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Decoupage Bread Basket A La Dollar Tree

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I don't bake breads often but when I do I'm always searching for something to put them in a breakfast and dinner time. I recently picked up some baskets and decorative paper napkins from the Dollar Tree and knew immediately what I would make. A decoupage bread basket!
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It's really a simple and easy project. All you need is a basket, decorative napkins, white glue, water and sponge . . . all available from the Dollar Tree.
For a complete tutorial go to: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/03/decoupaged-bread-basket-la-dollar-tree.html
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First, separate the white paper backing from the printed side of the napkin. Lay the napkin printed side up on the basket. Wet sponge with water and gently tap the napkin down, filling in all areas of the basket, one side at a time.
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  • decoupage bread basket a la dollar tree, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
  • decoupage bread basket a la dollar tree, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Allow to dry. Trim off any excess napkin paper. Once dry, mix one part white glue to 1/4 part water. Apply mixture using sponge over entire napkin and dry. You can seal the basket on the outside with glossy varnish, if you want, but I don't know of a sealant that's food safe.
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This method of using water and a sponge to apply the napkin is quick and easy. And I found wrinkles to be at a minimum. Once dry, the glue and water mixture as a decoupage, using a sponge to apply, goes on smoothly, too.
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Using this technique there are so many possibilities to decoupage lots of dollar store baskets and decorative napkins for everyday home usage and for special occasions, inexpensively.

To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/03/decoupaged-bread-basket-la-dollar-tree.html

Got a question about this project?

    • This 'may' work O.K. on fabric covered pillows..ONLY if for visual effect/ decoration thus requiring little if any cleaning...perhaps ONLY a light dusting? Decoupage creates a HARD-ish & wrinkled surface when dried...if THAT is what U want on pillows, you won't wanna snuggle by them. Alternatively you can use light fabric pieces in place of napkins which would undoubtedly withstand more wear & tear than thin paper.
  • Is there any reason you could not use mod pague
    Linda Linda North Fort Myers, FL · asked on Apr 12, 2016
    • Of course you can use mod podge, too! -I just wanted this project to be inexpensive to make and used everything from the dollar store.
    • Love this! It looks so pretty
      Kelly Kelly  San Antonio, TX · answered on Apr 12, 2016 ·
    • Really neat!
    • I'm
    • What a great idea, love reading comments too because it stimulates so many ideas!
    • I'm doing this idea with patriotic napkins from $ store. Then fill with treats for the veterans.
    • Really great looking, I have done the very same thing, same steps, using napkins and attaching them to the inexpensive glass or plastic flower vases. Never thought of the baskets but you can bet that will be on my list now!
      Carla Carla  Burleson, TX · answered on Aug 3, 2016 ·
    • Such a great/awesome idea. Thanks for sharing. I LOVE napkins and so many i would love to have the pattern on something and now I know how. Thanks Oh and the lady who does basket of items for the Veterans, that's awesome. Thank you so much.
    • Lovely
      Vera S Vera S  Harker Heights, TX · answered on Nov 3, 2016 ·
    • Your basket is a labor of love. The goodies in it call for a cup of coffee. Great picture too.
    • That's really lovely - never thought to use decoupage on a basket. Great tip about using a sponge as well 😆
    • I love this! I used the exact same napkins on paper mache eggs for Easter, I've never attempted a basket, I'm excited to try it! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
      Melissa Melissa  Ida, MI · answered on Nov 17, 2016 ·
    • Mod Podge would work well, but why use an expensive product, when this would do just as well? I cant wait to get to the dollar store.
  • Would modge podge work?
    Vickie Vickie Metairie, LA · asked on Apr 12, 2016
    • @Vickie
    • Yes, it does !
    • Mod-podge is just a brand-name craft store product that is more expensive & essentially "watered down white Elmer-type glue." I've used both...result is same...since the 1970s
  • Did you do the inside as well?
    Deb Deb Troy, NY · asked on Apr 12, 2016
    • No you can see from first picture it wasn't covered on inside, but don't see any reason you couldn't.
      Sdholly5 Sdholly5  Rural Hall, NC · answered on Apr 12, 2016 ·
    • I wouldn't. I would put other napkins in for a liner that I would throw out after use.
      Patty Patty  Orange City, FL · answered on Apr 12, 2016 ·
    • No, I didn't think it was necessary. It's always nice to put a cloth napkin or tea towel inside to keep the biscuits warm.
    • Beautiful idea! Waterlox is a clear finish that is food safe and perfect to use on such projects, as well as kitchen counters, trays, etc.
      Cee Cee  Great Falls, MT · answered on Apr 15, 2016 ·
    • Cee, Where can waterloo be bought at?
    • Sorry waterlox
    • Where can you get the Waterlox?
      Deb Deb  Troy, NY · answered on Jun 3, 2016 ·
    • Love this!
    • I love this. I am using mismatched baskets right now in my hanging fruit bowls. This will tie them together. I just need the right napkins now. Thanks for the idea. Very smart!
      IFortuna IFortuna  Brownwood, TX · answered on Aug 13, 2016 ·
  • Donna Tumey
    Donna Tumey Yukon, OK

