This was super-easy, and anyone can do it. I swear! All you need are some fugly wicker baskets, paint primer, and spray paint. Oh, and a yard. Do not do this indoors.
Here are the three wicker baskets I started with:
I took each wicker basket outside one-by-one, and wearing rubber gloves, applied a basic primer. I used this one from ACE Hardware. After I primed each one I let them sit for an hour.
For the final color I chose a deep blue that matches other blues in my apartment. This is the exact brand I used.
It got a bit messy at the end, and I had to be careful to get every nook and cranny of the wicker. One additional tip, if you have to dry these indoors like I did, open a window. Spray paint stinks!This was also a really cheap DIY. The spray paint cans cost me about $8 total and the wicker baskets were free!