Rope baskets are both beautiful and functional. I don’t know about you but I love looking at all of the beautiful decorative baskets every time I walk into a Pier 1 or Bed, Bath and Beyond.
However, that love often quickly fades away when I spot the price tag.
Who knew some rope and fabric could be so costly?
Fortunately DIY rope baskets can be easy and inexpensive to make…all it takes is a few inexpensive materials, a little time and some know-how.
Check out these popular and creative tutorials to help you make a beautiful and unique rope basket that suits not only your personality but your home’s decor as well.
1. Rope and thread basket
With a little rope and some colorful thread you’ll have a beautiful basket in no time. Here’s how to make yours.
2. Sewing machine basket
Using clothesline rope and a her sewing machine, Weallsew blogger Juliette Lanvers made these strong and beautiful rope baskets.
3. Lariat baskets
While not a tutorial, per se, this video shows how an old lariat can be turned into a beautiful, yet functional work of art.
4. Rope and plastic
Using a plastic bowl, rope and hot glue, you could create your own rope basket in no time…a great gift that also recycles plastic you already have.
Here’s the tutorial.
5. Rope and crochet basket
Even if you don’t know your way around a crochet hook, this easy DIY tutorial can help you create a strong, beautiful basket in no time.
And if you have stash yarn hanging around, this might even help you clear it out…which of course means it will be time to buy some more yarn, right?
6. Repurposed laundry basket
What can you do with a plastic laundry basket, an old tablecloth, some rope and hot glue?
Make this beautiful basket, apparently! Why don’t try one of your own?
7. Colorful dollar store creation
Similar to the previous basket concept, blogger Jen colored some of her rope to create a more colorful basket option. See how she did it here.
8. Braided rope basket
Blogger Katie of Crafts Unleashed made these unique baskets using simple macrame rope that she braided first.
Here’s how she did it.
9. Fabric rope baskets
Who says rope can’t be made with fabric?
Using piping cord, heavy duty wire and fabric, Jacki of Crafting Mom made these cute, functional baskets.
10. No-sew rope basket
Using a metal basket as a form, this beautiful rope basket was made (almost entirely) without sewing. While it’s possible to forgo sewing entirely, blogger Heidi of Happiness is Homemade decided to stitch the end of the cord to prevent fraying. Check out her useful tutorial here.
Which one(s) are you going to make?
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