Baskets are something that mysteriously accumulate in my home. I think between flower arrangements and gifts of fruit, they just pile up in my hall closet, waiting for their time to shine again. If you can relate, take a look at these cool crafts and ideas for baskets and get inspired to use yours for something beyond bananas, pears and apples.
Old Basket –> New Light Fixture
This idea from Brian Patrick Flynn is perfect for deeper baskets that already resemble lampshades. The rope adds a touch of coastal-cool to this nautical light fixture. Get the full tutorial on DIYNetwork.com.
Old Baskets –> New Wall Art
If you’ve got quite the basket collection at this point, turn it into an eclectic 3D wall art installation. This example from HGTV Magazine is the ideal mix of varying colors and sizes.
Old Basket –> New Hanging Plant Basket
Did you think you were going to see a Designer MacGyver post that didn’t include at least one plant-related idea? Think again! Check out this hanging plant basket how-to for all the DIY details.
Old Basket –> New Bathroom Storage
Adding a simple white stencil to an old basket can be enough to bring it back to life. This beauty from Marian Parsons has been repurposed as stylish bathroom storage, but the possibilities are nearly endless. Take a look at this article to see how it’s done.
Old Basket –> New Baby Shower Gift
If you have a clean basket that’s in good condition and a friend with a baby on the way, this idea is for you. Fill a basket with luxe spa essentials that will pamper a new mother or mommy-to-be and wrap with a bow. (Hey, it’s not re-gifting if you add new gifts to it!)
Which basket idea do you like best? And do you have more clever uses for old baskets? Share them in the comments below!