DIY Floral Bike Basket

April 11, 2017

Spring is in the air and nothing screams Springtime more than beautiful flower arrangements. Fresh and clean, flowers add the perfect aesthetic to just about any room or outdoor space. This time though, I’m breaking away from the classic bouquet of flowers, and brightening an old bike basket to give it a fun revamp! Using fake flowers, since real ones that will inevitably diminish, my friends and I were able to pick any color and flower we preferred. Of course, you can make this your own by choosing flowers and greenery that best fit you! I adore this “new” bike basket and our bikes are now brighter because of this lovely DIY project.

Here’s how we made this new and improved floral bike basket:

What you need:

  • Bike basket
  • Gold spray paint
  • Fake flowers (of your choice)
  • Wire cutters
  • Spool of wire

Directions:

First, remove your bike basket from the bike. Now use your gold spray paint and spray the basket to give it a fresh, new look. (Obviously, if gold isn’t the color you decide on, then you would spray it the color of your choice.) You’ll want to do this in an open-air space, preferably outside, but covered (possibly a garage), so the elements don’t effect the drying process but there’s plenty of air ventilating the area, so you aren’t breathing in the paint.

Next, you’re going to want to cut down the stems of your flowers so that they don’t stick out in the basket. Use your wire cutters to trim down each flower, leaving enough (maybe 5 or 6 inches) to wrap along the basket with your wire.

Once you’ve cut down all of your flowers, you’ll want to start weaving them through the basket, two at a time. Cut a piece of wire about 7 inches long and wrap the wire around the flower and the bike, along the basket’s wiring. Use your cutters to form the wire around the stems and through the basket’s holes.

After securing the flowers, cut any of the excess stems of each flower and leftover wiring with your cutters. Then add your next group of flowers and secure those to the basket. Continue this process until you’ve created that full bouquet look — inserting greenery where you’d like and securing that as well.

Is this not the most eye-catching bike basket you ever did see? We’re pretty excited about this DIY project and the best part is that you don’t need a lot of items to dress up the classic bike basket.

Do you have other items around the house that you’d want to add flowers to to make your surroundings match the Springtime feeling? Let me know in the comments — I’d love to hear what you come up with.

Photos:

Vanessa Tierney for mollymy.com