Friday, March 29, 2013

DIY Ombre Easter Basket

Easter is practically upon us and yesterday I decided it was high-time to take care of Hayden's Easter basket. I had seen a lot of cute options at Target, Etsy, and Pottery Barn Kids but nothing I loved enough to commit to for the rest of Hayden's life. (I still have my first Easter basket and every year my parents the Easter Bunny fills it with treats). Anyway, while at Michael's yesterday, I hatched a plan to paint a ombre basket for Mr. H. Ombre is such a big trend;  we've been seeing it in clothes, hair, cake...I picked up a plain natural looking basket for $4 and 3 tubes of craft paint in various shades of blue.
 I mentally divided the basket into 3 sections and used painter's tape to tape off the middle section so that I could paint the tom and bottom at the same time. 
 I love craft paint because it dries so quickly. I was able to take of the tape and finish painting the whole basket in less than an hour. 
 I left the top and handle natural so that the basket wasn't "too blue". I like how the natural wood balances out the fun colors.

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