Hey everyone! It’s Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY. Easter is just a week away and in the spirit of that, I wanted to share with you this Grown Up Easter Basket tutorial. Easter baskets are traditionally for the kids, but there’s no reason why the grown ups can’t enjoy an Easter basket too. Since my family always gets together for brunch on Easter Sunday, and because I love mimosas, I thought it would be fun to create this grown up version to bring along with me.
I originally planned to make my own basket using 5 gallon paint sticks, but there is apparently some sort of “controversy” involving paint sticks at Home Depot, and their paint pro apologetically told me they were all out. I then realized I had to start from scratch with my idea. Thankfully, I also happened to be on one of my weekly trips to Michaels and scored an awesome crate that was the perfect size!
Along with the crate, I also picked up some colored straw, and one of their super cute laser cut wood plaques. I’ve been eyeing their laser cut wood products for a while and was so excited to finally find a way to use one! I picked up some 1/4″ sisal rope from Home Depot for my “basket” handles and got started.
The wood plaque got two coats of chalkboard paint so I could write a happy little message on the front of my basket.
I painted the crate with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint. I seriously love this paint! There are so many ways that it can be used and on so many different mediums. Earlier this week, I used it to make a fun spring centerpiece. By the way, Michael’s is now carrying this paint. Yay!
I wanted the basket to have a distressed look, so I painted it with one coat of chalky finish paint in relic, followed by two coats of their lace color. Once the paint dried, I sanded it down to reveal the darker paint.
For the final step, I drilled holes in each side of the crate to attach the sisal rope handles.
I filled the basket with the straw and then added the OJ, champagne, and grapefruit juice. I purchased the carafes at Target for $5 each!
I can’t wait to bring this to Easter brunch! This “basket” doesn’t just have to be for Easter either. It can be used for parties, BBQs, etc. Just change up the chalk message on the front to say whatever you like! I know I’ll certainly putting this out for parties from now on.
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