Grown Up Easter Basket

Grown Up Easter Basket

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!

Grown Up Easter Basket

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.

Grown Up Easter Basket

The wood plaque got two coats of chalkboard paint so I could write a happy little message on the front of my basket.

Grown Up Easter 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!

Grown Up Easter Basket

Grown Up Easter Basket

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.

Grown Up Easter Basket

For the final step, I drilled holes in each side of the crate to attach the sisal rope handles.

Grown Up Easter Basket

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!

Grown Up Easter Basket

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.

On another note, have you entered the My Crafty Spot Fab Contributor Team Giveaway yet?  We’re giving away a $60 Amazon gift card!  Just click on the link to enter today!

~Katie

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Katie is a stay-at-home mom with an obsession for DIY and crafts. She has a deep love for coffee and believes it's never too late in the day for a cup! She is an Arizona native and has been married to her husband for 8 years. They have two crazy, adorable little boys, ages 7 and 5. When she's not in the garage building something, she's hanging out with her family or working on her blog, Addicted 2 DIY. There she shares her tutorials for crafts and furniture projects as well as her favorite recipes. She hopes to inspire others to give things a try and find their inner creativity.

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Comments

  1. Awesome idea!!!

  2. Hi Katie! Love this idea for an ‘adult’ gift basket!! I would LOVE to receive this!!

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