I can’t believe it’s Sunday already, but if you have the day off tomorrow for President’s Day and you’re feeling a little crafty you just might want to try out today’s DIY here on A Modern Girl Recommends you can get creative with this DIY, it’s fun to make, and it makes the perfect gift especially for Mother’s Day coming up and what might it be? It’s a DIY Rope Basket.
What You’ll Need
4-5 Long bundles of rope
Hot Glue Gun
30 Glue Sticks
Bucket or a placer
Sharp cutting tool
Start with one rope bundle at a time and take an old work bucket or a round flat surface and start by making a small circle and then secure the circle with a hot glue gun and continue wrapping the rope in a circular pattern and securing with the hot glue each time, however do not glue the rope to the bucket.
The bottom of your basket should look like the image above once the bottom base is complete, use your cutting shears and remove any excess rope and now you can work on the upper portion of the basket. The upper portion of the basket is made by adding the next bundle of rope and starting at the edge of base and continuing to secure with a hot glue gun. Continue to add the rope on top of the previous rope at the edge until you’ve reached the desired height of your basket.
Once you have reached your desired height for your basket seal the edges down with hot glue and you’re done. If you would like to add handles on your baskets take additional rope and secure handles down with hot glue or E600 and let fully dry.
Tips & Tricks
- Try going to rummage sales or bazaars and buy older ropes for a more rustic looking basket.
- Adding handles to your baskets are completely optional.
- This is just an ornamental basket and it’s not meant to be used as an everyday basket just for displaying. It is durable, but within limits.
- I used vintage Manila Rope.
Thanks for stopping by for this Sundays edition here on A Modern Girl Recommends and if you do decide to give this DIY Rope Basket a try let me know how it came out for you and like, subscribe/follow and share for more to come.