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DIY Wall Basket Decor Made from Jute Chargers

Looking for a trendy boho basket wall decor set, but don’t want to spend a small fortune? This cheap wall basket decor idea is fun and affordable.

You might even have most of these items on hand to your own DIY wall basket decor!

Easy DIY Basket Wall Art

While I was browsing through home decor, I came across basket wall art on Pottery Barn and Anthroplogie. I loved the items from both of these online retailers, but the price was crazy for a trendy piece of wall decor.

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Hanging decorative baskets

So, instead of purchasing overly priced decor, I decided to make DIY wall basket decor using jute. I’m constantly moving things around in my home to see what will work better in each room.

So, I couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars for wall art that I will remove in a few months. 

DIY Wall Basket Decor from Chargers

The charger placemats that I found were flat, but made out of Jute which gave me ability to mold the charge in a shallow basket.

Get creative with this, you might be able to find cheap baskets that look similar to these.

Adding coat of paint or string can totally change the look of an outdated basket.

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How to Cut DIY Wall Basket Decor

The larger basket in my design, is the original size of the charter placemat.

For the medium size charger placement, I cut off 2-3 rows of jute with good scissors then I cut 6-8 rows of jute from the smallest size charger placement. 

Sizing the jute baskets

Try to cut the chargers as neat as possible because the edges will be exposed in the final product.

There will be stray pieces of jute hanging from the ends after cutting, but this can be trimmed with scissors.

After each charger placemat has been cut to size, save the jute that was cut from the charger placement. 

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After cutting the placemat – save this ring!

How to Paint the Baskets

Lay the jute ring that was cut from the medium sized charger over top of the largest charger. This will allow you to spray paint inside this circle for a clean line on the outside. 

Basket Wall Decor

Place the smallest jute ring that was cut from the smallest sized charger over top of the medium charger placemat.

Again this is so you can spray paint a circle inside of the charger placemat. 

I had to get creative with the smallest circle, since I did not have a jute ring that was smaller.

A salad plate fits perfectly inside of the circle of the smallest charger placemat.

I traced the small charger onto scrap paper then I traced the salad plate inside the center of the circle. 

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Place the ring of jute around the placemat to cover this area for chalk painting.

DIY Wall Decor

After cutting out the ring from the scrap paper, I adhered the ring to the smaller charger.

I used painters tape underneath the paper, so the paper would stay in place while I applied the spray paint. 

Once all chargers had the outside rings in place, I sprayed a light coat of spray paint to the inside.

Then I stepped back to see how it looked before applying a second coat of spray paint. 

How to chalk paint decorative baskets

I applied two coats of aged gray chalk spray paint to all of my charger placemats.

I used chalked spray paint because I had some leftover from another project and it has a nice matte finish.

You can really use any spray paint you want for this, but I would recommend a matte finish. 

Instead of spray painting the baskets, you can use thread to create the design. This will take more time, but it will look more store bought than spray painting.

Painting the Design DIY Baskets

Once the gray spray paint was completely dry, I removed the outside rings and started applying the white paint.

I recommend using a flat white paint to paint over top of the gray paint.

The paint might end up looking bright white and look hideous at first, but it will dry better.

My largest placemat looked too bright white, so I decided to spray this again with the gray.

The white paint looked so much better after a light coat of gray spray paint. 

Shaping the DIY Boho Basket Wall Decor

Start by pulling the edges to loosen the charger and to help separate the paint for a more natural look.

Some of my paint clumped together in a few spots, so pulling the edges helped move the paint around.

I used a large bowl to help me shape the chargers into a shallow basket by rounding the edges.

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Lightly pull on the charger placemat to stretch and work it into a shallow basket.

After shaping the chargers were shaped, I placed them on top of the bowl the upside down bowl.

I left the chargers on the upside down bowl for overnight, so they would maintain the shape.


To hang the basket wall art, you can simply just put a thin nail right through the basket. Another way to hang the baskets, is to hot glue alligator teeth to the back of each basket.

Then hang the baskets on the wall by the alligator teeth to a nail. Please comment if you have any questions on this project! I hope you love your decorative baskets!