Grain Sack Stenciled Market Basket

       When I saw this basket for sale on a popular website
I knew this was something I could easily make!

Market basket with monogram

This was a quick project using the perfect market basket I already had at home. 

While you read along, please visit the bold links for more information and the products I used. 

Wicker Market Basket

Loved this basket but I'm going to give it a quick one-two makeover and love it even more! 

I started out with a grain sack stencil from Old Sign Stencils

I placed the stencil onto the basket and used masking tape to hold it down. 

Old Sign Stencils sells a variety of beautiful stencils including several widths and sizes of grain sack stencils. 

grain sack stencil on straw bag

Notice that I put a stripe of 1" wide masking tape across the top of the stencil, this is to leave a space for a monogram. 

Painting a stencil with a red striped stencil

It is not too easy to stencil on wicker so use a very light amount of paint on your stencil brush and go back over your design a few times. 

Straw basket with a grain sack stripe

I hand painted my monogram with a paint stick, you can use monogrammed stencils or make your own with a vinyl stencil. 

Market basket with a red stripe and monogram

The look was just what I was hoping for and it couldn't have been easier!  

Straw basket with stripe and monogram

beach bag with overlay

Straw basket with handle and red stripe and monogram

There's a bottle of wine in this basket and you can bet I'll be ready for a picnic this summer!

Take a peek at a few other totes I did a few years ago... 

Straw Market Basket

Vintage Lined Summer Tote

Repurposed Chicken Feed Tote

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Funky Junk Interiors gave me the stencil, all opinions are my own. 


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .