Do you want to teach your kids about tidiness? Or you are tired of carrying clothes around the house with your hand? These 19 DIY laundry hampers are here to help you out.
We decided to list a couple of DIY laundry hampers for you to choose from with each having its unique design. Whether you intend on using the hamper for clean or dirty laundry, I am sure you would find the perfect one below.
1. DIY Tilt-Out Laundry Hamper
The first DIY laundry hampers I will be talking about is this tilt-out hamper.
Start by assembling the base for the cabinet, screw them together with brad nails. Attach the two side pieces, cover them up and attach the middle piece. After the cabinet is done, attach the tilt out hamper door and attach the laundry basket inside.
The materials needed are a laundry basket, plywood sheets, brad nails, glue, nail shot, and door panel.
2. DIY Laundry Hamper
This DIY laundry hamper is made from fabrics, cotton webbing, thread, needles, lining fabrics, and pins.
Iron the fabrics and cut out two rectangles and one circle from the fabric. Cut the lining as well in this manner. Lay the rectangle down and attach the interface to it, don’t for other pieces too. Sew the two rectangles together and attach the circle to the bottom. Join the lining together into a cylinder also. Out the fabric cylinder inside the lining cylinders, wrong side out.
3. DIY Copper Pipe Laundry Hamper
The materials needed for this are copper pipes, pipe cutter, corner pieces
Cut the pipe into eight pieces(4 long pieces and 4 short pieces) and cut eight copper corner pieces. Assemble them, join two long pieces to each side if a shorter piece connects them with corner pieces to form a big letter U. Join another piece in this manner. Make each of the U shapes stand right, then connect each of the remaining two short pieces to it to have a box. Hang a piece of the bag inside the box
4. DIY Custom Laundry Hamper
This is made from wood, pine board screw, drill, table saw, ruler, pencil, and glue.
Cut out the wood into sizes (long pieces and short pieces), make notches on the long pieces then start screwing the long pieces into the short pieces. Attach two long pieces to each side of a short piece and hold them together with a screw. Repeat this for the side piece of the frame.
Assemble the two sides of the frame and cover it with a pine board. Attach the door and beautify the hamper.
5. PVC Pipe Frame Laundry Hamper
PVC is a multi-purpose material. It is useful in every aspect. This DIY laundry hampers us made from PVC pipe, PVC elbow fittings, T fittings, and bag fabrics.
Cut out two panels of the bag panel and sew them together leaving an opening at the top for the drawstring. Assemble the PVC to form a frame and hang the bag on it.
6. How To Build A Wood Hamper
This is made from beadboard panels, stop hinges, butt hinges, plywood floor, and leg pieces.
Start by cutting all the wood and plywood needed for them then make the legs. Attach the panels and the floor support then, trim excess from the frame and insert the floor. Secure the lid to the panel and assemble everything.
7. DIY Laundry Basket From Old Cloth
This is made from old clothes, foam, scissors, a pencil, and a sewing machine.
Trace and cut out a big circle on the foam materials. Take another long piece of foam and wrap it around the circle to mark out the size of the hamper. You can cut out the excess foam, then take out the old clothes and lay them on top of the foam, use the excess clothing to wrap around the foam. Take this to the sewing machine and sew both edges. Do the same for the circle and attach both the circle and the long piece to form a cylinder.
It is so simple and cheap to make.
8. How To Make A Laundry Basket From Cardboard
This amazing laundry basket is made from cardboard and woolen rope.
Cut out the four lid of the cardboard and secure the tip with foil paper. Then, the cardboard upside down and start attaching the woolen role on it in a spiral form. After the bottom is done, weave the rope around the cardboard till it reaches the foil paper at the tip of the cardboard. The work is done!
9. PVC Pipe Laundry Hamper
This is made from PVC pipe, PVC cutter, marker, laundry bag, and measuring tape. Start by cutting the PVC pipe for the top and bottom frame, then use the elbow to assemble the top and bottom frame. Attach legs to the frame and spread the laundry bag inside the frame. It is very easy and fun to make.
