Flower Basket for the Fourth of July

 American flag anything is great for summer decorating. 

Today I'm taking an old thrift store basket and turning it into a beautiful painted flag basket for the Fourth of July. 

This easy project will look great all summer! 

Grab a basket and follow along! 

American flag basket

This project began with an old thrifted basket. 

brown basket

Any kind of flat sided basket will work. 

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I taped off stripes and a field for the blue area. 

I didn't have any painter's tape so I used washi tape and it stuck very well to the wicker. 

taped flag on basket

First I painted the star field with blue craft paint. 

Blue painted field for stars

Then I painted the spaces with red for the red stripes. 

painted stripes on basket

I pulled the tape off and had to make the blue field a little larger. 

I used a thin paintbrush and filled in the spaces with white paint by hand. 

red white and blue basket

red white and blue painted flag

Now it was time for the stars. 

Normally I would use stars from this great stencil I purchased on Amazon. 

Because this is wicker, it will be difficult to stencil stars on the textured basket. 

I cut out one large star from card stock to fit the blue space and stenciled it onto the field. 

large star stencil

Two quick coats of white paint in the star stencil and my basket was finished! 

flag basket

I gave the basket a coat of spray sealer for protection. 

American flag basket

Just fill it with your favorite flowers and you have a beautiful basket for summer!


American flag basket with tulips

It couldn't be easier to decorate for the summer and the Fourth of July

tulips in flag basket

This basket would make a great gift too! 

red flowers in flag basket

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American flag basket with overlay

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tulips in American flag basket


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. .