This Rope Basket DIY Will Get You Organized
Get your home in order this month with a little organization that is utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing! This simple rope basket made with a neutral cotton rope will give your home a cozy feel for the cool days ahead. Finish off the basket with a set of leather handles to make it even more trendy!
What You'll Need:
- Cotton rope (here we used 25' of 3/4" diameter rope)
- Heavy duty glue gun
- Sewing scissors
- Rotary cutter
- Straight edge with measure
- Needle & thread
- Bucket (for basket reference size)
Step 1: Start by gluing one end of the rope to keep the ends from fraying.
Step 2: Using a bucket or another cylindrical basket as reference for size, start to create the bottom of your basket. Put the end of the rope in the middle of the bucket and start to turn it in a spiral pattern, gluing the sides as you turn the rope.
Step 3: Continue gluing and turning until you reach a diameter that you are happy with for the bottom of your basket.
Step 4: Move the bottom of the basket down to a flat surface as you prepare to build up the sides.
Step 5: Begin to build up the cylinder of the basket by gluing the rope on top of the outer most circle.
Step 6: Continue around, gluing and adding more rope until you are out of rope or you have reached your desired height for your basket. Finish off by gluing the end of the rope down against the interior cylinder.
Step 7: Cut 2 pieces of leather approximately 4" x 1" using your rotary cutter and straight edge. The sizes of your leather strips can vary based on the size of your basket so cut to the desired dimensions that will fit your finished product.
Step 8: Fold your leather strips into a handles by gathering the 2 ends of the strips together. Glue or sew each handle at the bottom where their 2 ends meet.
Step 9: Lastly, glue or sew your handles to the outside of your basket. These last few steps for handles are optional, if you like the basket plain then leave as is without the handles!
Your basket can be used for craft supplies, home accents, or fashion accessories just to name a few ideas. This project is so versatile and neutral that it will work well in just about any room of the house!