A Tisket, A Tasket, A West Elm Hacked Basket Christine May 20, 2013 Crafts, Project Hacks Have you seen West Elm’s Decorative Bowl Wall Art? These handwoven spirals are made from rapidly renewing seagrass. What is that exactly? Weeds? I might have a yard full of rapidly renewing grass for West Elm to harvest. Anyways, I like the texture and the simple design so when I went-a-hunting for a basket it was an easy find. If you’ve been to Goodwill with any kind of consistency, you know there is an entire aisle dedicated to the basket. On one of my basket scouting trips I found this guy for under $2. The weave was a dead ringer for the West Elm one featured for $30 (top right of first photo). All I needed to complete my West Elm basket hack was a black Sharpie. So simple. I counted the spirals of my basket and realized that mine was a few spirals short of the inspiration piece. I still counted out from the center and colored two rings with my black sharpie marker, making sure to skip a few spirals in between my colored rings. My photography is a total downer but in real life this is an identical hack. I can’t wait to collect a few other baskets to hang together like some kind of West Elm basket hack clique. Can’t wait. 🙂 How was your weekend? Anyone else hacking something other than phlegm? Seriously, these allergies are gettin’ old. 9 Responses Lavender Dreams May 21, 2013 These are a beautiful natural element for your decor. I love baskets! And yes, the pollen is terrible here in FL, too! Reply GailBP May 21, 2013 Very cool. I love a bargain! Your basket looks the same as the expensive model. Reply Kayla Janachovsky May 21, 2013 You did such a great job! Thanks for linking up to The DIY’ers. Reply Marty Oravetz May 21, 2013 Great copy and great find. I love it. Very creative too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty Reply PJ Eagar May 21, 2013 This is so clever and beautiful. Reply Brittany May 22, 2013 What!? How cute and creative. I’m totally inspired. Can’t wait to browse through you blog now. Reply the cape on the corner May 22, 2013 black sharpie! genius! I have been trying to hack similar baskets but it isn’t working out so great with paint. clearly sharpie is the answer! awesome! Reply Ceci Bean May 23, 2013 So simple and looks great! Reply Katherines Corner May 27, 2013 well done!!! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.