Nowadays, technology is slowly phasing out older ways of life and products, one of which is the basket. Baskets are more important than we think. Most of us rarely use these baskets, and it is common to find them stored away.
Instead of doing that, there are ways you can turn them into valuable pieces and make your home and compound more attractive.
Be creative and use the following easy to do tips to turn your imagination into reality by reinventing or making your basket.
1. Wire DIY Basket
This is one of the most straightforward basket tutorials as you’ll need few minutes to complete as long as you first assemble the following tools; hardware cloth, gloves, pliers, wire cutters, ruler, and of course, the wires.
To start, roll the cloth while determining the size of the basket. Then, use the wires to come up with the shape. The next step is to use the remaining wire to connect the sides. Connect all the sides to complete your basket.
You can go the extra mile and paint it to the preferred color. Remember to use gloves when cutting the wires to protect your hands.
2. BOHO Planter DIY Basket
You’ll need cardboard, duct tapes, scissors, coconut rope, a plant tree, a hot glue gun, a plastic gun,
First, cut out the board and use the tapes to create a cylinder shape. Use the other piece of board to cut out a circle to make the base. Place your tree in the structure to confirm it fits. Use the hot glue gun to glue the coconut rope around the frame.
Secure the inner part with a plastic bag. For the bottom, use an additional board to create a strong base.
3. Painted Acrylics DIY Basket
Use this trick to transform the old baskets you rarely use into trendy and fashionable ones using acrylics. You need to have your old baskets ready, acrylic paints, paintbrushes, cups, water, and a plate for the colors for this trick.
To start, use a small brush to make outlines of the desired pattern. Then, use a larger brush to paint the shapes. Alternate between the different sizes to create a beautiful piece. It is a requirement first to determine the color scheme you are going for.
4. Paper Weaving DIY Basket
For this process, you’ll need different color paper strips, glue, stapler, and flowers.
Start with arranging the same color paper strips horizontally. Then, take a strip of the other color and pass it over one and under the other. Continue with that sequence to cover the base, then glue the edges. Next is to staple the remaining strips on each side together. Staple other strips at the top for the handle and add flowers to make it attractive.
5. Mini Spring Tour DIY Basket
This is another fantastic basket chandelier trick and for this is you’ll need baskets and drill bits. For this process, you need to have lights that you are going to upgrade using the baskets.
All you have to do is drill holes at the bottom of your basket, make sure they are fitting holes. Next, it to replace the bulb casings with these baskets, and you are good to go. Note that we are using baskets with no handles; if yours has one, cut them out.
6. Raffia DIY Basket
This is an easy way to store your plants indoors, and you’ll need a raffia, glue gun, scissors, acrylic paints, paintbrush, pencil, nylon rope, cotton cord, and a plastic planter pot.
Use the glue gun to make the perfect raffia edges. Next, you are to spray, glue the planter pot and wrap the raffia around it. Then, use your pencil to sketch the desired designs on the raffia.
Now it’s time to use the paints to create the patterns. Remember to paint behind the raffia for a more straightforward design. Place your plant in the basket.
7. Braided T-Shirt Yarn DIY Basket
You can use your old t-shirts, scissors, thread, needles, thimble, and bee wax to turn old clothes into useful baskets. The idea is to turn the t-shirts into yarn then braiding them.
First, you have to make yarn from the t-shirts, braid your rope, sew the bottom and sides of the basket, and finally finish it. Making the yarn is the longest process, but assembling is not an issue after getting it right.
It would be best if you familiarize yourself with the sewing process to make excellent products.
8. Pack DIY Basket
If you are looking for an easy project to keep you busy for a couple of days, then you’ll need pieces of wood, corrugated plastic, long yardsticks, saw, pencil, tape measure, chisel, sandpaper, paint, and brush for the first stage.
The whole process is in three parts; feet, basket, and then straps. You need to be good at basketry, sewing, and woodworking to make the perfect basket.
For the basket stage, gather rolls of reed, drilling machine, drill bits, screws, hammer, nails, tin snips, scissors, tape measure, pencil, clamps, wood, Paracord, lighter, leather belt, board, and Cleveland bolts.
After that, start the process by attaching the feet, cutting the reed, and start weaving. Next is to add the weaver and finishing the top. Add the rims and straps to complete your basket.
9. Oval Crochet DIY Basket
It is always fun making crotchets, and for this guide, you’ll use a t-shirt yarn and a crochet hook. Useful tip: use a different color yarn to make the borders. The advantage of using the yarn is it is extra thick and also sturdy.
The whole process is about making crotchets using the yarn to determine the size and shape. It is best if you are familiar with making these crotchets.
10. Rope DIY Basket
The last trick for you today is the rope basket where you have to gather a rope, glue sticks, glue, scissors,
Start by placing the string in circles, and remember to glue the edges. Continue this process until you reach your desired width. Start sticking the rest of the rope on top of the bottom part using the glue gun.
Continue doing that to the required height. Use the excess ropes to make the basket handles and stick them in the poked holes. Add decorations on the ropes and glue them to make your product appealing.
11. Woven DIY Basket From Recycled Newspaper
Yes, you can use old newspapers in your home and transform them into a basket to use for various purposes. You need old newspapers and other essential accessories.
The whole process is about rolling the newspapers into tubes, and using these tubes; you weave your basket. You are in total control of the entire process as you are the one to determine the shape, size, and color.
Another advantage of this basket is that you can use paints, dyes, and other decorations to make it beautiful. It is addictive, once you start, it’s hard to stop, easy to make, and it will take you less than 30 minutes. Also, it is an excellent way to earn extra income.
12. Chandelier DIY Basket
Most of us are always looking for ways to decorate our homes and using a basket, jigsaw, electric crimpers, nippers, frostner bit, and corded light, you can make your chandelier.
For the building process, use the nippers to remove the handles of your basket. Next, you make a hole where you’ll pass the light socket. Then trace the bottom of the socket and drill a hole that can fit the jigsaw blade.
Hang your chandelier by attaching the bracket to the ceiling, the wires, the plate, and finally, the basket. This process can be tricky at times, and you can ask for help from anybody to help set up.
13. Hanging Light DIY Basket
For this idea, you need a wire basket, a light kit, spray paints, frog tape, jute twine, glue gun, drilling machine, drill bits, tin snips, and a metal rasp.
The idea is to use the wire basket to make a housing for the light. First, make an opening for the light bulb, then cut out the basket handles, and create beautiful patterns to the side of the basket using the glue gun and jute.
You are almost complete; what is left is to wrap the bulb using the frog tape and hang it.
14. Plastic Bag DIY Basket
Imagine creating a fashionable basket from sewing needles, white thread, a thimble, and plastic bags. This process is so simple, and there will be no need to knit or make crotchets.
First, cut the plastic bags into strips and then braid them together. Keep braiding in the right way to build and finish the basket. You can add stitches at the bottom to make the base stronger.
Most millennials do not know how important baskets are. Unlike plastic bags, baskets are environment friendly, and you can use them for a long time. These baskets are easy to make, and with the proper guidance, you can make a living out of them.
Above are some easy to follow steps to make your baskets and transform your old ones into fashionable products. Why not try them today?