DIY Ombre Basket

INSIDE : Learn how to create a cheerful DIY Ombre Basket to add a fun pop of color in any space.  Add yarn to your basket handle for even more color!

DIY Yellow Ombre Basket

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This post has been updated from it’s previously posted Oct. 2015.

I have been busy working away on my little girl’s bedroom since we moved into our new rental house a few months ago.  You may have seen on Insta this picture of my inspiration colors.  

Well, I am happy to report I am nearly done which I think is an all time speed record for me.  Today I am sharing the first of a handful of projects for my girl’s room.  Today, I am sharing her little art DIY Ombre Basket.

What supplies do you need to make an Ombre Spray Painted Basket ?

Yellow Spray Paint
Inexpensive Wooden Basket
Painting Dropcloth
Coral Yarn
Hot Glue

DIY Ombre Basket supplies

How to make an Ombre Yellow Painted Basket :

I wish every DIY I made could be this simple!  

Start by taking your basket outside and set it on a painting cloth.  To create the ombre effect, simply spray the bottom completely with yellow spray paint with one or two LIGHT coats across all four sides.  The ombre effect is simple, easy and quite lovely I think.

The handle of this basket was pretty rough to the touch and since it will be holding art supplies for my four year old, I wanted to protect her cute little fingers.  I ended up wrapping the handle with a cheerful coral yarn I had just bought for another project in her room.

I started out by hot gluing the end of the yarn to the inside of the basket handle.  Then, I slowly wrapped the yarn around and every 1″ or so applied a small dab of glue to keep everything in place.


DIY Ombre Basket steps

The end result was a perfectly safe and adorable coral basket handle!

DIY Ombre Basket

DIY Ombre Painted Basket :

DIY Ombre Basket3

DIY Yellow Ombre Basket

DIY Yellow Ombre Basket

DIY Ombre Basket

Yield: 1 Basket
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $30

Learn how to create a cheerful DIY Ombre Basket to add a fun pop of color in any space.  Add yarn to your basket handle for even more color!

Materials

  • Yellow Spray Paint
  • Inexpensive Wooden Basket
  • Painting Drop cloth
  • Coral Yarn
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. Start by taking your basket outside and set it on a painting cloth.  
  2. To create the ombre effect, simply spray the BOTTOM few inches only with yellow spray paint in one or two LIGHT coats across all four sides.  
  3. After the paint has dried, begin wrapping your basket handle with coral yarn.
  4. Hot glue the end of your yarn to the inside of the basket handle.  Then, slowly wrap the yarn around. About every 1" or so, apply a small dab of glue to keep everything in place.

In our previous home, my little girl and boy shared a room so they are quite excited to finally have their own spaces, with their favorite colors and personalities shining through.

And… now I kind of want to keep this fun basket for myself!  Have you tried the ombre effect on any of your DIYs?

If you’d like to see other fun DIYs from my daughter’s new bedroom, check out below!

Painted Luggage | Add pom poms to an existing pillow | Little Girl’s Bedroom Final Reveal

23 thoughts on “DIY Ombre Basket

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I kept thinking I should keep it all yellow for the handle, but I really like how the pop of coral turned out!

    1. Thanks Sara! Fun colors for my daughter without being FULL ON STRAIGHT PINK, like she wanted – ha. 😉

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