Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Festive {Laundry} Baskets

Today is the first of my Dollar Tree Craft Week posts. My first craft is a Festive Laundry Basket. I often pack in a laundry basket when we travel by car. I was having a discussion recently with someone about whether packing in a laundry basket is appropriate or not and I came up with the idea of stringing ribbon through the basket to make it pretty.

Festive Laundry Basket $3

Laundry Basket $1
Spool of Ribbon $1
Bows $1
Pick a starting point and weave the ribbon in and out of each opening. Alternate the pattern on each row. Use hot glue or similar to hold ribbon edges in place. Top off with a bow.
Here is another basket I got (white with a handle) that worked with narrower ribbon. This one came out very festive with the big red bow with hanging bell. I carried some stuff to church in this last week and I got compliments from many people. This can easily be turned into a gift basket by lining with fabric or tissue paper and then putting the fit within. Pick up different ribbons throughout the year for each holiday/season.
Come back tomorrow for craft #2!

The Mandatory Mooch

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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  1. Just stopping by to let you know I gave your blog and the Pin Me Link Party a shout out today on the post Wednesday Weekly Review #19! (

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  2. What a great idea, Diana! I had to use my two laundry baskets to carry my nice dishware to church for a luncheon yesterday. I think your idea of dressing it up makes it a lot more fun and a little less "homey." Thanks for sharing the idea!

  3. I'd be happy to get it! Laundry baskets are just such a good thing to have around.

  4. OMG, that is the cutest basket I've ever seen! Ingenious idea, m'lady :)

    -Sweet Sarah

  5. Diana,
    That is adorable! I can't believe it is a laundry basket!!!

  6. I don't think you can ever have too many laundry baskets when you have kids! Perfect for toys or in the car, etc. I love how you've dressed it up! Great work, Mama. :)

  7. Cute basket! That reminds me... I have laundry to do. Boo! :-)

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday #11

  8. Just love your laundry baskets. I'm featuring some great holiday projects and photos on my blog post tomorrow and am including yours, with a link of course! Please stop by Ducks 'n a Row anytime, but especially on Wednesday for our new blog hop? Everyone is invited. :) (New subscriber, BTW!)

  9. So clever and cute! Thanks for sharing at SHOW-licous Craft Showcase!


  10. Great idea, I couldn't even tell, it's a laundry basket. Thanks for sharing at the Our Favorite Things Link Party

  11. Such a neat and simple idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Such a cute idea!! So clever.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Artsy Corner!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @
    Angie @

  14. Great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  15. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Diana, This is such a fun idea for any gift. I love this post so much that it will be FEATURED this week at Tasty Thursdays. The party will be live tonight. Thanks, Nichi

  17. Love this. I LOVE useful gift wrap vs. wrapping paper.


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