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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 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Items needed:

  • Rope, twine, or jute
  • Glue gun or tacky glue. BTW LOTS OF IT
  • Clothes pens
  • Scissors
  • 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 ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Decorate and More with Tip ¦ Pandora’s box ¦LeCultivateur

This Full Life 5 ¦K’s Olympic Nest¦Barnhousemess

Uncommon Designs¦Savvy in the Suburbs¦Chasing Quaintness

Sweet Southern Grace¦Bluesky at Home¦Through a Vintage Door


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  3. Danya I am in love with your basket. I love the color and the shape. It was so much fun working with you on this challenge….and I mean challenge, right? I liked the basket with the twine color too, but after you painted it I was torn between which way I liked it the best. Great job!

  4. Love your basket! What a great idea to use the clothes pins to help hold it together while you are working on it! And YES on those curling iron gloves…even being super careful, I burned myself so many times! Great job! Hugs!

  5. Love how your basket turned out and how you painted the stripes around it. Good job.

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  7. I’m really liking the shape of this one. So different! When I read clothespins as one of your materials I was like, “what?” but then it made complete sense. Never would have thought to begin with a square base. The black paint really made it that much better. Gosh, could actually use any color to fit your decor. Here’s to curling iron gloves for the next hot glue project, LOL.

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  9. Oh wow i love it .. It look gorgeous!! Makes me want to run out and try get the stuff to copy this idea!! It would fit into any area in the home… Great job and well done.. Im inspired for sure!


  10. You did a fantastic job!!

  11. Your basket turned out so cute!! I love the shape that you created for your basket! It’s perfect!!!
    So much fun doing this challenge with you!!
    Happy weekend!
    -Emily @

  12. Danya, our basket turned out so cute. Love the black band and the shape. It looks great on your bench ~ adds a lovely farmhouse look. Nice to be introduced to you on this challenge.

  13. This turned out so fantastic! I love it girl!

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