I bought these iron baskets from Hobby Lobby awhile ago to hold our miscellaneous crap. My hubby likes to travel light so he puts his keys and extra wallet stuff in there (as well as all the other clutter he brings home and doesn’t put away.) The problem was that they are wire and all the stuff shows through AND falls through, looking ugly and making a mess. One day I tried to sew a white cloth liner for the basket. FAIL!! The angles of the basket are weird and I couldn’t figure it out. So this is how it sat for a very long time…
Then I had the idea to make basket liners out of rope! And here they are now…
An easy and cheap solution that’s beachy and cute. Here’s how to make them!
Hot glue, sisal rope (I bought mine from Lowe’s), and white foam board
Start glueing the rope around the foam rectangle. If you are really clever and have a lot of patience (unlike me) you can do this step better by putting the rope around the cut edge so you can’t even see the foam. You’d have to cut the foam a little smaller though. And I didn’t do it (but I kind of wish I had.)
To finish it off I just stopped at the back corner, cut the rope, then sealed it with some glue. I think you could get creative here and add some cute rope details, but I was lazy and didn’t (also because no one could see the inside of these baskets.)
And here’s what it looks like out of the wire basket. A little sad looking…kind of reminds me of those jr. high ceramics baskets–a little lumpy and uneven. But who cares–you can’t even notice once it’s in the wire basket.
Not too strong of a statement, but it looks clean and holds all the stuff great!
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