DIY Stripe Painted Baskets

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I love bringing a bit of a natural element into my home decor. Baskets provide a neutral color and fabulous texture to any decor. They are a perfect way to provide a bit of upscale storage to any room. You can find them in so many sizes, shapes, and designs. Did you know you can even paint them? Of course you did, the color block trend on baskets is such a fun idea. So, when I snatched up a cute set of nesting baskets at a home decor store, I knew I wanted to add a bit of fun to them with paint.


Aren’t they sweet? These DIY Stripe Painted Baskets were the perfect project for my home.  The littlest one is just the right size to hold a mini succulent. I love having live plants in my home and succulents are a perfect, low maintenance option. These baskets will be in a bookcase in my kitchen, and the fun stripes in different sizes really make them pop.


I chose to use the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints in Lace for the stripes. The chalky finish paints are available in vintage colors, and the coverage on the baskets was just what I was going for. Just a bit of the natural baskets can still be seen through the paint.

So let me show you how to make your own!



Plain Baskets in any size.

Painter’s Tape  { I used tape in different widths that you can find HERE and HERE }

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Lace 

Small paint brush




Tape off the stripes on each basket. You could do each one the same or mix them up like I did. Keep in mind the natural basket color will remain where the tape is. I chose to paint the bottom of the small basket to give it a “dipped” look. The medium basket was taped off in a grain sack stripe or ticking stripe pattern. I mixed the two patterns for the largest basket.



Choose the color of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint you would like to use. Seriously, that will be the hardest part…so many beautiful color choices! I chose a simple off white color called Lace that I have used before on my Ticking Stripe Wooden Server Tray.



Paint the baskets in the stripes you chose. Remove the painter’s tape while the paint is still a bit damp.  Allow the paint to dry fully.

And that is it!

Super simple and quick! These little DIY Stripe Painted Baskets can be used for so many storage ideas. I love the way the little green succulent looks inside of the tiny one.


If you have not tried Chalky Finish paint by DecoArt, you need to. So many great ways to use it. Here are a few of our other projects using it…


Monogrammed Recipe Box


Ticking Stripe Wooden Server Tray

Fabulous Father's Day Gift Idea... a Wooden Bottle Caddy with free Printable "My Dad Rocks" tags!

Wooden Bottle Caddy

So tell me, what color would you paint your baskets?

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Welcome to Uncommon Designs. I am Bonnie Mauney and the co-author here at Uncommon Designs. My love for creating crafts, home decor, seasonal decor, and sewing has led me to my desire to share that with you here at our blog. I am happy to have you stop by our little slice of the blog world and join us in Creating A Beautiful Life!

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  1. says

    These turned out SO cute Bonnie! I got these baskets from IKEA a few months back for my bathroom. The white paint is such a perfect touch. Totally doing this!! Thanks for the inspiration!


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