Host Terrie at decorateandmorewithtip.com
Who doesn’t love a cute basket?
Metal, twine, rope, wicker… I love all of them!
I honestly never imagined I could make one, but I can and I did 👌🏽I may have burnt a few fingertips with the glue gun and made a bit of a mess, but hey I made it!! There are a few things I would do different next time. 🤣🤣
Practice makes perfect RIGHT 🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
- Rope, twine, or jute
- Glue gun or tacky glue. BTW LOTS OF IT
- Clothes pens
- Optional: paint, leather for handles, basket or pot to use as your mold
Now here comes the fun…
First you need to decide what look your going for and find a mold to keep your form. I started with a square basket I had and made the mistake of removing it during the process which was not a good idea! This made my basket too lose in some places and then too tight in others.
Then you just start to wrap and glue, wrap and glue, and more wrapping and gluing. I used clothes pens after laying the rope down… see ⬇️⬇️
BE SUPER CAREFUL with the hot glue and be cautions not to use too much glue! Like seriously the glue will run all over the place unless you apply a THIN line! And if your not careful you will burn your fingers with the glue! Maybe I should’ve worn my gloves that came with my curling wand 🤣😂
Once you have your basket complete just cut your rope for your handles and glue them down as well.
At first I decided to use a different color rope but it was much thinner and I didn’t like the look so I decided to apply some black chalk paint. And viola… all done!
Want more inspiration? Head on over to theses ladies listed below and check out their baskets ⬇️⬇️⬇️