Upcycled Berry Basket

I haven't been out shopping anywhere lately other than for food but I did snag a cute little somethin' somethin' at a local farm and that's what I used for this upcycled berry basket.

It's what I'm sharing for this month's Thrifty Style Team project because I decluttered just about EVERYTHING craft related in the last two years, including my fabric (facemasks anyone?) and so my crafting and decor choices were pretty much slim to none...hence, an upcycled berry basket craft.

Take a look and hopefully I will inspire you but if not (seriously, you will not hurt my feelings if you're left scratching your head) head to the bottom of this post for the amazing shares by the rest of the Thrifty Style Team.

I'd like to think they may have a better stash than I do, and they are SUPER talented to boot, so, there's that.

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How to Make a CHEAP and Easy Upcycled Berry Basket

I started with a berry basket....at least I think that's what this is called.

It's oblong...more of a rectangle but it was from a local farm market so, I'm calling it a berry basket.

I went to my craft room and grabbed one of the very few spray paints I haven't given away and used that to spray this baby. Just a light coat because I honestly was late to the party with this project (I COULD NOT THINK OF ANYTHING TO MAKE) so, what I could do in one spray had to be sufficient.

Once the basket was dry I pulled out my Cricut Explore (the Cricut I did not donate) and some black vinyl and made a cute little bee kind sticky mahicky (Lawd what is this called???? I think I need sunlight or conversation with someone other than the men in my family because I am forgetting all my decor and crafty lingo).

Anyway, I made the bee kind cut of sticky vinyl and stuck it to the front of my basket.

I have no flowers yet...but I do have dandelions in the yard so that's what I used...that and lemon balm. Cut some sprigs, added it to a small glass jar and put it in the basket.

It actually looks cute but I'm planning on maybe adding succulents if I ever leave the house again or perhaps, I'll just keep sticking some weeds in a jar and call it a day.

I also printed out a beautiful watercolor with bees on it from Tinsel Box. I wish I could take credit for the printable, but, I can't. I'm limited to some crayons and dried out markers (I was so smart to declutter....Marie Kondo is to blame for my boredom right now...darn Marie).

I think the watercolor offsets the little basket nicely. If I'm wrong, please don't tell me...bee kind...get it? Bee Kind??? and leave me in my state of calm denial for the time, please and thank you.

Fabulous Thrifty Style Inspiration

See the above picture???? That's the rest of the teams fah-bu-lous shares. Seriously, they always leave me in awe!

Visit the links below to check out all the gorgeousness and thanks for bearing with me for this month's truly thrifty (FREE ANYONE?) share.

Until next month!

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  2. Vicki and Jenn says:

    Mary Beth - you had our attention the minute we saw the bee basket and printable! Your basket looks adorable!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, ladies! The funny thing is while I was making this I thought of you two. <3

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  5. Kristi Dominguez says:

    What an adorable upcycle. Loving the dandelions, too...they're so pretty like this! xoxo

    1. Haha, I think it's absolutely charming Mary Beth! You did a great job using the little you had! ?

  6. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Your berry basket looks adorable with the bee. This could be used in so many areas of your home. I didn't realize that the flowers were dandelions until you pointed it out. Dandelions are actually very pretty! I've never done so, but the greens are supposed to be good to eat. My granddad would collect dandelion blooms and use them to make wine. He let me taste it when I was a kid and even then I liked it.

  7. I was drawn to this cute craft right off. I have a real fascination with bees. Their little lives do so much for us. Thanks Mary Beth for always sharing something inspiring to design or create. Happy Mothers Day!

  8. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    I love this! I have a lot of berry baskets and this is a wonderful way to craft them into something special! So happy to be part of this super-fun hop with you!

  9. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Mary Beth this is the cutest idea! I just might have to pull out my Cricut now that you have inspired me! So cute!