Wicker Bike Basket Storage Hack

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Lacking towel storage in the bathroom?

Here’s an easy, super quick hack to make your bathroom practical and stylish!

There wasn’t a great deal of storage in my bathroom for towels, and I’d been looking for an alternative for a little while.

One day whilst out shopping at (Kmart) I spotted a cute wicker type basket sitting on its own in a trolley. I read the label and discovered it was a wicker bike basket. It had a great look about it , particularly the leather look buckle straps that were attached. I didn’t buy it, but I kept thinking about it and wanted to use it in someway.

Then I had a light bulb moment! I had recently purchased a bamboo decorative ladder from Kmart and had been intending to use it.

Bamboo Ladder

So I measured the distance between rungs and looked up the bike basket measurements online. I couldn’t believe they were a perfect fit!! Not only that I knew it would be easy to attach the baskets as they came with the leather look buckle straps.

I decided to buy four, even though I knew you could fit five in there! You wouldn’t see the fifth one due to the bathtub- no point spending the extra money.

Tools and Materials

  • Bamboo ladder
  • 4 wicker baskets
  • 8 leather look buckle straps (or you could upcycle some old belts)
Stabilize the Baskets
Stabilize the Baskets

To stabilize the baskets so that they wouldn’t tip forward I moved the straps lower towards the center of the basket.

Add Buckle Straps
Add Buckle Straps

It was also important for the buckle straps to be on the right hole so that the bottom of the basket would sit snugly on the rung below. So the second last hole was used.

Hang and Enjoy
Hang and Enjoy

I then rolled towels and placed them inside the baskets.

If you’re wanting to make this and your baskets don’t have buckle straps you can easily find them at haberdashery stores or even use small dog collars!

DIY Bathroom Storage

So happy with the outcome- practical and stylish!

DIY Bathroom Towel Storage

I chose to fill mine with towels. What will you fill yours with?

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  • Kate Kate on Oct 30, 2021

    That is so cute.

  • Genevieve Mehan Genevieve Mehan on Nov 09, 2021

    Where do you live, where there is actually a KMart still in business??

  • Auntie Sharon Auntie Sharon on Sep 19, 2023

    I wonder if one could nail the basket to a wall or the back of the door? Or would hang down too low and not support any weight?

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  • Brenda Steever Brenda Steever on Sep 19, 2023

    It looks like a high dollar decorating trend. I love it!

  • Rob Rob on Sep 19, 2023

    How many of us have old belts and wicker baskets hanging around!

    With this group of highly creative people, I can’t wait to see future pictures of how they expand on this wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful idea!

    • Ellen Ellen on Oct 20, 2023

      My guess is you can purchase the belt "parts" online or thrift them... or even come up with a different method for securing the baskets, i.e., rope, ribbon, leather straps that are studded together... Your imagination is the limit...