A Tisket, A Tasket, A Painted Apple Basket

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Painted Apple Basket


post sig and banner combinedHello everyone! I’m Jane from the blog Cottage at the Crossroads and today I’m sharing a quick and easy way to add a little more interest to your fall displays by painting some apple baskets.

What? You’ve been thinking about fall, too? A few days ago, we experienced cooler weather and I couldn’t help looking at some magazines and on Pinterest for some ideas for how to decorate for fall. And those little creative wheels are turning now and a few of my displays will contain some painted apple baskets.

painted apple basket with burlapLast fall, I painted this small basket white and hot glued some burlap ribbon and bow to the basket.

painted apple basket with mumAnd I really liked how it displayed a mum perfectly.

painted basketThis past spring I painted some smaller baskets, lined them with white napkins, and used them to serve food at a party. So, as you can see, I’m really liking the combination of the white baskets with the burlap trim.

unpainted apple basketsSo a few days ago, I went to our local farm supply store and purchased some larger baskets to use in my fall decorating.

1/2 bushel size-apple basketThe size that I purchased was 1/2 bushel and I paid about $5 for each.

painted apple baskets

I had to paint the basket indoors because it’s been raining all week. I started by painting the bottoms first. I don’t know why I paint the bottoms because no one is going to see them!

painted apple basketsI used a white primer that I had on hand because I didn’t want to go to the store. We have to drive about 12 miles to get to a store that sells paint!

painted apple basketsAfter the baskets dried, the rain stopped and the sun came out long enough for me to put this little outdoor vignette together. I plopped a croton into the basket and tied a little open weave burlap around the top.

painted apple basketsTo me, the painted apple basket makes a great container that’s perfect for fall displays, even outdoors.

painted apple basketsBut this display is missing a little something in order for it to be a true fall display, don’t you think?

painted apple basketsWhy, an orange and white kitty!!! I bet you thought I was going to say a pumpkin!

I enjoyed bringing this little idea to you today, and if you’d like to see where the rest of my apple baskets end up, I’d love it if you’d follow me at Cottage at the Crossroads, Facebook, or Pinterest.

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  1. Jane, this is so pretty and perfect for fall! You’ve definitely got me in the autumn mood now and I think I’m going to have to find some baskets to paint. Love the touch of burlap, too! Kitty is absolutely adorable.

  2. Love your apple baskets – must hunt some down this week to start my fall decorations.
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  3. Oh Jane, I love all your crafts and you always make it look so easy. I have a large neutral basket that I use for fall, now I am thinking if painting it. xo
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  4. I love them Jane…you certainly have gotten a great head start on fall decorating!!…

  5. I love this Jane~ especially your orange & white kitty! I need to pick one up for my fall decorating 🙂
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  6. I love the use of vegetable baskets as a part of decorating. The addition of burlap bows is just so appropriate for fall. Love them and especially for fall. The new color of the coral chair is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Jean


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