipped in paint, but Carolyn decided there was probably an easier way to achieve a similar look. Carolyn's Homework basket before
The Endearing Home basket before

Mum Basket Makeover

Lauren at The Endearing Home was saving the wood baskets that her fall chrysanthemums came in to use next fall, until she came up with a way to upcycle them into something cute for her home.  She tried painting one, but that didn't work out too well.  Lauren tells us, "I thought about how these baskets were a little flimsy and it would be nice to make it a bit more sturdy  while covering up the bad paint choice." The Endearing Home basket before