DIY Ideas by Design Personality: Basket Projects to Suit Your Style

DIY Ideas by Design Personality: Basket Projects to Suit Your Style

Jessica Isaac
Sep 14, 2016
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Baskets are, perhaps, the most versatile home item in existence. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and can hold just about anything you can think of (ok, maybe not liquid). Whether you're looking to add some global flair or gift a basket to a an antique-lover, these simple DIYs will adapt your favorite woven storage containers to fit any style.

But first: Not sure what your home decor style even is? Take our quiz to find out, and then explore your design personality!

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Organic Modern

Dip-Dyed: Leave it to Martha to provide us with this high-quality DIY (above image). These dip-dyed lovelies are a modern trend, but we have a feeling their timeless aesthetic will keep them looking fresh for decades. Some latex paint and a large storage bin is all you need to achieve this clean, modern look (oh yeah, you need a basket too).

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Embroidered: Fall for DIY went an entirely different direction when she turned a flat basket into a wall clock with a simple mechanism and some floss.

Artful Bohemian

Hanging Planter: String together a series of baskets for a cascading hanging basket garden like the women at A Beautiful Mess. Change up the color of the rope to further customize this Bohemian beauty.

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Painted Patterns: Honestly WTF has a gorgeous tutorial for painting your baskets with a variety of Kilim-inspired designs. Don't be afraid to be bold and have fun with your color palette.

Warm Industrial

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Leather Detail: This green baskets were made from scratch by A Beautiful Mess, but you could add a leather handle to a store-bought basket just as well. It's a nice handsome detail for your storage.

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Add Wheels: Casters gives storage baskets a utilitarian bent that are as practical as they are industrial-looking. I Heart Organizing used a wire version, but this works with traditional woven baskets as well.

Happy Modern

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Color Makeover: Last month we showed you how to give a wire basket a total makeover and an infusion of color with spray paint and dyed rope.

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Add a Pineapple: Better yet, give your basket hamper a sense of humor by turning it into a huge piece of fruit. This tutorial from Brit + Co. really makes us laugh.

New Traditional

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Weathered: This easy DIY involves a little chalk paint and a minimal amount of elbow grease for a weathered antique look.

Eclectic Collector

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Tasseled: Yarn tassels are the physical manifestation of fun and the possibilities are endless with this DIY. Make your tassels large or small, bright or muted, sporadic or strategically placed…you get the idea. BE the fun your tassels represent!

Classic Glam

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Paint It Gold: You can paint almost any type of basket, and a metallic finish amps up the glamour factor tenfold. Lovely Indeed used berry baskets as storage for lots of little things.

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