Picnic Food Domes

4 Materials
2 Hours

You won't believe that these super cute picnic food domes were upcycled from 50 cent Goodwill baskets!

picnic food domes

Food domes in September? You may think the season for alfresco dining has passed, but in my opinion, it has just arrived. The sultry air of summer is departing and crisp, Fall nights are making their debut. The perfect time for eating outside. Hence, the perfect time for these cute upcycled food domes.

I spent a day with a friend scouring Goodwill stores recently, and I picked up a few straw baskets for 50 cents each. With spray paint and  cabinet knobs, I transformed them into something pretty darn cute – brightly colored food domes for protecting your alfresco grub.

picnic food domes
step 1 – paint baskets

I first spray painted the baskets white, both on the inside and outside.

picnic food domes

Once dry, using painters’ tape and plastic bags, I sprayed the baskets again. Altogether, I used several shades of blue and green paints. 

picnic food domes
step 2 – attach knobs

To attach the cabinet knobs, I drilled holes in the bottom center of each basket. Do this carefully and slowly, as inexpensive straw baskets tend to break easily. Once holes are drilled, screw the knob onto the tops. 

picnic food domes
picnic food domes
picnic food domes
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