Dollar Store Laundry Basket Turned Chic Metallic Rope Basket

6 Materials
$25
90 Minutes
Medium

dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
I started by attaching felt to the outside of the laundry basket with hot glue. The felt made it easy to adhere the rope to it and also acted as a liner for the inside of the basket.
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
Next I wrapped jute rope around the entire basket, attaching with hot glue.
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
I wanted an ombre effect with my metallic paint so I started with a light coating of copper metallic paint gradually building up the amount of paint I used to create the ombre effect.
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
I cut off the lip on the top of the laundry basket so that the rope didn't stick out awkwardly at the top.
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
I used the excess felt that had been overhang from the sides of the laundry basket to tuck inside of the basket to act as a liner for the basket. The felt is just tucked into the bottom, I didn't sew or glue it. It won't be seen anyway with blankets or anything else in it.
dollar store laundry basket turned chic metallic rope basket, crafts
It's amazing how easy it was to create an elegant, decorative throw basket with just a dollar store laundry basket, some jute rope, felt and a glue gun! See more step by step photos and material quantities sources on my blog here: http://lydioutloud.com/2016/09/15/diy-metallic-rope-throw-basket/
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  • Beth
    on Sep 1, 2018

    jute rope where to buy it.how much length on rope and felt

    • Kristy Schluter
      on Oct 13, 2018

      Any hardware store sells this such as Ace or Home Depot has huge rollers of it that you cut yourself. 😊

  • Jennifer Carson
    on Sep 1, 2018

    do you start at the top or the bottom of the basket? how much rope an felt?

    • Las6137293
      on Sep 3, 2018

      You start at the bottom..when you reach the top..cut the "lip" off the basket.

  • Patsy Evans
    on Sep 1, 2018

    1) How much rope does it take ?

    2) How do you wash it ?

    after the hot glue you can't just take it apart to wash it.

    • Las6137293
      on Sep 3, 2018

      Im guessing ..no washing of this.maybe a lite vacuuming ..but no laundering.

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  • Cindy Haines
    on Oct 7, 2018

    Love this! I will be trying it! And it's not gonna cost over $50.00

  • Cindy Haines
    on Oct 7, 2018

    I buy this kind of rope from lowes and/or home depot all the time. For 50 ft of rope its 8.99 plus tax.

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