Dollar Day Do Over- Old country basket

I have been sticking to my goal of organizing my life and so far I have been getting a little bit done here and there. It isn’t too difficult to organize if you are a basket fanatic like me.


I am always on the hunt for things to use in my home to help me organize. Last week I picked up this basket on one of my sale days at the second hand shop. This color tag was the color for that day.


I didn’t like the color, but that’s just me. I am trying to lighten things up a bit. I have too many dark home decor items that don’t bring me joy when I pick them up. Can you tell I have been streaming organizing shows? I am sure most of you know what I am talking about with that statement of only keeping things that bring you joy. To each his own as they say, so if you get joy from dark colored items and pick up a light colored basket then change the color with paint.


With so many colors out there in the world to choose from it can be really hard deciding what colors to use. White or black are two pretty easy colors to work with and you can always switch things up by putting color with them.


Once my basket was painted and dry I got out my yarns.


I just weaved a bunch of scrap yarn I had through the basket to add a little more detail.



Remember this little basket I posted about a couple of weeks ago?


I had a huge bag of yarn scraps that were perfect for some added color for this basket. Sometimes when I am weaving my baskets I will be left with single strands of yarn. It was nice that I finally found some use for them.


This was one of my after Christmas sale baskets that was normally $10 and was on sale for $3.


It’s a nice size too.



Okay, there you have it…something different to do with your baskets. Happy second hand hunting everyone and have a ton of fun making your lives and homes pretty. May your homes always fill you with happiness and love.


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  1. Oh, very pretty AND joyful 😊 I love baskets, too. I have to hold back buying them or the house would be full of them 😊

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    1. I know what you mean. I give a lot of my baskets away during the year for holidays that I fill with treats. Easter is coming up so I have a couple of baskets to give away to some very special people.

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  2. What a great idea to bring life to old baskets! Love it!

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  3. You definitely know how to bring color into your life !! What a great idea 🙂 Hope you’re doing well and have fully recovered !!

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    1. Thank you and yes, all is well over here…so happy about that. Hope you are all well too and Emmy. I know she was hurting the last time I read your post. I just got online for a bit and your message popped up. I hate it when my furry family members are not feeling so great.

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  4. Oh I am in LOVE with this adorable project! I go thrifting about twice a month and I am always looking at the baskets wondering what I could do with them. This is it for sure. I have friends who are having babies or have had their first grand baby born and this is perfect for “first Easter baskets”. Thank you for sharing. I am a big fan of bright colors so this is perfect.

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    1. Thank you, so glad you like it. I also love shopping at thrift stores. I am going to a half off day tomorrow. I need a dresser for craft storage. I am addicted to those grab bags of yarn. I just got through finishing up a rag basket for one of my cousin’s daughter. She is having a baby girl. Gift baskets are the perfect gifts to me.


  5. Such a great way to organize! I love baskets. Your DIY is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. Having fun putting everything together. There is color everywhere in my creative spaces now.

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  6. Love these and you have such a great way of making colors all work together!

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  7. I love baskets and pick them up everytime I can. The smaller plastic ones are great to organize drawers to junk drawers! Love What you did with this!

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    1. Thank you. Easter is coming up too, so there will be lots of baskets to choose from. The baskets that have space between their weaves are nice because you can add things to the spaces for more detail.

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      1. I like what you did with these I had never seen this done! Where have I been?

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      2. I am sure it is out there. I haven’t seen it done either so far, but then the world is a huge place. The baskets with large openings look unfinished, so why not weave your own fabrics and yarns through those spaces. I do it with those $1 laundry baskets from Walmart and the dollar stores too. If you want to store small things in those types of baskets they will fall out, it’s better to add extra material to them.


      3. Yes! I like how you did that I thought what a great idea! I’d never seen that done. I’ve been working in a needle point kit practicing before I start my Thomas Kincaid and I have a cross stitch quilt I’m going to do. I haven’t done it in while I got a kit for practice.

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      4. My cousins from Arkansas do cross stitching and they always turn out so pretty. I always like going to quilt shows too. I want to buy them all but they look too pretty to put out where they would get dirty. I rather hang them on walls like art. So funny, but I do have a couple quilts hanging on the walls up north at Our Little Red House.


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