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4th of July Basket

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Get ready for the barbecue with this red, white, and blue basket.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Sheepskin, 8 oz.
Item #34151
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Imperial, 8 oz.
Item #34153
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Nautical, 8 oz.
Item #34161
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Java, 8 oz.
Item #34165
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Basket with leather handles
3 coordinating fabrics
Twine
White cotton string
¾” flat brush
Medium grit sandpaper
Scissors
Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Remove the handles from basket. Paint the handles Imperial. Allow to dry and then distress with sandpaper.
  2. Tape off 2 ½” at the top of basket and paint Nautical. Allow to dry. 
  3. Tape off the bottom of the basket at the blue line and paint with Java. Allow to dry. Paint the Sheepskin on top of the Java. Allow to dry. 
  4. Brush Mod Podge on the back of the fabrics to keep from fraying when cutting. Allow to dry. 
  5. Cut fabric into 1” stripe and Mod Podge onto basket. Alternate as desired. Allow to dry. 
  6. Hot glue the twine around the basket. 
  7. Place the handles back on the basket with the white cotton string.
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