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DIY: Making a box into a basket


DIY: Making a box into a basket

DIY: Making a box into a basket

Keeping a tidy household requires storage space and storage solutions. Unfortunately, most storage solutions for everyday items can cost a pretty penny. If you are looking for a cute but affordable storage solution then see below for our step-by-step instructions.

Box to Basket

What you will need:

  • An ordinary cardboard box
  • 4 ply jute
  • A hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • A pair of scissors
  • Inexpensive muslin fabric

Step 1

Cut off the flaps of the cardboard box using a pair of scissors.


Box to Basket 1 Box to Basket 2

Step 2

Use hot glue, from your glue gun, on the outside of the box to paste the jute to the cardboard.

Box to Basket 3

Step 3

Continue wrapping the box to the rim, with jute with the aid of your hot glue gun.

Step 4

Finish the jute off nicely when you reach the rim of the box.

Box to Basket 4


Step 5

For this step you will need to make use of your sewing skills. Use them to fashion a liner for the inside of the box, using inexpensive muslin fabric. Naturally, it might be worth your while investing in a more expensive fabric with a beautiful pattern. 

Box to Basket 5





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