Go Bohemian With a DIY Fringed Basket

6 Materials
1 Hour

This month, we’re taking inspiration to the next level! We are remaking a few of our favourite things from our favourite stores, and Anthropologie is top of our list! This DIY fringed basket with a beautiful boho vibe couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun project for kids – BONUS!

The inspiration!

We made a video tutorial to show you just how easy it is to make your own fringy baskets - see the video !

You’ll need:

  • Wicker Baskets
  • Paint (we used white, light blue and dark blue chalk paint)
  • enough fringing and/tassels* to play around with

* The amount of fringing/tassels you need depends on the size of your basket. Measure the circumference for an exact length.

Tools for the Job:

  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Paint Roller or Brush

Step 1:

Paint the baskets white (but you can use any light colour you prefer). Leave to dry.

Step 2:

Use a roller or a paint brush to paint the lower third of the baskets in a darker colour; we used light blue and dark blue. Let it dry.

Step 3 (optional):

Add a thin paint strip above the coloured section. You can use masking tape as a guide, but don’t rely on it too much as it doesn’t cling to the wicker all that well. And an uneven line adds to the character of the end product! Leave the baskets to dry once more.

Step 4:

Heat up the glue gun and then add glue just below the top edge of the basket.

Pro Tip: Add glue in 200mm sections, to avoid the glue drying too quickly.

Step 5:

Press the end of the tassel/fringing to the glued part and work your way around until the next section.

Repeat this process until the first fringe layer is complete.

Step 6:

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second tassel layer and remember to work in sections!

Pro Tip: Leave an excess of 20mm fringing for a neatly glued end. Finish the tip of the fringing by folding it over and glueing it down.

Make life easier by watching the tutorial!

This may be the most straightforward DIY you do all year, so make the most of it by making many of these pretty baskets as Anthropologie-inspired gifts (remember Christmas is not too far away!!)

Happy Making!

Resources for this project:

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


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • 16999903
    on Oct 22, 2018

    Fun idea! Where did you find such great baskets? We used to find baskets everywhere, but they are getting scarce these days.....and expensive. I may not be looking in the right store!

    • Diana
      on Aug 3, 2019

      Try looking on Facebook Marketplace. I get all kinds of great baskets there for next to nothing!

  • Denise
    on Aug 5, 2019

    how would you wash the basket with the tassels on if one of the fruit goes off

    • Homeology.co.za
      on Aug 7, 2019

      HI Denise,

      great question! I would suggest to place a shallow plastic container inside to prevent any stains. Alternatively, like with any wicker basket, you can just wipe the inside when necessary. Thanks!

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  • Debra McMenamin
    on Mar 21, 2019

    Very cool!

  • Ilene
    on Aug 3, 2019

    Beautiful and sooo easy. Local Salvation Army Thrift store always has a ton of interesting baskets; different sizes and shapes. I see your project in my future. Thank you. Ilene

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