How to Make a Farmhouse Painted Flower Basket

       A farmhouse style basket from a thrift store find.

Basket of flowers and a beehive

Believe it or not this beautiful farmhouse style willow basket has had several lives already. 

The first one was well before the thrift store where I found it. 

basket with the bottom painted white

I found several great farmhouse baskets a while back at the thrift store that were the perfect candidates for a dipped paint technique.

I repurposed this basket just recently and made a beautiful Winter Basket for the Front Door

Today, now that the winter is winding down, I'm giving this basket another new life for the Spring. 

I began by removing the handle and painting the basket with a stain that contains poly

vintage basket with white bottom

While the stain was drying I cut a piece of burlap from a roll and frayed the edges. 

rolls of burlap

burlap tag attached to basket

I also found a metal tag and added puffy sticker numbers to the tag. 

metal tag on burlap number 12

I coated the tag with silver Rub and Buff to make it all the same color. 

When the basket was dry I used hot glue to attach the burlap and tag to the basket. 

basket with burlap bottom and metal tag

All that was left was to fill the basket with beautiful faux flowers. 

I bought these at Hobby Lobby but if you look at the bottom of this post I will give you other suggestions using my Amazon links. 

Basket of flowers

It's perfect to hang on the wall or stand on a shelf. 

Big basket of flowers on hutch

repurposed basket with tag filled with flowers

A beautiful and thrifty basket makeover for Spring. 

updated basket with flowers and overlay

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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. .