Basket Turned Into Wall Art

Basket Turned Into Wall Art

Remember that oversize basket that I use for decoration?  Well, with its huge size, it surely makes a statement but storing it was kind of a hassle.  I didn’t want to just leave it in the garage and get it all dusty, nor did I have enough storage space inside the new house we’re renting in San Francisco.  So, I decided to hang it! I just threaded some jute twine in the center and made a knot in the back.


I put a nail in one of the kitchen walls and hung it there. Instant decor AND storage, two in one!

One Basket

But that not-so-pretty device on its right (I honestly do not know what it is- I think it once might have been the doorbell) spoiled the whole look of it. So, I grabbed another of my many baskets, and placed it on top.  That looks so much better!

Two Baskets

But all that was a while ago.

Now that 2014 is just around the corner, I thought I’d add some fun!

I grabbed some of these red glittered styrofoam Christmas balls (I got a whole bag with more than 70 Christmas balls for $ 20 from a store closing in Burlingame back in the Fall).

Bag with Balls

I used some of them on my oversize Christmas Wreath, some around the house and the kids’ rooms. As for the rest, I picked a toothpick halfway through in each ball and stuck the other end of the toothpick into the basket, like this:

Red Balls

In the center I formed ’14’ for the new year to come, and since I had plenty more, I placed them around the basket. For the next few days, my hanging basket decor will be something even more interesting and meaningful.

Kitchen And Fourteen


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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading