It is autumn! While winter is coming, the weather getting colder and we spend more time in the house. Today, we will give you an idea to spend your time making something useful. Also, you will have fun. I promise! When i think about rope, i always imagine a house with a fireplace and a blanket. Now, today we will learn to make a rope basket to put our blankets. Let’s learn how to!
- Round laundry basket
- Bright metallic paint
- About 50 feet of ½” jute rope
- 1 yard felt, fleece or muslin
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Utility knife
- Paint brush
Step 1: Start with attaching the felt to the laundry basket as a base with your hot glue gun.
Step 2: Cut excess material around side and glue it on basket. But, do not cut the material which is on the top, you will use it.
Step 3: By starting from base of the basket, hot glue the rope and wrap around until the ropes come to just under the lip of the basket.
Step 4: Fold the felt towards back of the basket. Then, with utility knife, cut cut off the top trim and and handles.
Step 5: Put the material back into basket. This is your basket liner!
Step 6: Now, this is fun part, painting! Dip your paint brush into paint jar and wipe excess paint.
Step 7: Start to making color blocks from the top. On the top, use less paint. We want to make color transition.
Step 8: Paint entire basket by using more paint when you are getting closer the base of basket.
Step 9: Let paint dry and that’s it!
When the winter is getting closer, does not this basket make you want to throw a blanket into it? So, lets fun by doing it!