Wednesday, August 1, 2012

baskets and crafts!

Containers have a special place in my heart. Baskets, jars, bowls, whatever the form, they feed my appetite to organize everything. Just ask my husband. He says I organize so well that things disappear. 
Well anyway, I know covering baskets is no new phenomenon, but I wanted to show how my rope covered basket turned out! 
I got my basket at Thrift Haven for fifty cents. One of my favorite thrifts in Springfield. So cheap!
I grabbed this thick, white rope at FM Stores for only 47 cents per yard! I picked a pretty big basket, so after it was all wrapped, I ended up using about 20 yards. 
 I found an old pillow case, turned it inside out and put it down in the basket to give it a little lining. Then I began at the top hot gluing the rope onto the basket inch by inch. I managed to not get an in between shot of the process, but it was super simple.

And ta-da! The finished product. Now I can organize the heck out of magazines, blankets, small animals, or whatever is laying around that I don't want to be laying around anymore!
 Cherries were a part of the fun. Snacking while crafting helps...
 I'm so glad I gave this little basket a face lift! It was a fun and easy craft for less than ten dollars. If you give it a try, let me know. I want to see all the baskets!

9 comments:

lesley said...

It's so pretty, Anna! I want to make one!

Amanda Rose said...

I just pinned the last picture. I love everything about it!

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Stephanie Sparlin said...

Love it! I think Emmy might need one of these!

Colby Kern said...

It turned out wonderfully! I love it!

Jamie said...

Beautiful and fun! Just like you! I gave you an award on my blog... I don't really understand it, but you're welcome! haha :)

Emily said...

looks awesome! Glad you have somewhere to put your small animals now!

Beatrice said...

Super Cool!! I LOVE this Idea and I think I may just have to make a basket like this :)

Hey I gave you an award over at my blog. http://blog.beatricekamperman.com/2012/08/viebstre-blog-award.html

Emilyann Girdner said...

That is so great, it turned ouy beautiful :)

kandice said...

i love this idea! i'm kind of kicking myself for not thinking of it myself/sooner. it's really great (and so easy - the kinds of diy projects i'm usually drawn to)

it helps that it's stinkin' adorable too ;)