DIY Summer Decor: Berry Basket Bookends

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There is just something so sweet and perfect about berry baskets- so when I found some at a thrift store, I decided to create pretty summer decor pieces that doubled as bookends! Please click HERE for the full how-to tutorial.
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
These are the berry baskets I found at the thrift store that inspired this project! I wish they hadn't written the price on the side, but I'll just have to put that side towards the back.
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
To transform these into functional decor, I scouted out some adorable vintage berry fabric.
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
After giving my baskets a non-slip treatment ( Head over to my blog for the details! ), I filled small baggies with river rocks to give my baskets some weight.
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
Then I just needed my "berry top" for my baskets! So, I used my strawberry fabric and some fiberfill to create the "toppers".
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
Now, I'm ready to finish them up! I just need to flip over the berry topper and tuck it into my basket. To make it permanent, I'd dot some glue inside the basket rim before tucking the topper in.
diy summer decor berry basket bookends
And there they are- fun little berry baskets that are fun summer decor and also can hold up your favorite summer beach reads or cookbooks! They could also be used as pincushions, as well. Happy summer!

Suggested materials:

  • Berry Baskets  (Thrift Store)
  • Summer berry fabric  (Craft Store)
Sadie Seasongoods

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Colleen McAllister
    on Jul 19, 2017

    Like Sandygirl53 where I live I haven't seen wooden berry baskets for ages! Do you think painting a plastic basket would work?
    • Sadie Seasongoods
      on Jul 21, 2017

      Colleen, if you go to my original blog post (links throughout this post), I actually include a link to where you can purchase new wooden berry baskets! You can always stain them to make them look older. :)

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