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DIY Woven Basket From a Tomato Cage

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So, I’ve been into this weaving thang lately. Because of it, I’ve hoarded yarn like a New Zealand ewe in the dead of winter. My hoarding tendencies have forced me to come up with storage options that are a) pretty to look at and b) fun to make. And that’s what this DIY is all about.
You’ll need:
* A tomato cage that’s been sawed/cut
* Twine, string, rope…whatever suits your 50 Shades of Grey fancy
* Painters tape (not shown because you know what it looks like and I simply forgot to include it in the pic)
But all you do is tie a knot and start weaving your twine/rope in an over-under manner. I decided to use two colors (yellow and white) to give my basket a little interest. Weave one color at a time.
One thing to remember is to not pull down on the rope too tightly. If the tension is too tight, your basket will go wonky. Using painters tape to secure your weave will help a ton.
Into your new home you go, little balls of yarn.
When it comes to crafting, there’s no denying that I’ve become a complete basket case.
Go get your weave on!

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 23, 2015

    Ah yay I'm SO glad you shared this! It's seriously so cool! <33

    • Lin
      Lin San Francisco, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Hannah V Thanks so much Hannah!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 24, 2015

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. Welcome to Hometalk!

    • Lin
      Lin San Francisco, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Miriam I Thank you Miriam! I'm excited to be here!

  • Tikva Morrow
    Tikva Morrow
    on Jun 24, 2015

    Gorgeous!!! I never would have thought of using a tomato cage like that!

    • Lin
      Lin San Francisco, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Tikva Morrow Right, Tikva? They are inexpensive and sturdy, so perfect for something like this. Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Tammy
    Tammy Summerfield, FL
    on Jun 24, 2015

    Love this!!!

    • Lin
      Lin San Francisco, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Tammy Thank you Tammy!!!!!

  • Rhonda Foust Kirby
    Rhonda Foust Kirby Wabash, IN
    on Jun 24, 2015

    i think i would use a lamp shade

    • Lin
      Lin San Francisco, CA
      on Jun 25, 2015

      @Lori Choman Nope. It's a tomato cage that was sawed off. Much cheaper than a lamp shade. If you read my blog post on my site (hotforhouses.com), I got the cage from Lowes and one of the guys there was nice enough to saw off the legs for me.

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