I needed a basket for a for a baby gift and I wanted something fun and cute that would match the decor so that it could be used for storage in the baby's room later.
I found this basket at The Dollar Tree. It's kind of cute as is. But I knew I could make it cuter.
So I gathered the basket, some scissors, my hot glue gun, and some ribbons that I knew would match the baby's bedding.
I simply weaved the ribbon in and out through the holes in the basket. Just make sure it is straight and doesn't turn and keep weaving it all the way around.
When you get all the way around the basket, you will just tuck the ribbon into one of the holes and glue it down on the inside of the basket.
Do that for all the rows on the basket and you'll have an adorable basket! You could use all the same kind of ribbon or use different contrasting ribbons as I did.
Then just fill up your basket with whatever! I added some baby socks, onesies that I decorated, bottles, and some other baby necessities. Then I covered the basket in cellophane, tied a bow with some of the left over ribbon, and hung a little ducky from the bow and voila!
An adorable baby gift in a cute basket that once started out as a plain ole' boring basket.
The sky is the limit with this project - you could make some that match your child's bedroom decor for storage, you could use fun colors and make a birthday basket, use college colored ribbons and make a survival kit for someone heading off to school in the fall, etc!
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