Dollar Store Laundry Basket Turned Chic Metallic Rope Basket

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Time: 90 MinutesCost: $25Difficulty: 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/
Lydia Nordhoff - Lydi Out Loud

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