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How To Repurpose A Wire Basket

Wire Basket Repurposed

Yes, this post is about a Wire Basket and it's new found purpose. Look around your home. Do you have any baskets laying around? Most DIYers I know own a pretty good collection of Bins, Baskets and other Storage Devices. Containers are needed to store arts and craft supplies, but what about the ones have taken up space and serve no purpose? Haven't figured out what to do with them yet?

Here is what you could do. You could donate them to your favorite Charity and support them with your old and useless items. You could throw them out. But why? Everything old can be repurposed into something new. I don't believe in filling landfills with items that are perfectly good to reuse. Do you? Call it the “environmentally conscious” mind of mine.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Has this happened to you? The second I get rid of something I need it. Silly huh? Then I go out and by something like it again. So now, i think twice before dumping items.

If and when you get ready to declutter, think of all the ways you could reuse or repurpose these unused old wire baskets. Could you use them to display or store items within your home? Could you dress 'em up and use as Gift Baskets? How about making them part of your gift?

Don't throw these containers out. Repurposing what you already have can save you money. Instead of buying expensive gift bags and wrapping paper, you could use baskets and boxes to present your gifts. Displaying presents this way is much more eye catching than wrapping. Gift Baskets are not just for presenting gifts. The recipient can use the basket as well. Two gifts in one, really!

Old Baskets Repurposed

Baskets are a great way to keep your items organized. Repurposing for display and storage serves two purposes. Here is what I did with one of my old baskets. I had no particular plan on what to do and almost got ready to donate. You'll be surprised what you can create with some scrap fabric and leftover ribbon and “no plan”.

Wire Basket Repurposed- New Look and Life

This is an old wire basket ready to get donated and some old scrap fabric with no purpose. I had no clear idea and plan and tried this over the thumb project.

Old Baskets Repurposed

This round board was perfect to get rounded corners drawn up and cut out. I did not measure the fabric, instead I cut a rectangle quite a bit larger than the shape of the basket. So much for being precise 🙂

Old Baskets Repurposed

The fabric is double layered.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Make sure you sew wrong side out.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Without any great sewing skills other than “aspiring”, I stitched together top and bottom fabric on all sides, leaving a little opening in the front middle of the fabric.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Should I be proud of my straight stitching job here?

Old Baskets Repurposed

Check out these perfectly round – over the thumb – corners!

Old Baskets Repurposed

Whoops! I lost part of the sewing machine. It still works.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Here is the little opening. Opening for what you ask? Well, you have to turn the fabric outside in and this little opening is the way to do this.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Turned out pretty good and looks almost professional.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Attach a safety pin to your ribbon.

Old Baskets Repurposed

Can you tell what my favorite colors are?

Old Baskets Repurposed

Feed your ribbon through the opening and pull it all the way around the fabric. One step I left out because I often get impatient. I should have sewn a second row to create a small tunnel for the ribbon to stay put. It'll all work out at the end though, just watch!

Old Baskets Repurposed

Here it is. Toilet Paper and Bathroom Scent Storage on top of our” Golden Throne” 🙂

Old Baskets Repurposed

Did you like the Baby in the Wire Basket 🙂

 

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