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DIY Rope Basket from Old Cardboard Box

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Create your own stylish and functional storage solution with our DIY Burlap Rope Basket! This easy-to-follow DIY project allows you to craft a versatile storage basket that’s perfect for organizing books, cosmetics, or any other items in your home.


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Made from natural burlap and sturdy rope, this handmade basket exudes rustic charm while adding a touch of elegance to your decor. Its ample size provides ample space for your storage needs, whether you’re tidying up your living room, bedroom, or bathroom.


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The step-by-step instructions ensure that even beginners can create a professional-looking basket with ease. Customize your basket with various colors of rope to match your home’s aesthetic and make it truly your own.

Say goodbye to clutter and hello to organized living with this DIY Burlap Rope Basket. It’s not only a practical storage solution but also a beautiful addition to your home decor. Get creative and transform your space today!


Supplies Needed:

A medium size cardboard box.

A large roll of burlap string.

Medium- weight cotton fabric in any color and print of your choice (I opted for plain white 😊)


Gather your supplies.


Fold the closure flaps towards the inside of the box on all four sides.


Take your burlap string and start hot gluing it along the lower edge of the box, starting from one end. Try to glue it straight, as much as you can.


Continue gluing the string all around, with the subsequent rows, touching each other, without leaving any space in between.


Keep gluing the string till you reach about 2.5- inches from the top edge of the box. Secure the tip of the string and cut the extra off.


Take your cloth about 7- inches taller and 1-inch wider than the perimeter(measurement of the box all around) of the box. Leaving a 3/8- inch seam, sew the three sides shut, leaving the top edge raw. Fold the top edge by ½- inch twice and sew it down to finish.


Bring the right side of the fabric out and push it to the inside of the box.


Level out the wrinkles on the cloth inside the box and your DIY rope basket is ready for use!


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