Hey all you cool cats and kittens... sorry I had to. I’m sure everyone has heard that by now. 🤣 I created these hanging baskets for a fun little challenge we did on Instagram using the hashtag # craftbindump. You can ONLY use materials you have lying around! It was super fun, cheap ($3) and this is what I created!😊
Dollar Tree Hanging Baskets
You want to first start by taking your Dollar Tree rope and creating a base. I started by laying the rope flat and hot gluing it in a circle creating a spiral.
Keep glueing the rope in a spiral till it’s formed a decent size circle. This will act as our “base.”
Once you have a decent size base, you want to start gluing the rope upwards. You can choose whatever size basket you like! I wanted to create a smaller one so I used a bottle of hairspray to wrap my rope around. Keep glueing one layer on top of another until you get to a height you like. A little side note, I kept rotating the bottle so the glue wouldn’t stick to it. Make sure to do this or you’ll have to use a knife to free it from the bottle like I did for the first one. 😂
Once you’ve reached your desired height, just cut the rope off and glue it on to the inside! Super easy and really cute! Almost done!
To create the handles, I used the left over rope, cutting it in half and gluing the pieces in long U shapes on each side. Trim the bottoms off and your basket is done! It should look like this when you are all finished. 😊
To hang the baskets, I used cotton twine from the Dollar Tree. I looped the strings over the branch and tied off the baskets. I decided to hang them at different heights to create some dimension. I found the branch outside, so that was free! Score, free is always a win!
Since I had to use materials lying around, I used these faux flowers I found at DT a few years ago. You can use anything you like! I think greens would also be nice as well! Very spring! I hung this on the wall using two little nails, resting the branch on top. I tried other ways of hanging it but I liked the look of it this way the most. So easy and it looks so cute! The perfect little project for only a few bucks! I hope this inspires you to create your own. A great way to use up those old materials! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @justinwray for weekly DIY. 😊