Make Your Own Nesting Berry Baskets

DIY Berry BasketsWe love porcelain berry baskets (like these from Anthropologie) but we never realized how simple they would be to make at home with just a little Sculpey and some paint. They're perfect for storing little things like office supplies, toiletries, nail polish and accessories. Here's how we made our own:Make Your Berry Basket abeautifulmess.comSupplies: Sculpey Oven Bake Clay, X-Acto knife, clay knife, wax paper, and rolling pin.

1. Put a piece of wax paper on top of a flat rolling surface (we used a cutting board) and roll out your clay to about ¼ inch.

2. Cut out five squares per berry basket (one for the base and four for the sides). We made our larger basket with a base of 3×3 inches and our smaller basket with a base of 2×2 inches.

3. Use your X-Acto knife to make two rows of tall rectangular cutouts in each of the four wall squares.

4. Assemble your basket pieces by using little clay “snakes” where the joints of the pieces come together. Smooth out the clay snakes with the curved end of your clay knife to seal the joints and bake your finished basket according to the package instructions. Once the clay is cool, you can paint your baskets the color of your choice with acrylic paint. 

*Please note: These DIY baskets are hand wash only. If you use non-toxic paint they would be safe to serve food in (party idea?!) but they should never be placed in the dishwasher. Cute DIY berry baskets! So cute, right? Next time you're playing with Sculpey you should try making your own. If you like this project, check out our Mini Planter project as well! xo. Elsie 

  • These are so cute. I’m always going into Anthropologie and trying to re-create certain decor pieces. It’s such a fun craft challenge and half the cost 😉 Thanks for posting these! xoxo

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  • This is so creative, I love it. Love the colours of your baskets aswell.

    Sofie x
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  • I just love these creative little things. Those baskets looks like child playground and they are so adorable!

  • Love the idea but this had to be the worst tutorial I have read on this blog. Seems like it was thrown together in 5 minutes. More details needed.

  • Wow! These are really cute… now to find the raw materials here in India… really cute!

  • It’s amaizing ! I love so much your blog. I’m folowing you since 3 years ago. Kisses from France.

  • This is so neat. I love working with Sculpy, but only made jewelry before. Now I can make something else. Thanks so much

  • I looove these! I’ve always loved the ones from Anthro – these look just like them! Definitely gonna try this… Also, I just got your photography book! It is sooo good! Great job, girls. 🙂

  • You got the cutouts done so well! I like the colors you picked out. Great post! 🙂

  • What a great DIY, thanks for sharing!

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  • What a cute idea! This would be great for the guest bathroom!
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  • I saw this on Pinterest earlier today and thought: “Looks like someting ABM would do”. Only now did I see it on your blog, and it WAS you! 🙂 I love this idea! Not that I would have the patience to actually make them myself, but, you know. 🙂

    Kat / http://skaptblog.blogspot.com

  • These are really cute! 🙂 Love the final product with the lovely colors!

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com

  • Such a great DIY. These would be so fun for office supplies too!

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  • Love this idea! It would look super cute on my table! 🙂
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Oh my word, this is the best idea for a bathroom dish. I’ve been searching for something to hold my little bathroom vanity do-dads, and it’s so simple to just make my own.

  • so beautiful!! i will definitely be trying this (and perhaps posting a link on my blog). 🙂

    ~e~

  • Those are really cute! We just moved into a new flat with lots of other people and are looking for ways to make this place feel like home!

    Thanks for the inspiration and love from Germany,

    Birdy and Bambi

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  • these are really cute, i love how versatile they are.

    Zoe
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  • This is an awesome idea! I love those berry baskets from Anthro, but they’re pricey. This would be a great alternative!

  • I’ve never heard of sculpey. Thank you for sharing your crafting tips!

    Big Apple, Little Bites

  • Sculpey! It’s been forever! Great project, and it’d be fun to do with my daughter.

    EWM

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