Today I am showing off my $7.50 DIY yarn storage basket.
I don’t know about you but the place I stash my yarn is not where I crochet regularly. I tend to bring the yarn I need for a project from its storage cubicle in my room to the living room couch so that I can binge watch Youtube or Netflix while I crochet. I am guilty of putting the yarn on the end table by my couch and letting it pile up until it’s out of control.
This basket allows me to get some of that control back.
I love this so much and have been using it every day since I made it. The customization options are endless and the functionality is spot on. Plus, it’s beautiful. Can you believe it only cost me $7.50 to make?! It’s so easy, I know you can make it too.
Here’s what you’ll need.
From the Dollar Tree:
- Laundry basket
- Small wire organizer
- Jute Cord (You can find something similar at the Dollar Tree but it comes with much less, so you’ll definitely save money getting this from Walmart.) $2.97
- Fleece Blanket. $2.50
- Hot glue gun
Wrap the basket in jute cord.
Apply a dot of hot glue to the bottom-back of the basket to secure the cord. Apply a thin line of glue all around the bottom of the basket and wrap with the cord. After this round you will only need to add glue here and there until the last round.
Wrap the basket until you get close to the last solid line in the cutout portion.
Add the small basket.
Use 2 pieces of the cord or any other string/twine you may have to tie the small basket to the last solid line of the basket cutout. Add a dab of hot glue to the tie for extra security.
Cut the lining.
I decided to go with a different fleece than the one photographed in the material list, but it was the same price and brand.
Note: The Dollar Tree has cinching laundry bags that would be perfect for this. They would eliminate the cutting and gluing, and reduce the cost. Unfortunately, my local Dollar Tree was sold out of them.
But for this method, lay the blanket flat and cut it into a square. Put the square piece in the basket and allow the edges to hang over the outside. Make sure that you have enough blanket to cover the rest of the exposed basket and trim any excess.
Glue the lining.
Fold the edges of the blanket under and with your hot glue gun, carefully glue all around the basket.
Enjoy your basket.
That’s it, guys. I love this so much that I also plan to make one for my couch throws and pillows. I could also see this as my 3-year-old’s laundry basket.
How will you be using your basket? Let me know in the comments below. And while you’re there, let me know if you’d like me to continue making these yarn related DIYs.
Until next time,