All you need for this DIY hanging rope basket is a few packages of jute rope from the Dollar Tree and a hot glue gun. That’s it!
My absolute favorite DIYs are cheap, require little time to create, and few supplies. Which is why this DIY hanging rope basket is my new favorite DIY! All you need for this cutie is some jute rope and a hot glue gun. The rope can be found at the good ol’ Dollar Tree which means this basket should cost you less than $4 to make! It took me about 20 minutes to create this basket and that’s including the time it takes to photograph the process for this post. You can’t get any better than that!
This basket is perfect for our entryway wall as a decoration holding my fake Ikea plant or to store my husband’s keys, wallet, and glasses 😊. You can also use this basket in your bathroom to store beauty products or even in the kids’ room for their little toys. I’m thinking about making another for our front porch to add some summer florals to.
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Materials for DIY Hanging Rope Basket
- 24 ft of Jute Rope (3 packages at Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
**Yep! That’s it!
How to Make a DIY Hanging Rope Basket
How big do you want your basket?
I used my paintbrush container to help me decide the size of my basket. The base ended up being 5.5 inches in diameter. As I wrapped the rope I placed the container on top to compare sizes. This size is perfect for all my little fake plants I have around the house.
A few Hot Glue Tips
My hot glue gun is one of the most used tools in my craft room so I have a few tips for you.
- Letting the glue cool for about 10 to 15 seconds before placing the rope (or any other material) on top will allow a stronger hold
- Use a blow dryer or the tip of your hot glue gun to melt away any pesky glue strings or globs
- The closer you hold your glue gun to the object, the hard it is for strings to form
- Let your glue gun warm up completely before you use it. The hotter the glue, the better it works.
- Place a piece of scrap paper under your glue gun to catch drips
Create the Base of your Hanging Rope Basket
Begin your coil by tightly folding over one end of the rope into a small drop of hot glue. Pinch the fold until the glue cools. Now, add a small strip of glue to the inside of the rope, let it cool for a few seconds, and then roll the fold into the glue creating a small coil. Repeat these steps until your base is to your desired size. Glue, cool, roll, and hold. I stopped once my base was about 5.5 inches.
Creating the Walls of your Hanging Rope Basket
Once the base is the size you want it, start creating the walls. Instead of adding glue to the side of the coiled rope, add a strip of glue on top and firmly press the rope into the glue. You can use a container to help build the walls, but I found it wasn’t necessary. Just be sure to keep the strip of glue in the center of the rope, and you will be good to go. Repeat these steps until basket is the height you want it to be. Mine ended up being about 7 inches tall.
What happens when your Rope Ends?
I used 3 8ft long ropes for my basket which means I had to glue the ends of the ropes together a few times. Luckily, I was able to keep the seams on one side of the basket, so you may want to consider cutting the rope if it doesn’t work out that way for you.
Create Loop to Hang the Basket
To keep it simple, I created my loop using my rope, but feel free to get more creative by adding two loops or using small pieces of leather for your loops to add a little more pizazz to your basket. I created my loop by my making a rainbow-shaped arch and gluing down the other end. I tucked the rest of the rope into the basket since it will be covered by a plant, but you can also trim the rope. If you don’t plan to hang your basket, this step can be skipped.
That’s it! You’re done! Wasn’t that super simple? After I made this one, I went to show it off to Alex and he was surprisingly impressed by my basket making skills!
Now you get to impress your family members and guests with your basket by displaying it for all to see! I hung mine on our Board and Batten entry wall and added a cute fake plant I bought from Ikea. I may use it to hide Alex’s keys, wallet, and sunglasses though. Stay tuned! Where are you going to put yours? If you need some organizing inspiration, check out my How to Organize with Baskets post.
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