A Metal Basket with Jute

An old metal basket can have new life breathed into it by weaving jute into it. The starting point is with tying one end of the jute, leaving you to then pull the rest of it through the metal. Sassy Townhouse Living is the Hometalker behind this project. The finished basket can then be used for fruit or anything else you want to put in it. Get tutorial here

Use Burlap

One of the many types of different material that you can use to get a woven basket is burlap. This versatile material is used here with cut loops woven through and around a cut-out heart shape. This idea is from Hometalker Gail @ Purple Hues and Me. Her picture shows the great end result. She suggests filling with candy, jewelry, or flowers. Get tutorial here

Use Rope for a Woven Basket

This smart approach to weaving uses a length of rope, which you simply paint randomly in parts before weaving around a bowl and finishing off with a couple of leather straps as handles. The idea comes from Hometalker Troom Troom. The image above shows what terrific results can be achieved in this way. It looks good and is useful too. Get tutorial here

Use a Tomato Cage

It is possible to get a woven basket storage solution using all sorts of different objects as the starting point. In this case, it is an old tomato cage that has been transformed very cleverly. Hometalker Lin produced the image above. She suggests using twine, rope, or string and painters tape for great results, weaving one color at a time. Get tutorial here

Use Paper Tubes

Paper tubes cut from a newspaper are used to make this neat basket. Some glue is added to the paper, which is then rolled up tightly using a knitting needle. Hometalker Troom Troom shows us how a basket can then be woven from this point onwards. The final point is to paint it with glue, paint, and water. Get tutorial here

Paint Woven Baskets

White chalk paint and tan paint were used to give the willow woven baskets pictured above a completely different, fresh new look. The work on this lovely project was carried out by Hometalker Tammy H. Just about any type of basket can be painted in any color in this way. This brings a completely different look to the item and to the room it is in. Get tutorial here

Use a Wire Basket

This project started off with a wire basket, which Hometalker Karen Manasco cleaned up and cut. It was then just a question of weaving the vines onto it one by one. The results are fantastic to see. There are some basic tools needed for this DIY task. These include pruning shears or other cutting tools, light gloves, and a strong, scrubbing soap. Get tutorial here

You Can Weave a Chair Too

Some weaving techniques can also be used to repair or improve chair seats. The project shown uses fiber rush that is first woven into place with cardboard to stop it from sagging and then stained. The job was carried out by Hometalker Sharon Strothcamp Sumner, giving a far more attractive chair without too much hassle in the process of weaving. Get tutorial here

Add a Design

You can choose to go a step further and add an appealing design to your woven basket if you like. This can add a welcome splash of color or some interesting details to the finished job. Sharon B is the Hometalker who made this lovely basket with tree design. The trees were woven in at the end, once the rest of the basket was complete. Get tutorial here

Get a Woven Laundry Basket

A woven laundry basket can add a lot of style to something that is normally mundane. This project uses rope, although it is attached using hot glue rather than weaving it around the basket. The image shown was provided by Hometalker Lydia Nordhoff – Lydi Out Loud. She started the project by covering the metal basket in felt and then rope. Get tutorial here

Use Old Magazines

Even old magazines can be used to produce a unique, eye-catching woven basket. Each page is rolled up and then weaved together in a 1 x 1 pattern with glue used to secure the tubes in place. This idea comes from Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab, whose image above shows us one of several woven baskets that she made in this way using magazines. Get tutorial here

Add Some Fabric

What if you already have a large woven basket that is just looking a bit tired? In this case, you can liven it up by adding some fabric to it, resulting in a whole new look achieved very easily. Hometalker KathyrnElizabeth Etier did exactly this, transforming her old basket into something more interesting with just a small piece of fabric. Get tutorial here

Get a Woven Mirror Frame

The paper tube method of making a woven laundry basket can also be used to decorate a mirror. After weaving, it is coated with a mixture of paint, glue, and water. After that, it can be painted. Hometalker Troom Troom produced this cool mirror. The frame was built first and then attached to the mirror using cardboard strips and a glue gun. Get tutorial here

Make a Rustic Woven Ball

This rustic willow ball works well as a Christmas decoration or else hung in the garden. The willow sticks are stripped of leaves and woven into small wreaths which can be put together as a ball. This image was supplied by Hometalker Craft Invaders, who got her children involved in the fun of collecting sticks and making this cute woven ball. Get tutorial here

Turn Vertical Binds into a Woven Headboard

Vertical blinds are the next objects that we see can be woven together. In this case, they are crossed over horizontally and vertically to form an unusual and visually arresting DIY woven headboard. The project pictured is the work of Hometalker Jessica Hill. She livened up her bedroom with this simple, neat trick for making a new headboard. Get tutorial here

A Woven Photo Frame Idea

A plain photo frame has some style added to it in this example. Ribbon strips in three different colors are woven back and forward to complete this look. The ends are secured with tape at the back. The idea is from Hometalker Gail @ Purple Hues and Me. She calls it a great Mother’s Day gift and also suggests adorning it with swirling rhinestones. Get tutorial here

Make Your Own Woven Twine Lampshade

The woven twine look can be achieved on a lampshade too. The process starts off with a piece of twine tied to a spoke and then wound around. Jewelry twine or yarn is then added for a finishing touch. The image you can see above is from Hometalker Nest Interiors. This is a way of getting a DIY lampshade with a woven design that is great in any room. Get tutorial here