DIY Ombre Basket (a Land of Nod Knock Off!)

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Little Miss Bubbles’ nursery is well underway- J has been working super hard and I’m so excited about the direction in which her room is headed. I’ll post an update soon 🙂 But for now I want to show you a super-simple project that we did.

This DIY Ombre Basket is a Land of Nod knock-off that is super easy to make and saves a ton of money! It has the dip dye effect and look fantastic in any room, especially a nursery!

I found the most adorable baskets at Land of Nod- they call it the Fade Up Rattan Floor Basket. I absolutely love it, but I just don’t have room to spend $59 on a basket in our already meager nursery budget. Since I love the ombre effect, I thought I’d try making my own DIY Ombre Basket (and by I, I mean J because he wouldn’t let me near a can of spray paint at this point).

So I made my way to the Christmas Tree Store, where I happened to come across a basket that had a similar look to the one at Land of Nod. Is it a bit lower quality? Absolutely. But it’s not bad at all and the $15 price tag had me at hello. Add to that the few dollars I spent on Masking Tape and this ended up being under $20! You’ll note that I already had two shades of spray paint left over from A’s Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party projects, so that saved me a ton, but even if you bought the spray paint, it would still be much less than what you’ll pay getting it at Land of Nod (sorry, Land of Nod! I love you guys but funds are tight right now!). Here’s how we made this:

  1. Tape off the top third of your basket with your masking tape so that it’s completely covered.This DIY Ombre Basket is a Land of Nod knock-off that is super easy to make and saves a ton of money! It has the dip dye effect and look fantastic in any room, especially a nursery!
  2. Spray paint a good coat of your lighter color on the middle portion of the basket. Allow this to dry overnight.This DIY Ombre Basket is a Land of Nod knock-off that is super easy to make and saves a ton of money! It has the dip dye effect and look fantastic in any room, especially a nursery!
  3. Now tape off the middle section (the top should still be taped at this point). Spray a generous coat of the darker color all over the bottom section. Allow this to dry over night.This DIY Ombre Basket is a Land of Nod knock-off that is super easy to make and saves a ton of money! It has the dip dye effect and look fantastic in any room, especially a nursery!
  4. Carefully remove all of your tape and Ta-Da! Your basket is ready to go!This DIY Ombre Basket is a Land of Nod knock-off that is super easy to make and saves a ton of money! It has the dip dye effect and look fantastic in any room, especially a nursery!

So easy, right? I love how it came out- it’s going to be the perfect spot to store some of Bubbles’ and A’s toys. Goodness knows we have enough toys and are constantly accruing more! Give this a shot, it’s pretty simple and packs quite the punch in any room!

What would you store in your DIY Ombre Basket?

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22 Comments

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    Lakisha
    March 2, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Omg great idea! No need to waste extra money. And now when company comes over and compliments the basket..the credit will be all yours! Lol

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      Jessy
      March 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you! This is true 🙂 Gotta keep our budget under control!

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    Heather Johnson
    March 2, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I love this simple craft idea! You could make a custom basket for every room of your house to use as a garbage can!
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      Jessy
      March 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you- what a great idea for a way cuter garbage can 🙂

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    Ducks n a Row
    March 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    This basket is just beautiful. You chose the exact colors that I love ♥
    I’ll be sharing this one all over the place 🙂
    Blessings
    Sinea ♥
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      Jessy
      March 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 These are some of my favorite colors!

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    Carla
    March 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Super Cute!

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      Jessy
      March 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Jennifer
    March 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I love this idea. It would work on straw tote bags too….I think I’ll be making one this weekend!!Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thank you- the idea of a straw tote bag is brilliant! I’d love to try that 🙂

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    March 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This looks really great, and I love your colour choices! #FridayFrivolity
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thank you- they’re some of my favs!

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    Karen
    March 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Love this. I love baskets and it would be a terrific way to customize it to my decorations in my home. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party.
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      Jessy
      March 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Thank you- I am a bit of a basket lover myself!

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    TwoPlusCute
    March 7, 2016 at 12:37 am

    So easy and it turned out just like a shop one!
    Very pretty. 🙂
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      Jessy
      March 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    March 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    This turned out so cute! Pinned. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Gallery.

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      Jessy
      March 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
    March 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This turned out UH-mazing!! Pinning and tweeting — thanks for linking it up at #FridayFrivolity!!
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

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    Stephanie @ One Mile Home Style
    March 14, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Great job! I love the bright colors, they bring out that beautiful woven detail in the basket. Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you- I agree!

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