I usually don’t go all out for seasonal decorating. I prefer to keep it simple, and that’s exactly what I did for my fall mantel this year. I added some little fall touches to the mantel and the shelves flanking it, including some mini pumpkins and gourds and a couple of potted succulents. I also gave some baskets a quick makeover and then used them as planters for my mums. Check out the details on the baskets and the paint I used on them below!
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First, I picked up a couple of small seagrass baskets from Target, along with some Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in Navy Blue. Did you know that Target has a craft aisle and sells this paint? I was so excited when I discovered this! They have some really cute things in that aisle so I plan to go back soon and spend more time checking it out. I also gathered some supplies from home, including painter’s tape, craft paper to protect my work surface, and a paint brush.
This is such a simple way to update any basket and you can customize it by using any color (or combination of colors) to match your decor.
First, let’s chat about this paint. It’s really rich and creates great coverage, which I love. It’s also good for stenciling and decorative painting. It’s perfect for wood, terra cotta, plaster, and paper mâché. It dries matte, is made in the USA, and is available at Target in 22 colors (and six new Flash Metallic colors) in the craft aisle or at Target.com.
I laid out some craft paper to protect the table, and then taped a stripe around the center of the baskets.
Then I flipped them over and painted the area below the tape (the bottom half of the basket). I made sure to push the paint into the little nooks and crannies with the tip of my brush.
Then, I peeled the tape off and then touched up around the top edge with the tip of my paintbrush.
After the paint had dried, I popped some mums into the baskets and put them up on the mantel. I kept the mums in their plastic containers, but if you don’t want to do that, then you could always line the basket with plastic and/or landscaping fabric.
This is a quick and easy project and while I love it for fall, you could definitely use this year-round. I like incorporating versatile items like this into my decor, whether I’m decorating for a particular season or not. For more ideas and inspiration, be sure to follow Plaid on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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