Melissa V
Melissa V
  • Hometalker
  • Wyoming, MI

This is an Easy Project for Anyone! Check It Out - You'll Love It Too!

4 Materials
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5 Minutes
Easy

Well, anyone who knows me knows that I love baskets. For this idea (which I admit wasn't originally mine) I took 2 baskets of similar color/style and picked one deeper, and one flatter. But that's what I had, you could use whatever you have hanging around.
So I started with 2 baskets similar in color and texture. The left one is newer from an estate sale and they gave it to me free :D. The flat one on the right is obviously older-it was my Grandma's. Some 2 sided carpet tape and sharp scissors (no use for dull scissors or knives).
Here's where the fun begins!
Here's where the fun begins!
First I rolled off a strip of tape that looked long enough to fit around the raised base of the left basket. Note: If you have never worked with double sided tape, esp. carpet tape, it can be very finicky (aka-a pain!).
Scissors-more than for cutting! Our helper!
Scissors-more than for cutting! Our helper!
Next is positioning the tape around the basket base. You want to get as much as possible on the "top" of the base as possible-I think you're getting the idea...scissors or something to help get the tape OFF your fingers and onto the basket will help a LOT!!!
You can see how well that tape grips!
You can see how well that tape grips!
Next I took the flat basket and (as much as I could) centered it on the tape and pressed down. It doesn't take much (at least for mine) and here I am holding it up to show you how strong that tape can be.
From forgotten to front row...
From forgotten to front row...
Then you just use however you want...here it is on a buffet table, it adds dimension and allows other dishes more room on the tabletop. I found a couple of white baskets that will be great for a Spring display. So go look around and see what you've got, maybe some ribbon, etc., make it yours!!!
This is what I do when the snow is falling!
This is what I do when the snow is falling!

Suggested materials:

  • Deeper basket  (Estate sale (free))
  • Flat basket  (Grandma (free))
  • Sharp scissors  (Already had)
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1 question
  • Lar4036101
    on Dec 16, 2016

    I love baskets and boxes!! And I love your project. It really does look "front row!" Could you use E6000 glue instead of the tape?? Thanks! Linda

    • Melissa V
      on Dec 16, 2016

      Thanks Papoose03. Linda, I guess you could if you wanted something permanent. I actually made mine first, a "test drive", then carefully pulled it apart and started again taking photos too. The 2 baskets I used for the demonstration have sentimental value to me, so I did not want a permanent bond. Looking forward to seeing your basket match-up!!!

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  • Jeannie Carle
    on Dec 18, 2016

    I have a special little "junk store" - it has tons of baskets - CHEAP!!! He stocks his lil shop from estate sales. I SHALL be visiting soon! TY!

  • Melissa V
    on Dec 18, 2016

    Jeannie, I'm taking that as a good thing for my post. It was my first one and I didn't get it all quite the way I wanted it to be (you're the only one I've admitted that to ;-)... Here's a White Christmas wish of happiness from MI to MO!!!

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