3 Easy & Affordable Dollar Tree Wire Basket DIY Ideas

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If you're in search of inexpensive and creative wire basket ideas, look no further than your local Dollar Tree! Their extensive assortment of wire baskets enables you to create exceptional and tasteful home decor for any room in your house.

Today, I'll share three effortless and cost-effective wire basket decor concepts that can be created using Dollar Tree products.

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By incorporating these ideas into your home, you can effortlessly add both practicality and aesthetic appeal to your space. Plus, you don't need to break the bank to achieve this - thanks to Dollar Tree's affordable prices, you can create stunning home organization that looks like it was bought from a high-end store!

So, let's dive into the three easy wire basket decor ideas that you can DIY using Dollar Tree items.

Round white wire baskets

Wire Basket Shelves with Paper Towel Holder

The first project is this simple tiered stand that can be used to store a variety of products.

1. Gather supplies

Head to your nearest Dollar Tree and pick up the necessary materials for this project:

  • Gold rectangle baskets (small and large)
  • White wire baskets
  • Paper towel holder
  • Zip ties
  • E 6000 glue
  • Spray paint
Paper towel holder placed on top of an upside down round wire basket

2. Preparing the wire baskets

Take two white round wire baskets and cut out the middle portion of each to create an opening.

An easy way to do this is to flip the baskets over and place the paper towel dispenser on top. This will give you the exact center you need to cut away. It is important to ensure it is directly in the middle so your basket sits straight.

Sliding the paper towel holder into the cut out center of the round wire basket

Next, slide the wire basket over the paper towel holder and secure it in place with zip ties at the bottom.

To support the second basket, four zip ties are attached to the paper towel holder

Repeat with the second wire basket but before sliding it onto the holder, secure zip ties in place at the height you would like the second tier to sit. These act as a ledge for your basket to sit on.

Using E6000 glue to secure the basket to the zip ties

Again, secure the second basket in place with zip ties, then apply E6000 glue around the zip ties for extra security.

Gold spray paint next to the tiered basket

Let it set for 12-24 hours before spray painting the wire baskets your desired color. I chose to use this gorgeous gold color.

Gold tiered wire basket on a bathroom counter holding toiletries

3. Finalizing the gold wire basket stand

I'm using the basket in my bathroom to store lotions and sprays. But this idea also works great in the kitchen, laundry room, or even an office to organize all your different supplies. 

Wired craft caddy

Two-Tier Fruit Basket or Craft Caddy

This is an extremely easy DIY to add some industrial style to a kitchen or anywhere that you need storage in your home really!

Here's how to make it:

Two small and one large rectangular gold wire baskets

1. Gather materials

  • Two small gold rectangular wire baskets
  • One large flat gold rectangular wire basket
  • Four zip ties
Zip tying a small rectangular basket to the bottom of the larger one

2. Assemble the wire shelving

Start by zip-tying the smaller rectangular basket at the bottom of the large rectangular basket. Cut off the excess zip ties.

Attaching a small rectangular wire basket to the top of a large rectangular wire basket

Repeat the process at the top with the second small rectangular basket. Cut off the excess plastic from the zip ties.

Two tiered caddy holding craft supplies

Now you can place it on the counter in your kitchen and use it to hold fruit and vegetables.

I decided to use it in my craft room. This basket is great for storing supplies I use often and want to easily be able to grab them when needed.

You could of course spray paint this any color you wish to match your decor.

Decorative wire basket with lid

Decorative Wire Basket with Candlestick Holder

Want to add some farmhouse-style decor to your living room or bedroom? Try making this decorative wire basket.

Round gold basket and candlestick

1. Gather materials

For this project, you will need:

  • One circle gold wire basket
  • One candlestick holder
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Woodcraft round
  • Deco art metallic finish
  • Drill bit
  • Fancy drawer pull with a nut and bolt
Sticking the round wire basket to the candle holder

2. Attach the basket and candlestick

To begin I attach the gold circle basket to the top of the candlestick holder using E6000 glue. This needs to sit and dry for at least 12 hours before you move on to the next step.

Painting a wooden craft round gold

3. Prepare the wooden craft round

Paint the woodcraft round with your desired color. I went with Deco Art's metallic gold finish. This wood round fits the circumference of the top of my wire basket and when finished will be the lid of my decor piece.

Using a measuring tape to find the middle of the wood round

Next, you need to measure the center of the wood round with a ruler or measuring tape.

Drilling a hole through the center of the wood round

Once you have your center, go ahead and drill a hole.

Adding a drawer pull to the hole in the wood round

Now all you need to do is slide your fancy drawer pull through the hole and attach it with the nut it came with.

Decorative wire baskets

Use the wooden craft round as a lid for the wire holder basket.

Wire basket holder with lid filled with moss and decorative Easter eggs

Fill the basket with seasonal decor items like Easter eggs and moss or any other items of your choice. I love the rustic style this adds to my home.

Dollar Tree wire basket DIY

DIY Dollar Tree wire basket ideas

By using a few low-cost items from Dollar Tree and a touch of creativity, you can give your untidy spaces a stylish and organized makeover that will make spending time in them a joy.

Wire baskets are perfect for adding unique and affordable decor to any room of your home. Whether you’re looking for storage solutions or decorative pieces, Dollar Tree has everything you need to get started.

Revamp your cluttered bathroom, kitchen, office, or craft room with these three simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself projects.

So what are you waiting for? Visit your nearby Dollar Tree store today and begin your DIY journey. Don't forget to showcase your finished projects in the comments section for all of us to admire!

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