Last week was Week 7 of the 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge. I had really high hopes for the project I had picked out. We have a shoe organization problem at our house. I feel like there are shoes everywhere all the time. A friend of mine keeps baskets at each of her doors for shoes and I thought that was a brilliant idea. I had seen this DIY Dollar Tree Basket Pin from Amie at Busy Bliss and thought it would be perfect for my shoe basket.
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Last Sunday, Graylie and I made a trip to Joann’s Fabric Store. Since I don’t sew, I didn’t have any fabric scraps to use like Amie. It was so much fun looking at all the patterns. I had plenty of Dollar Tree baskets to use and had already picked up some gray rope from the Dollar Tree as well.
For this project you only need a few supplies:
I was excited to get started. I should have known this might not be a good project for me when my 8 year old son had to show me how to get the fabric to fit inside the basket! Once I had that figured out, I cut the fabric around the top of the basket. I ended up cutting it too close to the top. You should leave extra fabric and then wrap the rope around it.
Once I had trimmed the fabric, I started wrapping the rope around the basket and securing it with the hot glue. I thought this part was a little tedious and it ended up taking me about three days to finally get it done. I ran out of rope towards the end of the basket so my basket is not completely wrapped. I honestly think it looks like a hot mess!
I think this could have turned out better with practice so I don’t want to discourage anyone from giving it a try! I just wouldn’t say it is one of my most successful Pinterest Projects! The fun part of this challenge is trying things that I wouldn’t normally do. I am most crafty with paper, scissors, and paint.
I’m already looking forward to the next challenge! I am hoping to try some of the many pins I have for Lunch Prep. Anyone here prep lunch for the entire week? It sounds like a brilliant idea to me so we’ll see how that goes.