10. DIY Laundry Hamper
Start by cutting the wood for the legs and the crossbar. Assemble the legs and fit an inner piece for the outer crossbar. Secure the crossbar firmly to the legs with screws. Trim excess pieces and sand to give a smooth outlook. Stretch the laundry bag on it. It is this simple, just try it out.
11. DIY Vintage Style Laundry Hamper
In making a vintage style laundry hamper you need a galvanized wire, a round wooden board, drill, a big pillowcase, and a caster wheel.
The round wooden board can be new or a reusable board from stools. Sand the surface of the board and stain it with paint. But the galvanized wire to size the circumference of the circle.
Attach the galvanized wire to the board and drill 4 holes on the board. Fit in 4 faster wheels to the holes. Spread the big pillowcase inside the galvanized wire and you’re good to go.
12. DIY Hanging Laundry Hamper
This is made from a wooden dowel, drop cloth, screws, and board. Measure the size of the wooden dowel and make notches on it for the attachment of the pegs. Secure the towel to the wall and git the legs inside snugly. Sew the laundry bag and make holes on one side of the tip, add grommets to the holes and hang the laundry bag on the dowel. Your laundry bag is ready.
13. DIY Laundry Basket With Wheels
The materials needed for this project are a wire basket, laundry bag, and 4 caster wheel.
Measure the bottom of the site basket and is thus measured to cut out the rectangular board for the base. Drill four holes on the rectangular board and attach the caster wheels to it. Put a wire basket on it and spread the laundry bag inside it.
14. DIY Newspaper Laundry Basket
Working with the newspaper is always amazing and fun. This DIY was made from newspaper, glue, scissors or paper cutter, and paint (optional).
This project takes a lot of time and energy because weaving a newspaper into a basket is not very busy but if the papers are stacked together firmly and carefully the basket is durable.
Make several small squares by wrapping a newspaper with a stick and roll them up. Glue the small squares together to the bottom and the two side pieces of the basket.
15. DIY Vintage-Style Laundry Hamper
This DIY is made from a round wooden board, galvanized wire mesh, and a king-size pillowcase. If you can’t get a wooden board you can use the board from a stool or random stuff that uses the round board. When you’re using a board from the stool of others, and the birds and stain it black.
Use the galvanized wire mesh to build the body of the hamper. Roll it around the board to give a circle with the board at the bottom and after the circle has been assembled, spread the pillowcase inside it.
16. Laundry Basket DIY
This is made from navy stripe linen. Cut out a large piece from the linen and sew each end After the sewing, fold the piece into two and sew both sides to form a big bag. Attach 4 strips of linen at 4 different places to serve as a hanger. Hang the bag to your preferred place and just like that your laundry basket is ready.
A little bit of sewing skill is required for this product. The materials needed include navy stripe linen, sewing machine, needles, and thread.
17. DIY Industrial-Style Laundry Hamper
This is made from a metal garbage can, a wooden board, a 4 caster wheel, drill, screws, and jigsaw.
Polish and stain the wooden board then drill four holes on it using a drill. Attach the four caster wheels to the board. After this, flip the board upside down, now the wheel on the floor, and place the can on top of it.
18. DIY Washable Laundry Hamper
In making this DIY, you need the basic skill of sewing because this requires extensive sewing. Get canvas fabrics(patterned and solid), scissors, matching thread, pin, and Iron.
Cut the pattern fabric into a rectangular piece and a circle then go the same thing for the solid fabric. Use the solid fabric to line the pattern one and sew. Cut a strip from the solid fabric and sew it into two small ropes, attach the rope to the already sewn laundry basket as the handle.
19. DIY Laundry Basket
This amazing laundry basket is made from a jumper shirt, hot glue gun, scissors, bucket, and 3 sticks.
Cut off the sleeve of the jumper shirt and glue each arm shut from the inside. Cut off the neck as well to have a balanced square. Make a circle from the sleeve and glue it to the neck part as the base. Attach a strip of wire around the tip of the jumper shirt for stability and glue the sticks inside of it for reinforcement.
Like it or not, a laundry hamper is one of the important things to have in a home, unless you want laundry scattered everywhere. While you can purchase a laundry hamper from stores, a DIY laundry hamper gives you the option to customize to your taste. So, choose a preferred project and start making it!