DIY Woven Basket From a Tomato Cage

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So, I’ve been into this weaving thang lately. Because of it, I’ve hoarded yarn like a New Zealand ewe in the dead of winter. My hoarding tendencies have forced me to come up with storage options that are a) pretty to look at and b) fun to make. And that’s what this DIY is all about.
All the materials you need.
You’ll need:
* A tomato cage that’s been sawed/cut
* Twine, string, rope…whatever suits your 50 Shades of Grey fancy
* Painters tape (not shown because you know what it looks like and I simply forgot to include it in the pic)
But all you do is tie a knot and start weaving your twine/rope in an over-under manner. I decided to use two colors (yellow and white) to give my basket a little interest. Weave one color at a time.
Bring yarn over and under.
One thing to remember is to not pull down on the rope too tightly. If the tension is too tight, your basket will go wonky. Using painters tape to secure your weave will help a ton.
Great for yarn storage!
Into your new home you go, little balls of yarn.
Ta dah!
When it comes to crafting, there’s no denying that I’ve become a complete basket case.
Go get your weave on!

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  • Paula Wheeler Paula Wheeler on Dec 03, 2018

    Why cut it down? Couldn't you use the full size for a taller basket ...more vertical storage always needed for crafting.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Mar 28, 2019

    Is this a true basket with a bottom as well as sides?

    If so, how did you do the bottom of the basket? Did you use the stronger twine for the bottom? And if you did the bottom, wouldn’t it be harder (or almost impossible) to then do the sides with the yellow and white?


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  • Dana Brown Dana Brown on Apr 04, 2019

    Cute cute cute. And thanks for the giggles. You are pretty funny.

  • Susan Susan on Sep 24, 2019

    I bet you could also use a lampshade frame for this too and then you wouldn't need to cut it. Think about all the size possibilities!