We are in the process of moving to Wisconsin and I have been working on decorating ideas for my new home. I have been busy picking paint colors and figuring out what we want to change. I wanted to add some coordinating storage for my bathrooms but we are on a strict budget and spending $20 on a basket is not an option.
Pinterest. Nope, no underwater basket weaving experience needed. All you need is a small box (mine is a small Amazon 5x7x10ish), thick jute twine (under $4 at Walmart), and some cheap fabric (muslin $1.97/yard at Walmart).
A quick recap of instructions: 1. Cut top flaps off box. 2. Start at bottom of box and hot glue the twine along one side. HINT: Leave a little tail. I curled mine up the corner of the box and hid it under the next layer of twine. 3. Continue moving from bottom to top of box. HINT: Hide top tail of twine inside one corner of the box. The liner will cover it. 4. Measure depth and width of box, adding 1/2" for seam, adding 2" on top for fold over. 5. Sew each side before adding bottom. HINT: I chose to finish the top seam so it was easier to hide the raw edge. 6. Match corners and pull over box edge.
I will be honest, if you are not into sewing, you can use fabric glue or webbing, but even a beginner can do this. Be patient, double check your measurements before cutting, and sew as straight as you can. I will admit the bottom is the hardest part to attach but it is very forgiving. I was concerned I would need something to keep the liner in place but it is a very snug fit over the edge of the box. Directions for liner are in a separate post linked with the box directions.
I made two boxes for about $5. There is enough leftover twine and fabric for a third small box. Thanks for looking! April