Painted Bushel Baskets

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

Hi friends! I’m SO EXCITED to share the news – this year I will be part of the Michaels Makers team! I have really enjoyed working with Michaels (hands down my favorite craft store) over this past year and can’t wait to collaborate on new and exciting projects to bring to you each month! And today we’re kicking things off with an easy but crazy cute craft – these Red & White Painted Bushel Baskets!

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

Now you know I’m all about the patriotic projects lately – from our Patriotic Party Ideas to our Painted Burlap Patriotic Place Settings we are going to have one amazing 4th of July par-tay! But when I stumbled across these painted bushel baskets in Michaels Online Project Center, I knew I HAD to make them. Had to. What a perfect addition to my patriotic projects that I’m sure could be re-purposed throughout the year. And that’s key, right? I create a ton of crafty projects so I have to make sure what I create can be used, preferably over and over again! And from decor to parties, I knew these adorable baskets would get plenty of use.

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

So I headed down to my local Michaels – wait, NOPE – I ordered everything I needed ONLINE! That’s RIGHT! Did you know that you can NOW shop Michaels Online?! You can now purchase all of your favorite arts and crafts supplies on any computer, tablet or smartphone. They offer project ideas (like this one!) and one-click shopping lists for projects all in one place – so you don’t have to search the site for various supplies.

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You can also check out what’s trending on Michaels Pinterest page by scrolling and shopping through the “Favorite Pins” section. The best part? Free shipping on orders over $50!! Now I KNOW I could take advantage of that free shipping – how about you? So I ordered everything I needed for this project and once it arrived, got to work!

What you’ll need:

  • Ashland™ Chipwood Bushel Basket With Handle
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint
  • ArtMinds™ Foam Brush Set, 3 Pc
  • Back To Basics™ Paisley Bandana
  • ArtMinds® Country Basswood Plate

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

And the steps:

  1. Paint the vertical panels on the bushel baskets, alternating with red and white. Let dry.
  2. Line the inside of the basket with a clean bandanna and fill with popcorn (or other tasty treat).
  3. Turn the other basket upside down and place a wooden charger plate on top to display pie or other desserts.

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor! Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

And the result? The CUTEST little baskets you ever did see, right?

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor! Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

You can line the baskets with a bandanna and fill with popcorn, chips and more! OR flip them over, top with a charger or plate and favorite desserts!

Red and White Painted Bushel Baskets - SO easy and perfect for parties or decor!

SO very cute and versatile! I can’t wait to use these little guys again! Want to make your own! Find the project online (Find a Project > Holiday & Seasonal > Summer) and “Add All to Cart!” It’s that easy.

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I can’t wait to see what kind of projects you find and create with Michaels Online! Check out MORE inspirational projects here:


Like this post? Then you might like our:

Patriotic Party Ideas

So many great Patriotic Party Ideas for 4th of July and more!

Painted Burlap Patriotic Place Settings

Painted Burlap Patriotic Place Settings

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. I love those baskets! Such a great idea, my friend! XO
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  2. These are awesome!
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  3. Sooo cute!! And congrats on the new Michael’s gig!
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  4. I love this Kimberly. So cute and congrats!
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  5. I love how cute & easy this is!
    And now I want some popcorn! :)
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  6. Those are too cute! What a great idea for making coordinating party accessories. Love it!
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  7. I love this idea. So simple and chic and PATRIOTIC!
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  8. Stopping by from Summer Fun List linky party. THose baskets are adorable. Such a great addition to a 4th party. Pinning!
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  9. This is absolutely something I plan on making! I just love this idea!
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  10. I love this! I could see myself filling some buckets with moss balls or green apples for pretty decor!
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  11. These are so cute! And congratulations on joining the Michael’s Makers team. Sounds like so much fun!
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  12. This looks amazing, I have some DIYs I like to share with you. If I can be featured i will be happy

  13. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this on Cook it! Craft it! Share it! I’m featuring this on my FB page today :)
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  14. Kim, I LOVE LOVE this!!! Congrats on the Michael’s gig!
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  15. I can’t say enough about these…brilliant, adorable and such a cute idea for a Fourth of July party!! I’ve already pinned :)
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  16. So fun! Love the red white and blue everything this time of year. Such an easy DIY. Pinned!
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