Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another Dollar Store Basket Makeover

Well, I have another one. Sometimes (like now!) when I have injured my back (again!) and am on "light bed rest" I still want to craft so I made this basket to put craft supplies in so I could do some couch crafting. 

I started off with a teal basket from the Dollar Tree, a roll of black and white polka dot ribbon, and a roll of black ribbon. All I did was weaved the ribbon in and out of the holes in the basket. 

Then instead of tucking the ends under like I did with the other basket, I just tied it off in a double knot. Before I made the knot, I did seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter so it wouldn't fray. 

And now, I have a cute little basket that is the perfect portable craft kit! 

These would be cute for birthday gift baskets and even cute for a Christmas gift basket! 

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  1. very cool idea and love Dollar Tree baskets thank u for sharing hope u feel better

  2. Coley you're a genius! I have about 50 of these lying around!!

  3. Very cute idea! I love the idea of weaving the ribbon through the holes! We'd love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes. I know my readers would love these ideas too!
    Mackenzie :)

  4. What a terrific idea!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi