No-Sew and Not Hard at All! Continue below to see how to make the Rope Basket yourself.
The initial idea for making my own rope basket came to me a while ago. Before my sister and I decorated our Christmas Tree, there were several ideas as to how to do it (a little differently than we’ve usually been decorating it). One of the ideas was to place the tree in a round-shaped wicker basket or something like that. I checked some stores, and there were only rectangle-shaped baskets, which was great and all, but not quite what I had in mind. So I bought a plastic round-shaped basket and 20 meters rope and headed home excited for my new DIY project.
When I started with it, I saw that what I was afraid it was going to happen, was actually happening. The rope was enough to cover only about half of the basket. I did some math and doing this myself (buying another 20 meters) was gonna cost me more than it would if I had bought the basket in a store. So, I didn’t glue the entire rope to the basket. I just kinda wrapped it around it, with only its beginning and end sides glued, to make sure it won’t completely fall off. My father saved the day with an older rope, which I then covered with wool, so the difference between the old rope and the new one was “barely” noticeable. Well, it’s noticeable, but it did the job. And for the next time, I’ll make sure to first measure shit so there aren’t mistakes.
Anyway, since it served the purpose (well enough), I decided to make myself my long-time planned rope basket. The timing couldn’t be better – I’m planning to redecorate and change my room a little bit (some of my plans were featured in my Spring To-Do List post). I made the rope basket with a certain idea on my mind (where will it go, what will I used it for and so on), which I’ll be revealing soon. Until then, let’s continue below and check out the steps for the rope basket.
Like the title says itself, this is a no-sew rope basket, so you’ll only need a hot glue gun (around 3 hot glue sticks) and rope (less then 20 meters for the two baskets). This will be enough for two differently sized baskets. You may notice that I wasn’t most careful when I was gluing the rope, but once the hot glue’s all cooled down, you can remove the unnecessary glue with a small scissors, or tweezers. Or, you can be more patient and careful from the beginning, so that won’t be happening.
This time, I didn’t have a plastic or any type of basket to model the one I was making. And you won’t need it either, given that rope is pretty stiff, which makes everything easier. Tell you what? Instead of me describing the steps, I’m gonna do what’s best for you here and just let you actually see how to do this. Do continue below.
And donezo! I truly hope that the photos above were helpful. I’m sure you’ll get it just right. The rope baskets are as useful as they are a great piece of decor. You can use it in the bathroom for storing, say, bath salts, or toilets, or shampoos. You can keep your favorite magazine issues, or comics. My sister used hers for her make-up essentials and stuff, so there’s that. Another idea, if you have some multi-purpose paints, you can paint the basket in some bright colors, and cheer up a corner of your home. Play with it.
So, what do you think? Any thoughts/questions? Hit comments, I’ll be happy to connect. And, also, if you liked what you saw here, feel free (and encouraged) to share it with your pals on any social media.