DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket

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$4
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I think I have become addicted to Dollar Tree DIY’s. I was in my local Dollar Tree store recently and found some nautical rope. It’s nice quality, so naturally I grabbed 5 of them! Then I was like, hmmmm……ok, what the heck am I going to do with this. As I continued walking around the store, I found some small wire baskets, and some mini chalkboard signs, and the idea to try my hand at making a DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket came into my head. Here is how I did it…

Here are the supplies I used.

Step 1 in Making a DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket…


This is a pretty simple DIY. All I did was use my glue gun to glue the rope all around the wire basket. I used 2 full packages of rope, then had to open a third package to make the handles.

Step 2, Make the Handles...


Once the rope was glued to the basket, I made some handles. I cut 4 pieces of rope all the same size. The rope tends to fray a bit when you cut it, so I added a bit of glue from my glue gun to try to stop it from fraying too much.

I ended up making 2 of these baskets. On the first basket I made, I glued the handles to the inside of the basket, and the second one I glued them to the outside. I think I like them on the outside a little better (for your reference). You can see on these handles above that I used some clear tape to stop the fraying.

Step 3...


Lastly, as a finishing touch, I added one of the mini chalkboard signs to the basket. I just tied the sign to the inside of the basket.

That’s it! Here is how the DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket came out. Very simple and easy to make and they look pretty cute too.


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  • Francine Bowhay Francine Bowhay on Jul 24, 2020

    I need some ideas from everyone.

    I have 3 metal 12" diameter wash tubes on my bathroom wall. Bottom against wall.

    Besides towels or ivy, what else could I put in them?

  • Emo52797409 Emo52797409 on Sep 18, 2021

    How do you keep the ends from separating when I remove the tape

  • Carollynda Carollynda on Jul 22, 2022

    If you used poly rope, could melt ends. Or how about a small zip tie on ends and bigger one to put through to anchor handles to basket?

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  • Megan Megan on Aug 01, 2022

    I made several of these, not just with the Dollar Tree basket, but other plastic baskets I had in my office. These are going in the laundry room. I had tacks for tapestries I hot glued on both sides of the handles to look like nail heads. I love it!

  • Megan Megan on Aug 01, 2022

    Here are the tacks on the handles



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