West Elm Inspired Graphic Basket

There is some serious denial going on around here because all signs point to summer coming to an end which means our West Elm Knock Off Summer Series is too, and I just don’t want to believe it!

I’ve teamed up with some super talented ladies to show our West Elm knock offs, so after I show you this really easy West Elm inspired graphic basket, be sure to browse my friends projects with the links at the bottom!

Ok, let’s get started!

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How To Make A DIY Graphic Basket

One of the things I love most about knock offs is that you can take two things that strike your fancy and blend them together to make something that will work for you.

There were two baskets that I loved from West Elm. I liked the shape of one, and the pattern on this one, so I married the two together and created my own for about 10 bucks!

Supplies For DIY Graphic Basket

  • Basket: I found this one at Michael’s and of course used my 40% off coupon. I also went on a day when they were having an additional 20% off your purchase, so I got an even better deal.
  • Craft paint
  • Spray paint for the base coat. I needed white for the design I was creating.
  • Painters tape
  • Sponge

Step 1: Paint the basket

Give your basket a light coat of white spray paint all over. I taped off the handles first because I wanted the handles to be natural on my finished basket.

Step 2: Tape the basket

Place tape diagonally around your basket. Keep in mind the areas that will end up with color and be sure that the edges of your tape are on the outside of that line. I used a marker to help me so I could keep track. It can get confusing seeing some of your strips of tape so close together. (You will be applying the color in 2 sessions.)

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Step 3: Apply color

Dab the paint on with a sponge making sure to never swipe toward the tape line. This will avoid getting paint under the tape. Remove the tape and let your paint dry.

Step 4: Tape again

Once your paint is dry, tape again so that the opposite sections will now receive the colored paint. Use the edges of the already painted area to guide where you place the tape.

Apply your colored paint to these areas and remove the tape. Let it dry.

And there you have it! I added a plastic tray and a colorful houseplant to my basket and I’m loving the shot of color and texture that it has added to my living room.

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This has been such a fun series because it has pushed me to create a few simple things to add to my home decor and I’ve had the opportunity to work with these fabulous ladies. A win-win if you ask me.

So now it’s time to go check out more great West Elm knock off ideas!

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