    Love it too!

  • Southwinds

    Will be trying this for an event that I have coming up. Love the idea

  • Melissajoy74

    Ok. Thank you!

  • Holly
    Holly Grants Pass, OR

    I have those same napkins that I used to decopauge a fold away tray with. Love them and they are perfect for your basket.

    • Allison
      Allison Denver, CO

      what is a fold away tray? picture? thank you

  • Holly
    Holly Grants Pass, OR

    I guess it's called a tv tray lol

  • Gayle
    Gayle New Braunfels, TX

    What a wonderful idea! I'm thinking about a project already. Thank you.

  • Kathleen Hollenback

    This would be a great gift for a friend. Thank You

  • Ivanity.lolray3.com
    Ivanity.lolray3.com Granada Hills, CA

    Love this, I have everything, but the basket...Going to the $$ store tomorrow!
    Lollie

  • Carla
    Carla Burleson, TX

    The basket looks wonderful! I have done this same thing on those inexpensive glass and plastic bud or flower vases. Adds a nice personal touch when you can coordinate with color or design schemes. Don't know why baskets never crossed my mind! You can

  • Cynthia A. Joven
    Cynthia A. Joven Catano, PR

    I found it very crafty.Thanks I have a dozens of baskets and I just dump them in my storeroom.Now you gave me an idea how to decorate my baskets and display them in my kitchen tops and to my sitting room so I can use them to put sweets if there is

  • Irma Salazar

    Nice work Gail! I too love decorating baskets and giving them new life. Especially for the holidays and been doing it since the 90's. here is a pic of one I've have 1992 that it is outlined with foiling glue to give a guilded look. I sure wish I

  • Maura White
    Maura White Conesus, NY

    Oh I just love this idea!

  • Margie
    Margie Booneville, AR

    this is one of the neatest ideas i have seen on here..It is one that i can actually do,,well im good at wreaths and painting, but i adore your basket and the fact that you used glue and water instead of modpodge...$8 can be a pain if you are on a

  • Maria Perez

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Linda MacAlvey
    Linda MacAlvey Pittsburg, CA

    Love it! Great idea!

  • June Ryan Morse

    Thank you, Margie😃 the basket is just beautiful 😃 A d the wonderful lady doing the baskets for our veterans 😊 God bless her loving heart ❤

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey

    Makes a great gift! I purchase paper cocktail napkins, luncheon size - whatever I find - then when I score a great basket - before you know it a great gift has appeared - I found a bunch that were perfect "covers" for little terra cotta pots that I

  • Mojgankabgani

    Great idea ,looks so nice

  • Jlemons3
    Jlemons3 Daytona Beach, FL

    this technique was popular in the 90's

  • Li'l megs
    Li'l megs United Kingdom

    love it !!

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