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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  • Dee Dee on Nov 26, 2022

    I love this project, but jute can get expensive

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    • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Jan 01, 2023

      Dollar tree roping, has 2 color choices. I have found, because the rope is thicker then jute? It covers faster with the same amount of hot glue. It looks more high end too. As well sturdier. Less yardage as a a result of added thickness. Take a look 😉

  • Jul73444689 Jul73444689 on Dec 22, 2022

    I went one step further and made my own rope out of twisted daylily leaves.