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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Frequently asked questions

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  • Charlotte Charlotte on Dec 30, 2020

    I would like to try this! But I need the answers to the same questions that were left unanswered from others! 1) where to buy these short belts?

    2) baskets?? Where to get these too!!??

  • Ada Ada on Dec 30, 2020

    where did you get baskets with the flat side?

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  • Susan Gallicchio Susan Gallicchio on Jan 01, 2021

    Yes I like all of those ideas! Especially the vege one

  • Lisa West Lisa West on Jan 01, 2021

    Looks absolutely adorable. The bathroom is almost spa like. Love the ivy. Gives it that extra green and out doors inside, especially now that its the death part of the year. You know winter, death season i call it some times. Every thing is dead or dormant. Rain ice snow sleet. Snow is the only thing that is pretty during this time of year. So having plants in the house helps depression, oxygen and many plants clean the air. Also bow with the vid 19, extra help in the cleaning part is a good thing.