This was a great thrift store find and after a little paint and some stars, I have a cute easy 4th of July basket. This patriotic basket can be used as a centerpiece or to hold snacks at a picnic. This basket looks great by the front door and welcomes guest into our home. #Patriotic #4thofJuly #Basket #DIY #ThriftStore #RepurposeIt #Easy #CricutMade

Patriotic Basket Decor

When I was browsing the thrift store a couple months ago, I came across this small bushel basket. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I brought it home. Plus it was 79 cents, what a deal! Yes the basket has a small hole and is not perfect, but that’s what makes it unique. After I made my 4th of July porch decorations, I knew exactly what to do with it. I’m making a patriotic basket to go with my porch decor. It’s going to look perfect with red or white geranium in it. My favorite time to decorate during the summer is for the 4th of July.

Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

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Supplies

Small Bushel Basket
White Paint
Red Paint
Navy Blue Paint
Painters Tape
Red Vinyl
Blue Vinyl
Cricut Maker
Painting Tray

Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

Let’s Create a Patriotic Basket

To get started I cleaned the basket. Next I taped the basket using painters tape.

First I’m going to paint the top in red and the bottom in blue.
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

Then after it dries, I’m going to paint the sections left in white. I wanted the basket to have a rustic, not perfect look, so I left some of the basket showing.
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

At first I was going to paint on the stars, but then I decided to use vinyl instead. Using my Cricut Maker, I cut stars using the basic star shape from Cricut Design Space™. You could also use a star punch or foam stars if you don’t have a Cricut.

Cricut Maker Machine

I put the blue stars on the top white.
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

Then I added red stars at the bottom. For the stars I just placed them like stickers onto the basket. I put the red stars in between the blue stars.
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

Here is the basket all done with the stars.
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

It looks awesome on the porch with the other Patriotic Decorations .
Let's create a patriotic basket for the porch or table decor. Learn how to make the perfect centerpiece or porch decor for the 4th of July.

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.