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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DIY: Rope Basket




If you remember my post about my DIY: Rope Vases last month, but you have not seen it yet, click the picture on the right.

I was so pleased by it that I was inspired to do it to the next level.

This time, I made a rope basket with fabric accent to it.

And like always, I am going to show you the process of doing it.  

But before that, let me show you my inspiration from iheartorganizing.
I know, pretty right?

Okay, let's do this! first I have this basket that I bought from dollar store for $3.

Using a sisal rope I wrapped the basket starting from under the opening of the basket using hot glue halfway through.

After the rope wrapping, the basket looked like this.

And then using the placemats that I already have, the bottom half of the basket was covered.

Just cut the placemats into half, lengthwise and then again my hot glue gun was put into use to adhere the placemats to the basket.

And here's how it looked after the placemats.

Looking good already but since I will be using this rope basket to hold throw blankets in the living room, 
I need to put a liner inside it - at least up to the rope area.

Why? because the fibers of the rope my get into the throw blankets and will cause some itchiness or rashes.
you see what i am talking about?

So a liner inside the basket was placed using the same placemats.

Finally I was pleased! love, love it!!

And here's some shots with my model :)

How about you? 
Where inspired by something and then when you did it yourself, you went to the next level?
Let's hear it...

Quick Update: As for the basket that used to be in the living room to hold the throw blankets that I talked about here 
it is now in the vanity room converted into magazine basket.


huggies***
rea

Linking to:
Becolorful
mop it up mondays
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Photobucket
The Shabby Nest freckled laundry

15 comments:

  1. I love your DIY. And with the model is simply fantástic.
    Hugs

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    1. I am glad you like it Angelica :)thanks for always leaving me a sweet comment...

      huggies***
      rea

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  2. So clever!! I'm your newest follower! I invite you to visit me and say hi :)
    Susan

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    1. thanks for following me susan! welcome to homefor4sweethome!

      i will try my best to make your visits worthwhile...and sure will definitely check your site :)

      huggies***
      rea

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  3. I never would have thought about turning a laundry room basket into something so beautiful. What a great job. It looks great!

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    1. thanks amy :) blogging is just so inspiring and then it makes you think outside the box or "laundry basket" lol!

      huggies***
      rea

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  4. I found your blog and i love. Your diy is very creative!!
    Hugs

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    1. welcome to my blog vicky! I am so thrilled that you like it here and my diy's!

      stick around and will try to make it worthwhile for you..

      huggies***
      rea

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  5. Using the laundry basket is so smart! Great idea. :-)

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    1. thank you for dropping by and leaving me a sweet comment Erin!

      huggies***
      rea

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  6. Your model is adorable! How much does she charge????

    I like your basket too! You are so talented! I did not realize how big it was until I saw it next to the couch....

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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    1. Thank goodness! My model did not charge me anything for this photoshoot! lol!

      It is really big crystelle, perfect for my throw blankets in the living room!

      thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next time!!

      huggies***
      rea

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  7. I really like it, it looks a million times better than the plain basket!

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    1. i'm glad you like it rosey :) beautifying is just so much fun and it also makes our plain things worth more than what it was before...

      huggies♥
      rea

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rea

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