I completed this quick little project in one afternoon while watching Netflix… lazy day. I enjoy adding a bit of personality to things. On occasion I will buy objects (typically from thrift shops) particularly to use them for projects. This is such an easy way to add interest to a simple basket! Of course it would be difficult to give exact instructions considering baskets are mostly different, but I’ll tell you all what I did.
-A basket (one with a loose weaving or a design will work best.)
Think of the type of design you’d like to create. Take the first color of thread you plan on using and secure it around a part of the basket.
Weave in your first color. Repeat with any other colors included in your design.
Like I said, a quick project. At the very least I hope it provides some inspiration!
So I completed a small project over the weekend that I want to share with you guys!
I’m pretty into houseplants. Mostly succulents and cacti. This weekend I went into ‘get stuff done mode.’ This resulted in me re-potting all my house plants and cleaning up my little cacti gardens. I’ve had this vine type plant on my windowsill pretty much ever since I moved, and I had been thinking it would make a good candidate for a hanging piece! I had picked up a small basket I enjoyed at a thrift shop a bit ago, and had been trying to decided exactly what I wanted to do with it. It worked out perfectly for this project!
First thing I did was spray paint the basket white. I really wanted to keep the fresh, clean look of my apartment going on.
After the paint was dry, I grabbed some of my favorite mint colored yarn, and crocheted ‘straps’ directly to the basket. If you were trying to recreate this look, but don’t know how to crochet, you could easily braid some yarn and achieve something similar.
I crocheted a consistent loop over a doorway to my living room so that there wouldn’t be a knot on the top.
After that all I had to do was add the plant! I kept it in a plastic pot I also painted white, so that no dirt or water would leak through the basket.