Today we got out our Minwax pecan stain and spray polyurethane*. I snipped off the top handle, Mabz stained and her Daddy sprayed. It stained quite a bit darker than the photo shows- the sun was very bright! Then we mounted it to the front of her bike with wire ties. Ta-da!
*We saved $33 plus shipping compared to purchasing the advertised basket. The Minwax products would've added around $10 to the project if we hadn't had them on hand.