DIY Rope Baskets

Kaysi Gardner
by Kaysi Gardner
2 Materials
2 Hours
A couple weeks ago I made a fun little side table for the side of my couch. I love how it turned out but I wanted to find some fun baskets to go on it that would give it a nice pop of color. I decided that I wanted something bright, so I went with yellow. I looked online and all over the stores to find the perfect baskets but had no luck. Then I found a rope basket that I loved the look of but couldn't find a pair (and you can't buy it online). So I used that rope basket for inspiration and made my own.
First I got some rope that I could use for the basket.
Then I dyed it yellow. Make sure to check out my blog post to see how I did this exactly.
Then using another basket for a form, I started to wrap the rope around the basket, gluing it together.
I continued to wrap the rope around the basket until I got to the very top. Once the whole thing was glued together, I removed the other basket that I was using for a form. The rope stuck together and it kept the form of the basket, how cool is that?!
I then made another one like the other one but alternated the colors. They are the perfect size and color for my side table (that's the joy of making things yourself!). Make sure to check out my blog post for lots more photos and instructions on how to make these fun rope baskets!!
Suggested materials:
  • Rope
  • Dye
Kaysi Gardner
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  • Sara Sara on Feb 21, 2017
    What type of rope did you use?

  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Jul 27, 2017
    How did you create the handles?

  • Grace Grace on Oct 05, 2017
    I love your basket just the right color and thickness of rope. Could you share where you got your beige rope and how thick it is? I'm having a hard time finding a similar rope. Thank you~grace

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  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Jul 26, 2017
    Great baskets, i have to do this project ! I have been looking for a nice thick rope basket to use as a trash can for my Master bathroom but as you probably already know, they are horribly expensive ! So i am going to make mine. I also love your side table, looks great. I have about 5 pallets that are larger than normal that was here in my basement when we bought our home and i have been itching to make something with them, maybe a side table or nightstand for our guest bedroom. Thanks for inspiring me for two projects !

  • Shelby 🐈 Shelby 🐈 on Jul 24, 2020

    I love that this rope basket is JUST rope and hot glue. The color choice is very good at making you stop and look.

    Bravo -