Bicycle Basket Makeover

Bicycle Basket Makeover

My daughter has a little scooter that she loves to ride. Every time we head out to the park the kiddo has to bring a stuffed animal, a water bottle, and maybe a snack (that’s a lot to carry for a quick trip to the park). So, instead of me carrying all of these items in my purse or hands, a basket will do the trick. With my Bicycle Basket Makeover I have created the perfect little container to attach to her scooter. We took it out for a spin the other day, and she loved it (and so did I).

Bicycle Basket Makeover:

  • Photo paper
  • Yarn
  • Twine
  • Fork
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Small basket (I found mine at a thrift shop for $1)
  • Gesso
  • White acrylic paint (I used Martha Stewart)
  • Wide paint brush and thin paint brush
  • ⅛ inch wide ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Wire and/or zip ties (to attach the basket to your bike or scooter)
  • Free “PLAY” printable

Directions:

STEP 1: Clean any dirt off of your basket.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 2: Time to paint your basket! Apply a coat of gesso to the basket. Let that dry completely, then apply multiple layers of white acrylic paint (I applied 3 layers). Let the basket paint dry completely, set aside. Tip #1: Baskets have a lot of little nooks and crannies. Use your small pointy brush to fill in these little cracks.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 3: Make some mini poms for the basket! For my basket, I needed 9. Depending on the size of your basket, you may need more, or less. Check out my How to Make a Mini Pom post for directions.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 4: Using your needle and thread, evenly space out the pom poms and sew them onto the top of the basket. You’re basically sewing the thread through the poms and tying them onto the basket.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 5: Print out the “PLAY” printable and choose the color you’d like. Cut out the letters.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 6: Cut out four 4 inch pieces of ribbon. Use the hot glue gun to adhere the back of each letter to the center of each ribbon piece.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

Bicycle Basket Makeover

STEP 7: Slip each end of the letter ribbon into the holes of the baskets (evenly spaced), and tie them on in the inside of the basket. Trim excess ribbon. Use the wire and/or zip ties to attach the Bicycle Basket to your bike or scooter.

Bicycle Basket Makeover

Bicycle Basket Makeover

You’re done and ready to take your decorated bike out for a spin!

Bicycle Basket Makeover

Have a great day!

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the HP Create blog.


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