Creating a Basket Wall for a Cozy Cottage Style

by Lindsey
4 Materials
30 Minutes
I love the look of a basket wall! You can find these baskets at most thrift stores. They are so inexpensive and yet create a look of warmth and texture. You can even paint them! Decorating a wall, for me at least, used to consist of art and pictures. Now anything goes! You can hang rugs, signs and even plants! I love it! Gallery walls of random items are very popular today too. icon
Basket walls can be as creative as you want them to be. I'm going to show you a few tricks on how to arrange them!

How to create a Basket Wall:
  • Gather materials; baskets, paper, pencil, scissors, 3M command strips, painters tape.

  • Lay baskets on top of white paper. Note; tape paper together to make a bigger paper if the basket exceeds the size.
  • Lay the baskets flat on the paper and trace them.

  • Cut out the paper on the lines you traced.

  • Start creating arrangements with the paper cut outs.

  • Use the painters tape to tape the cut outs on the wall in the arrangement you want to hang your baskets in.

  • Once you’re happy with the arrangement (this might take a little shifting), replace the paper cut outs with the baskets. Use the 3M command strips to attach the baskets to the wall.

Enjoy your new basket wall!
I love how it instantly adds texture and warmth to a space, even around a TV! I've shared another project where I decorated around a TV with wooden crates HERE!

Do you have any similar baskets lying around your home? Let's decorate with them!
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  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 02, 2020

    Are you saying just to apply the command strip, sans hook onto the basket back and onto the wall? Not clear.

    Also these baskets look very lightweight, more like bowls than baskets. They don’t appear to have a “bottom” but seem to be more flush than baskets I have.

    I have many heavier baskets made from twigs, erc. Have you tried the command strips on heavier baskets?

    Would appreciate clarification. Thanks!

  • Kathie Kathie on Feb 03, 2021

    In the 80’s this was all the rage! I had these in my living room.

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  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Jan 30, 2023

    I love the look. We did basket wall art back in the 70’s and 80’s. I’m happy it’s back!

  • Reatha Reatha on Feb 06, 2023

    I too did these years ago. I just used straight pins. They can hold quite a bit of weight and not really noticeable when pins removed