Friday at last! Bohemian style flowerpot basket is to close my Decorate Rattan theme week. In case you haven´t seen parts one and two check out the tutorials here: Colorful Coasters / Party Ready Glass Cozies. Baskets that I have painted today are both from thrift store, 3,50€ per one. In bigger thrift stores it is easy to find a pile of different baskets. Challenge is to go through all and sort the best and most suitable for painting project like this. The more simple the basket is the better the paint and shells will look in it.
You will need:
-Acrylic lacquer paint in two colors
-Small/ Medium brush
Step 1. Choose two colors you want to use in your work. You can use more but I noticed that the safest way to succeed is to narrow the amount of color because the pattern already makes the basket stand out. Look closely the basket and how it has been woven to see the pattern. Decide which areas you want to paint. In case you have similar baskets you can make all look different just by painting different parts of the woven pattern.
Step 2. Paint parts of the woven pattern and leave some unpainted. In case you have small details to paint choose smaller brush. Let dry.
Step 3. I painted two baskets and twined shells to one. Here is how to ad shells. Making a hole to a shell: Take a strong sharp needle, tongs, hammer and cutting board. Keep the needle with tongs and hammer like a nail to the shell as shown in the picture.
Step 4. Take yarn and needle. Make a knot to the end of the yarn and come from the inside of the basket to the outside. Take a shell to the yarn and go inside to the basket same route. Repeat coming outside every 3 cm (or depending the size of the basket/ shells you are using) and taking a shell and going back in.
How would you describe your style through the years? Have you found a style you keep no matter what new trend might occur? Or are you more like me and love to participate the trend game?
Have a peaceful and relaxing Weekend! More DIY projects coming next week :)