Stenciling on Wicker

I've been seeing a lot of stenciling on wicker lately and think it looks really neat.  I've seen numbers, stripes and writing. You can see some examples of what I'm talking about on my pin board titled,

 It seemed simple enough, so I decided to give it a try.
I started with an old basket I had. As you can see it's even missing one of it's handles... I'm guessing it's in my boy's toy box somewhere, since it resembles some sort of sword or weapon.

 I got these stencils at Hobby Lobby a while back,  and as you can tell they have gotten a craft load of use.

 I painted on the stencil using a sponge brush.  It worked great and I was able to get down into all of the the cracks with it.  I used a dark brown paint but I've seen this done in black, white and blue.  I'm sure it would look great in any color really.

 I really didn't have much of a plan.  I just picked the numbers that I thought would look good. I started in the middle then added on from there.  It originally just had 194, but then I decided to keep going.  I like the way it turned out. 
I'm sure I'll now be painting more of my wicker baskets.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is so cool! I'd love to do something with stripes!


  2. What a magnificant idea ! It looks great :)

  3. Neat idea! I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it Emily, it looks awesome. Sandy x

  5. I've seen this and love it and have been meaning to try it. You've inspired me to do it and soon. Darling thanks for sharing..

  6. I've been collecting wicker pieces with a view to doing this.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration! It looks really good!!!
    Tania Maree xx

  7. What a fun blog...I just discovered....
    I love wicker too....

  8. Cool! I have some picnic baskets I've been thinking about stenciling. Your baskets looks great!

  9. I like your blog and follow you!
    Hello from Italy