These super cute baskets now sit on my cutting table in the playroom:
When I stumbled upon them at Hobby Lobby (What?! You aren't surprised?!) they were on major clearance $1 and two of the just HAPPENED to hop in my basket!
They yellow one looked like this before I went all JIAD on it:
(note, I do not hate bees, but they just aren't my "thing"ya know?! If you LOVE the basket in it's original form, it's ok, I will still think you are super cool!)
I grabbed some of my favorite ribbon and...
and my hot glue gun...
Then I glued that ribbon right around the top of the basket!
Now the blue basket in the first picture actually started out red. As you know, I love me some red, but red was just not right for this project...
So, I got out my handy dandy acrylic paint and got to paintin'...
Then I ruffled a coordinating ribbon and hot glued that bad boy right onto the top of the basket and...
I ended up with this!
Now I have two fabulous baskets sitting on my cutting table.
One for scraps and one for unfinished Bloomin' blooms!
Next time you are out and about, scope out the clearance section with a creative eye. Imagine what something would look like after you took 5 minutes to "spruce" it up. Every revamp doesn't have to be a difficult project that takes days, in fact, simple quick projects like these baskets are my favorites because I can actually complete a smaller project before the littles get into the candy cabinet and smear chocolate all over the floors or find a pen and "decorate" our ottoman or see how many matchbox cars it takes to fill up the potty (... not that MY little angels would EVER do any of those things). Projects like this one gives me a sense of accomplishment.
The moral of today's post:
Just because something isn't EXACTLY what you want, snag it off of that clearance isle and take a few minutes to turn it into EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT!
Be flexible, be creative, be fabulous!