Make "Baskets" Out of Cardboard Boxes

Necessity is the mother of invention, as my mom used to say. I couldn't find the right size baskets to fit on a couple of shelves in my daughter's room, so I covered a wine box and a shoe(boot)box with 4 ply jute twine.
Here's the project all finished.
I found a wine box that was the perfect size (width and depth) and cut down the top
I wrapped & hot glued some jute string around a shoe box for the top box and the wine box is on the bottom.
I made some liners from a drop cloth to line the cardboard boxes to complete the look.
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  • Jeney Jeney on Apr 22, 2018

    what did you use for the inside and how did you place it?

  • Jennie P. Ramos Jennie P. Ramos on Nov 27, 2018

    Can I use a twin-size pillow case for the cloth cover?

  • Jo Jo on Feb 22, 2020

    How much 4ply jute twine did you need for the larger box?

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  • Diane Nusser Diane Nusser on Jan 24, 2024

    What a great idea! I have a "ton" of jute string/rope leftover from my niece's wedding. I do love baskets so I will be trying this! I'd bet it would be fun to make cute little tiny baskets too! Thanks so much!!!

  • Tam Tam on Feb 25, 2024

    This is simply brilliant! You don't have to go and 'find' one that fits.... Can make the whole dang thang if you need to! Thanks a bunch:)