Dollar Store Hack: Laundry Basket Into Wreath Makers

3 Materials
5 Minutes

Forget about wreath forms and fancy supplies... This dollar store hack will enable you to make wreaths lightning fast, with just botanical clippings and natural jute twine.
We are going to transform a dollar store laundry basket into 2 wreath makers, which can be used again and again!
This 16" dollar store basket is cut in half, to become something so useful and delightful!
Start with treasures gathered from the garden: herbs, flowers, tree branches...
Use branches that are sturdy but still pliable for the bottom layer, altering the starting points as you go, and keep layering with thinner cuttings till you reach a thick enough bundle!
Find 8 to 10 equally spaced points around the circle, tie each piece around all layers of the wreath with jute twine.
Tuck in a few bright colored flowers for some attractive finishing touches. I used Marigolds and Limoniums here, both will dry really pretty too!
You can make kitchen herb wreaths with the same method. Because the basket is tapered, we got wreath makers in two sizes. The basket holds the shape, and the openings make it easy to tie knots, etc.
Now you can make all the wreaths for home and for gifts! Click HERE to see the full tutorial for more details on herb wreaths plus 5 helpful tips on making the best wreaths ever!
Want more wreaths? Here's another Dollar Store hack wreath! Check out this article with a fun video tutorial I made HERE !
Can't get enough wreaths? Check out these 30 creative DIY wreaths at the link below!

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

3 Weird Step-by-Step Ways to Decorate Your Plain Tea Towels
30 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants
Everything Red For Canada Day
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
32 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
3 Gorgeous Decor Projects In The Oh-So-Chic Geometric Style
Live Life In Color With These Amazing Ideas For Your Home
24 Update Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Look Fabulous
30 Great Mason Jar Ideas You Have To Try
15 Ways to Spice up Your Floors
How A Little Bit Of Glitter Can Go A Long Way!
14 DIY Must-Haves For All Camping Trips
30 Gorgeous Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
15 Amazing Projects To Help Make Your Home Look Fabulous
20 Ways To Make Your Own Personalized Clock

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 15 questions

Join the conversation

2 of 403 comments
  • Create With Cynthia
    on Mar 23, 2020

    That's so cute! Cynthia at Create With Cynthia

  • Louise Scott
    on Jun 2, 2020

    I actually thought the general idea would have been turning those cut backets into very large knitting looks.

    but I really do like the idea of turning those cut baskets into wreath.

Your comment...