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.
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!
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.
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 🙂
The fabric is double layered.
Make sure you sew wrong side out.
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.
Should I be proud of my straight stitching job here?
Check out these perfectly round – over the thumb – corners!
Whoops! I lost part of the sewing machine. It still works.
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.
Turned out pretty good and looks almost professional.
Attach a safety pin to your ribbon.
Can you tell what my favorite colors are?
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!
Here it is. Toilet Paper and Bathroom Scent Storage on top of our” Golden Throne” 🙂
Did you like the Baby in the Wire Basket 🙂