I love to paint my nails, and because of that I have amassed a decent amount of nail polish. I had to find a way to store them.
I used to keep them in a big cookie jar that broke during one of our moving adventures. It was pretty and functional, however the sound of the tiny glass bottles hitting the glass of the jar drove me crazy whenever I searched for a polish. I had to think of a quieter solution.
While browsing through my favorite site (Pinterest), I came across this post, where dollar store laundry baskets were wrapped with rope. I thought these baskets were adorable, however at the time I didn’t need baskets that large. As fate would have it, in a trip to the dollar store I found mini baskets that I thought would be perfect to try out her tutorial. I spent around $7 and made 2 baskets.
Rope (I found some for about $4 at Wal-Mart and made 2 baskets with it)
Hot Glue Gun
2 pack of mini baskets from the Dollar Tree
2 Fat Quarters
Sewing Machine and thread
First thing I did was remove any stickers from the baskets.
Then starting from the top I just glued and wrapped the rope around until I reached the bottom. It was quite simple, only time consuming. I recommend watching a TV show as you work.
The most difficult part was creating a fabric insert for the basket to cover up all the ugly glue strands on the inside.
I used one fat quarter per basket and honestly I just made it up as I went. I didn’t have template I just measured the height of the basket and decided that’s how much of the fat quarter to use. I angled off the bottom of the fabric so that there wouldn’t be too much unneccesary fabric in the basket. I then took the top of the fabric and folded it down and ironed and repeated that one more time so that no frayed ends would be visible.
Before all the folding my fabric was 13″ tall and 10″ wide. The folded edge measures 4″ leaving the whole basket to be 9″ tall.
Like I said. I didn’t use a template, I just tried to make everything lay nicely in the basket itself.
Once I had made the fabric insert I could place it in the basket and fill it with my nail polishes. Luckily I two baskets so I can fill the other one with more polish because I’m bound to get more. The rope that I had purchased was enough for both baskets with a little bit leftover. I am very pleased with how these little baskets came out and they were the perfect craft to complete quickly in an afternoon.
Do you like these baskets? Are you going to make some of your own? Let me know in the comments below how they turn out! Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to subscribe!