Easy DIY Rope Basket

With spring cleaning creeping in I find myself wanting to purge and get to organizing! From the craft supplies to the bathroom goodies, I want to make sure everything has it’s place and also looks oh so stylish doing so. I am a sucker for the natural and rustic look, so when I saw this sisal rope for cheap at the hardware store I grabbed a bundle and got to dreaming up some ideas. I always have loved the cute baskets you see at Pottery Barn and Restoration hardware that look as though they were each lovingly handmade- but who has time to weave baskets? Well here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own sisal basket, also just in time for a cute Easter related basket too!


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Start by folding the end of your rope like a “U” and then add a dollop of hot glue to secure this shape…don’t burn your fingers! Next start to wrap the rope around that “U” creating a circle shape and layering the rope, once again secure with glue….

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Keep rolling and gluing, rolling and gluing until you create the size base you want your basket to be…

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Once you have the base you want (mine was about 5 inches or so) then you can start to create the “walls” of your basket by continuing your layers but on top of the base you created….

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Once again, more rolling, stacking and gluing….

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I  grabbed a popsicle stick to assist with spreading the glue that wanted to seep out and also managed to save myself some hot glue gun burns in doing so. I made the “walls” of my basket 10 layers high….

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A quick snip of the rope and now it is time to tuck the loose tail in and glue to secure….

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The tail is right under my fingers, I applied pressure to make it hold and it just naturally swoops down into the basket creating a “disappearing” effect.

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Time to style! Since Easter is right around the corner I decided to go with the Easter decor route but these would be great little baskets for organizing crafts or in the bathroom as well! You could even make a little lid or handle too!

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Stay Zesty!



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