Monday, August 6, 2012

Make A Basket From A Wine Box

My mom always  used to say that necessity is the mother of invention. It's so true in this case. 
I looked for at least 2 months for a basket for our daughter's room. I looked at Marshall's, HomeGoods, Ikea, TJ Maxx, Target, but didn't have any luck. None of the baskets were the right size.
As I was walking out of Trader Joe's, I picked up an empty wine box and brought it home. It was the perfect size.

I thought it would look good wrapped in jute just like the vase I showed you a few weeks ago.


First, the box was cut down a bit.


Then, the jute was hot glued on.

At this point I was wishing I had wrapped it in burlap! I took a break at this point and made an insert from some left over fabric from another drop cloth project..
Make a basket from a wine box, diy, diy Design Fanatic, craft


Will have to show you where it's going another time.
Make a basket from a wine box, diy, diy Design Fanatic, craft
Now off to Hobby Lobby to to get more jute to wrap yet another box.

You can see the finished before and after in our daughter's room HERE

Tutorial for how to make a basket liner HERE.

Pam

35 comments:

  1. Look at you! How incredibly smart is this! I love this idea so much. Pam you are so amazing. This is one of those DIY ideas that so needs to be pinned. Can I please? I love baskets too and you have opened up a whole new world in finding the right sizes. LOVE IT!

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  2. It looks fabulous. How genius. Love this idea. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous and what a brilliant idea!

    xoxo
    Ruth

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  4. Seriously creative Pam! It looks like one of those expensive lined baskets. So clever! :-)
    Vanessa

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  5. That is incredibly imaginative, to think of adapting a cardboard box to use as a basket. It looks great. I'm very impressed with your ingenuity.

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  6. Wow, what a great idea! I love it. :)

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  7. I have all kinds of light bulbs going off in my head now!!!! What a fantastic Idea! I am going to steal it for sure :-)

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  8. Hey that turned out great! Improvisation can be the best reward with projects! You are so good at it!

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  9. Love this idea! Thank you!

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  10. Pam...how over the top creative!! Looks wonderful!!

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  11. Pam, this is brilliant. I have recently found two beautiful baskets at Goodwill for three dollars each. hugs, Olive

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  12. Pam, What a great idea! Very upscale and so easy to make! I love the liner you put in it!
    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

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  13. Great basket idea! Always nice to have extra bins to put things!

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  14. So crafty! popped in from Wow Us Wednesday ~

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  15. Now I know what to do to wine boxs in my storage room. Glad I found your blog..
    thanks for the idea.

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  16. This is awesome! Any chance you have a tutorial for the cloth liner?

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  17. samanthaleefischer@ yahoo.comNovember 3, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    How did you make the insert? Would love to make these as I just cant afford the bought ones.

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  18. I would like tips on the insert as well!

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  19. Yes can you give us the directions for making the lining?

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  20. Great idea! You can also get jute from Home Depot. It may be less expensive and in larger quantities than your craft store. Just a suggestion...

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  21. Kids can even make their own for their rooms. Maybe even paint them to match. :) Such a fabulous idea!! I vote for a post on insert as well!

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  22. Would the sisal that one can purchase for hay baling work for this?

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  23. Yvie, I'm not quite sure what that is, but just about anything would work as long as you like the way it looks.

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  24. Any idea how many feet or yards it took to do one box? What were the dimensions of your box?

    Thanks. Genius!

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  25. Regarding the lining, it's pretty easy. You measure the inside of the box, (bottom, 2 short sides and 2 long sides; then add seam allowances of 1/2 inch. For all sides add a couple of inches more so the liner folds over the top. That's it!

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  26. Beautiful!! Just what I was looking for. How much jute did you use for the one box? Thank you for the help. I would love to make some over the long weekend.

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  27. Hi there! I wanted to stop by and thank you for your amazing DIY basket. Hope you don't mind but I had to share it in my collection of DIY Baskets. Hope you have an inspiring day! Thanks! Lil Miss Katie's =)

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  28. Thanks for this awesome idea! but I used colored twine from the dollar store, lined with alphabet designed cloth and I got organizers for my 2 year old... i can definitely do this all day I spent about $2 for a small basket, its basically a small shipping box. We are online shoppers and most of the time I hoard the sturdy boxes. This idea is perfect, at least i will have a use for those boxes. Yay!

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  29. Yes I need to know how to make the liner or I can't make project. Thanks

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    1. You can find my post on how to make a basket liner here: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2014/08/how-to-make-basket-liner.html

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  30. Doesn't anybody read a blog or do they just look at the pictures?! Approximately a half dozen people requested instructions to make the liner. The link to the instructions is in bold red letters between the blog text and the comments. Good grief that's annoying!!!

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  31. Great idea!! When hot glueing the twine/sissel etc...do you have to put the hot glue on the underside of every inch of the rope? Or just here and there? Never used a glue gun..thanks

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    1. I believe I hot glued the box, then applied the rope. Every inch of rope needs to be glued, otherwise, it may come off. It takes a long time to do a whole box.

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