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If you’re a thrifter, you know that Easter items such as baskets and plastic eggs are easy to find. When you see how easy it is to turn these items into pretty home decor that’s 100% unique to your space, you won’t want to pass them up next time!
I shared earlier this month how excited I am to participate in a Thrift Store Swap with some fun creative ladies. You can find all the details on how this swap works in THIS post. But briefly, we each purchase 2 items for under $10 from our local thrift store, yard sale, consignment store, mom’s basement, etc. Then we send those two items to the next gal in the line-up and the gal before you sends two items too you! We have a month to repurpose the items and then we all share the reveal.
Maria made sure to package them well, and even took the time to gift wrap them.
It felt like being a little kid at Christmas again, waiting on presents to arrive from my Grandparents.
So when I opened the box, my surprise items were wooden napkin holder and four small baskets.
I’ll admit that I had to think for a bit before I had that “Ah ha!” moment where everything snapped together in my mind.
Today, I’m sharing how I used the baskets, but stay tuned because I’ll show you what I did with that napkin holder in another post.
To create my beautiful Easter home decor, I used a few product from one of my favorite art supply companies, DecoArt. I love this decoupage paper because it’s lightweight and thinner than most papers currently available, making it very easy to use on rounded surfaces. I had very minimal bubbles or bulges on the plastic eggs, which tends to happen with thicker paper. They’re bright and vibrant after the decoupage dries. I especially like the Gold Trends prints for this project, because every kid wants to find the golden egg at an egg hunt! I also used the Paisley Punch and Arrows patterns, both of which are colorful & perfect for Easter eggs.
You can learn all about these product and tips and trick on how to use them on the DecoArt website.
Now, to create your own…
- Small baskets
- Plastic eggs
- Shallow wooden box
- DecoArt Decoupage paper
- Chalk paint (I used DecoArt American chalk paint left over from this game table project)
- Matte Decoupage
How to turn thrifted easter items into pretty wall art video tutorial
The results are adorable, and are sure to be a conversation piece in your home!
What would you do with baskets you find at a thrift store? Do you have a unique idea or use for them? Let me know!
If you love this project, be sure to check out all the others who participated in the Thrift Store Swap challenge as well. You can see their before photos, hear where each item came from, and of course their final projects.