For the last few years, I have been looking for the perfect Easter Baskets for my girls. When I’ve been out and about, I have found a few that I liked but, the price just seemed to high. I have to say I am kind of a cheapskate. I decided that I would head over to the Salvation Army to see if there were any basket, I know I have seen lots in the past. I picked out four different ones and they ranged in price from $2.99 to $3.99, what a deal!!! Now, that I had the baskets I decided that I wanted to paint part of the baskets to give it a dipped look.
Here is a picture of the baskets I found at the Salvation Army.
I then decided, that I would use some pastel spray paint that reminded me of Easter colors to create my dip look.
I used painters tape to tape off the top part of the basket and create a line where the color would end.
Then, I spray painted the basket. Once, the paint was almost dry I removed the painters tape.
Another, picture of the painted baskets.
Once, I finished three of the baskets my daughter Becca throw a small fit because she wanted all the colors on her basket. She gave me specific instructions on how she wanted the basket painted; Blue on the bottom, Purple in the middle, Green on the rim and a Pink handle. I was reluctant at first, I wanted hers to be look like the other girls but Becca was not happy, so I did as she asked.
This basket took a lot of tapping off between change colors. Make sure you let the paint dry before you cover it with tape to paint the next section to avoid paint removal.
Becca’s finished Easter Basket. I do have to admit that the basket is really cute and if I was 3 almost 4 years old, I would love this basket!
These baskets are now ready for the Easter Bunny to come fill them!
It is amazing how a little color or a lot can change to look of an ordinary basket! Happy Easter!