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Debbie Manno's Studio

By Debbie Manno

April 2, 2014

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Project Description

No need to settle for plain wicker baskets. Make them fun,colorful and match your party theme and decor with Rit color perfect.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 15 minutesI

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   satin polyurethane

  •    garbage bag

  •   latex gloves

  •   paint brush

Step By Step

  1. Dyeing could not be any simpler. Color perfect has the perfect spray attachment to go perfectly with the bottle. Line your sink area with a plastic trash bag and spray the basket front, sides and back. Let dry for a few hours.

  2. After the baskets are completely dry, you can then spray or paint them with a coat of polyurethane to protect them. I did one basket in Citrus orange which is beautiful and like a burst of happy sunshine.

  3. Be sure you have on your rubber gloves. This basket color choice is Enamel blue, which looks like a beautiful denim color on the basket.

  4. From drab to fab! Certainly adds a color pop to any party or event.

  5. No need to ever have plain baskets again. These made the cutest appetizer serving baskets. I used pretty garden pots for the dips. As you can see a perfect compliment to Rits fabulous color choices.

  6. Dollar tree baskets may never look the same again.

  • Shannon

    This is really cool! I had no idea there was an option to make dull-colored baskets any color we want or need. Paint was always an option before but it tends to crack and peel off when it gets too dry. This would be a much better option. Thanks, Debbie!

  • Debbie Brown Borthwick

    Spray ‘painting’ without the nasty fumes from aerosol spray paint! I love it! And your baskets look great, Debbie!

  • http://craftspo.com/ Craftspo

    They look great! The orange one is especially nice.




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