DIY: How to Make a Metallic Rope Basket – LSA
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DIY: How to Make a Metallic Rope Basket

diy basket tutorial
Yasemin Yagar
Written by Yasemin Yagar

It is autumn! While winter is coming, the weather getting colder and we spend more time in the house. Today, we will give you an idea to spend your time making something useful. Also, you will have fun. I promise! When i think about rope, i always imagine a house with a fireplace and a blanket. Now, today we will learn to make a rope basket to put our blankets. Let’s learn how to!

Supplies

  • Round laundry basket
  • Bright metallic paint
  • About 50 feet of ½” jute rope
  • 1 yard felt, fleece or muslin
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Utility knife
  • Paint brush

diy basket tutorial

Step 1: Start with attaching the felt to the laundry basket as a base with your hot glue gun.

diy basket tutorial

Step 2: Cut excess material around side and glue it on basket. But, do not cut the material which is on the top, you will use it.

diy basket tutorial

Step 3: By starting from base of the basket, hot glue the rope and wrap around until the ropes come to just under the lip of the basket.

diy basket tutorial

Step 4: Fold the felt towards back of the basket. Then, with utility knife, cut cut off the top trim and and handles.

diy basket tutorial

Step 5: Put the material back into basket. This is your basket liner!

diy basket tutorial

Step 6: Now, this is fun part, painting! Dip your paint brush into paint jar and wipe excess paint.

diy basket tutorial

Step 7: Start to making color blocks from the top. On the top, use less paint. We want to make color transition.

diy basket tutorial

Step 8: Paint entire basket by using more paint when you are getting closer the base of basket.

diy basket tutorial

Step 9: Let paint dry and that’s it!

diy basket tutorial

diy basket tutorial

When the winter is getting closer, does not this basket make you want to throw a blanket into it? So, lets fun by doing it!

Source: lydioutloud.com

About the author

Yasemin Yagar

Yasemin Yagar

I am 23. I study at Istanbul Bilgi University, gastronomy and culinary arts. As you can see, i love cooking and baking. In addition to these,  as hobbies, i am singing, acting at unprofessional theater and interested in gardening. Also, i am an animal lover.

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