Hey there! It’s time for another DIY challenge! This month I teamed up with some blogging friends to do our DIY version of a popular basket from Anthropologie! Big thanks to Terrie over at Decorate and More with Tip for hosting!
Can I just say this looked way easier than it was? I had a picture of how it would go in my mind and it just didn’t translate like I thought it would!
But it still turned out to be a cute little basket so I’m going to share the process with you and then send you off to see what the others came up with!
DIY Anthropologie Basket
It started with a trip to Dollar Tree. In their floral section, they had this great roping that was perfect for the project. It came in a 13-foot strand. I purchased five but only ended up using four. I also purchased a spool of trim to add around the top.
Besides the rope and trim, all it took was a hot glue gun and several sticks of glue.
I started by rolling the rope in a coil. At first, I would just add a drop of glue about halfway through the coil. As the coil grew I added more drops of glue.
This is how the bottom looked after I was done. This took one strand of rope. I also burned the ends of the rope so they wouldn’t fray.
Next, I started on the walls of the basket. With a new strand of rope, I began gluing it on top of the base and just continued spacing out drops of glue as I went.
Here’s how it looked after the second strand of rope:
I continued with a third and then finally the fourth strand of rope. When I got towards the end of the fourth strand, about two feet left or so, I made handles.
I just left a section of the rope loose to form a small loop and then continued gluing the rope until I got to the other side directly across from the first handle. I made another small loop and then wrapped the remaining rope around until it met the first handle and I secured it with more glue.
Now it was time for the ribbon! I just measured the ribbon around the top and secured it with glue.
My daughter saw it when I was finished and loved it. She asked if she could have it as something cute to store her Barbie clothes in! If she’ll actually use it and pick up her doll clothes I’ll call it a win!
Now I’m going to send you off to see with these talented ladies came up with!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed our basket tour and got some fun ideas! Have a blessed day! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a post!
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